Deadlines for civil, probate cases extended under Michigan executive order
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered deadlines to initiate a civil or probate case in court to be extended beyond the state of emergency related to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Executive Order, which was signed Wednesday, comes after a Michigan Supreme Court ruling preventing days falling within the declared state of emergency from being counted for the purpose of computing deadlines pertaining to civil and probate care initiation or filing of responsive pleadings.
In the order, the governor said the measure is designed to “protect both court staff and the public from the spread of COVID-19 without unduly sacrificing the proper administration of justice.”
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