Release Date: July 7, 2016

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
The Trial Court
Probate and Family Court Department

Probate and Family Court Announces New Legislation on 
Interstate Adult Guardianship and Conservatorship Proceedings


The Probate and Family Court and its Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (“MUPC”) Procedures Committee today announced the release of the second edition of the MUPC Estate Administration Procedural Guide: A Guide to Estate Administration Practices and Procedures in the Probate and Family Court pdf format of MUPC Estate Administration Procedural Guide
file size 2MB. The second edition reflects developments in procedure since the first edition was released in 2012. Several changes are due to legislative amendments, while others are additions or clarifications. The Guide is available without charge on the court's website here, where it can be searched and downloaded.

“The second edition of the MUPC Estate Administration Procedural Guide is the result of the hard work of dedicated Probate and Family Court judges, staff, and practitioners. During the course of this work, the MUPC Procedures Committee devoted countless hours in reviewing the first edition and suggesting recommendations for improvement. These recommendations were analyzed, vetted, and often analyzed again to ensure consistent application”, Probate and Family Court Chief Justice, Angela M. Ordonez, said. “I am grateful for the dedication of those involved and their determination to produce an updated manual that will benefit the staff and judges of the Probate and Family Court, estate practitioners and members of the public.”

In 2011, the Probate and Family Court established the MUPC Procedures Committee to develop practices and procedures necessary to implement the estate sections of the MUPC, G. L. c. 190B. Members of the Committee are: Hon. Elaine M. Moriarty, Hon. Anthony R. Nesi, Hon. Lisa A. Roberts, and Attorney Evelyn J. Patsos of the Probate and Family Court, Thomas P. Jalkut of Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP, and Christopher G. Mehne of Bowditch & Dewey, LLP