One by-product of the research leading to the drafting of the Model Probate Code is a monograph by Professor Paul E. Basye which contains a complete survey of the statutes which simplify or eliminate the regular administration of estates. One portion of the monograph is devoted to statutes which provide methods for the administration of small estates. Since the publication of the monograph, there have been a number of statutes enacted which continue· the trend toward a "streamlined" administration of small estates; with these recent statutes this comment is concerned. Statutes which simplify or eliminate administration but which are not concerned specifically with the size of the estate are not treated. Included among the types of statutes thus excluded are statutes of limitations, statutes dealing with ancillary administration, and statutes dealing with the determination of heirship in the absence of regular administration.
Joseph Gricar S.Ed.,
PROBATE-RECENT STATUTES-"STREAMLINING'' THE ADMINISTRATION OF SMALL ESTATES,
Mich. L. Rev.
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