2021 Legislative Session Digest

This is the final installment of the Legislative Update for the 2021 legislative session. This installment contains summaries of select bills of interest or portions of bills that were signed into law in the 2021 legislative session. Civil Civil immunity related … [Read more...]

Health care advance directives

S.E.A. 204, P.L. 50 Effective: July 1, 2021 Allows an individual to make a health care advance directive that gives instructions or expresses preferences or desires concerning any aspect of the individual's health care or health information and to designate a … [Read more...]

Powers of guardian after death

S.E.A. 276, P.L. 26 Effective: July 1, 2021 Authorizes certain guardians to make certain arrangements and control the disposition of a decedent's body subsequent to the death of a protected person. Read the bill at: … [Read more...]

Probate and guardianship matters

H.E.A. 1252, P.L. 184 Effective: July 1, 2021 Removes conflicts between probate and guardianship statutes regarding classification of claims. Requires, for purposes of the power of attorney act, that a principal may not be a minor. Creates a tenant's … [Read more...]

Probate and property matters

H.E.A. 1255, P.L. 185 Effective: April 29, 2021 Wills Provides that a testator may execute a will in two or more counterparts and specifies certain requirements for a will executed in two or more counterparts. Provides that a self-proving clause may be … [Read more...]

Probate and guardianship matters

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1252 sponsored by Sen. Freeman regarding probate and guardianship matters. The author, Rep. John Young, introduced the bill which removes conflicts between probate and guardianship statutes regarding classification of claims.  The … [Read more...]

Powers of guardian after death

The House Judiciary Committee heard SB 276 on powers of guardian after death sponsored by Rep. J. Young and Rep. Hatfield. The author, Sen. Lanane, introduced the bill which authorizes certain guardians to make certain arrangements and control the disposition of a … [Read more...]

Probate and property matters

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard HB 1255 on probate and property matters sponsored by Sen. Freeman.  The Committee considered the bill for amend and vote.  The bill provides the following: Provides that a testator may execute a will in two or more … [Read more...]