HOUSE BILL NO. 4773
"An act to repeal Act No. 317 of the Public Acts of 1947, entitled "An act to provide for the creation of a community estate between husband and wife in real and personal property as defined herein; to prescribe the effect of such community estate; to define and prescribe certain rights and liabilities of parties affected hereby; to eliminate curtesy and dower in such community estate; to preserve the right of dower in the separate property of the husband, and to repeal all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith,""
by amending sections 3 and 4 (MCL 557.253 and 557.254).
the people of the state of michigan enact:
Sec. 3. (1) Any property which, at the time this act takes effect, constitutes that, on May 10, 1948, constituted community property by virtue because of the provisions of Act No. 317 of the Public Acts of 1947 shall continue former 1947 PA 317 continues to be community property and remain remains subject to the provisions of said that act, and for such that purpose said that act shall continue continues in force. : Provided, That, except where However, unless the conveyance or other instrument of title under which the same property was acquired or other evidence of ownership thereof of the property expressly states the intention that such the property shall be is community property, any such the property shall, upon the expiration of 1 year after the time this act takes effect, must, after May 9, 1949, be deemed to be the separate property of 1 or both of the husband or the wife, or both, spouses, according to the name or names set forth in the conveyance or other instrument of title under which such the property was acquired or other evidence of ownership thereof, of the property, unless, within such 1 year period, after May 9, 1948 and before May 10, 1949, either spouse having an interest therein, in the property, or any of the devisees, legatees, heirs, or distributees of either of them who shall have has died prior to or during the running of such 1 year period, shall file before May 10, 1949, files notice of claim that such the property constitutes community property.
(2) Such A notice of claim under this section, to be effective, shall must be in writing, shall contain a description of each item of property to which the same notice relates, shall be executed by the party making the same claim in the manner required for the execution of deeds, and shall be filed in the office of the register of deeds for the county in which the spouse by whom, or in whose behalf, the same claim is made resides at the time of the filing thereof, or, in the event that such if the spouse shall have has died, for the county in which such the spouse resided at the time of death. In the event that such If the notice of claim relates to real property located in any other county or counties, to be effective as to such that property, a duplicate original of such the notice of claim shall must also be filed in the office of the register of deeds for each such