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Probate and Family Court Petition for Formal Probate of Will and/or Appointment of Personal Representative (MPC 160)

Formal probate matters are typically heard by a judge and may involve one or more hearings before the court.

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Petition for Formal Probate of Will and/or Appointment of Personal Representative (MPC 160)

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Additional forms that may be needed

See How to file a formal probate for an estate for information on additional forms you may need to file.

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For instructions on how to open, see What to do if you can't open court PDFs.

For more information or assistance

For assistance, please email matthew.abraham@jud.state.ma.us.

If you are unable to reach your local court, please contact the Trial Court Help Line

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