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Massachusetts Laws

Uniform Probate Code

Uniform Probate Code, MGL c.190B (MUPC)
Laws of intestate succession, estate administration and much more.

Without a Will

MGL c.190B, s.2-101 et seq . Descent and distribution of real and personal property.
MGL c.190B, Article III Probate of Wills and Administration

With a Will

MGL c.190B, s.2-501 et seq . Wills
MGL c.190B, Article III Probate of Wills and Administration.
MGL c.191B Uniform Statutory Will Act

Forms

Wills, Estates and Trust Forms, Probate and Family Court

Fees

Massachusetts Probate and Family Court Uniform Fee Schedule pdf format of Uniform Fee Schedule 
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Request for Limited Issues Settlement Conference pdf format of Limited Issues Settlement Conference (CJD 114)
file size 1MB, together with Guidelines for Participation pdf format of Limited Issues Settlement Conference (LISC)
. Free Pilot Program designed to settle cases where the majority of the contested issues have already been resolved. Mass. Probate and Family Court Department.

Web Sources

Best Bet

Estate Planning

Wills and Estate Administration

Intestacy

  • Cosgrove v. Hughes , 78 Mass. App. Ct. 739 (2011)
    "If a decedent has acknowledged paternity of a person born out of wedlock . . . that person is heir of his father." The child does not have to prove a biological connection.
  • Digital Assets and Intestacy links to PDF file , BU J. Sci. & Tech. L. (2015)
    Discusses the current state of the law regarding digital assets, and argues that "legislation is needed to authorize legal ways of managing these assets and to clarify the rights of heirs to access such assets."

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