(2000) The adoption of rule 27A works a major change in probate discovery practice. Formerly, the discovery rules of the Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure were only applicable to probate accounts. Other contested probate proceedings required prior court approval for obtaining discovery which is clearly inconsistent with modern civil discovery rules. Now depositions and discovery in all probate matters shall be governed by the Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure.
(2012) Added clarification that the Mass.R.Civ.P. do not override the Mass.R.Dom.Rel.P.