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Informal probate is an administrative proceeding and is processed by a Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) Magistrate instead of a judge. It can be an expedited process if all the requirements of the law are met.
There are different forms you'll need to file depending on whether or not the decedent died with a will. You'll also need to give notice of the probate proceeding to the people entitled to notice by:
If the decedent died with a will, you should file:
You may also need to file:
If the decedent died without a will, you should file:
Once you have the required forms, you should file them at the correct Probate and Family Court.