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Massachusetts Laws

MGL c.203-c.203C Trust

Uniform Probate Code, MGL c.190B (MUPC)
Requires trustees to notify beneficiaries of accounting and much more. A complete overhaul of Mass. probate laws.

Uniform Trust Code, MGL c. 203E

MGL c.203E, s.408 Pet trusts

Forms

Massachusetts Uniform Trust Forms

Selected Cases

Morse v. Kraft , 466 Mass. 92 (2013)
Explains the concept of decanting trusts."The sole and disinterested trustee of an irrevocable trust could distribute the trust property in further trust for the benefit of the beneficiaries without their consent or approval, and without the consent or approval of a court, where the trust's broad grant of almost unlimited discretion evidenced the settlor's intent that the disinterested trustee have the authority to do so; further, there was no need to appoint a guardian ad litem in the matter."

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