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The New Uniform Probate Code | A Cape Cod Probate Attorney Assessment Pt. 1

The new set of laws, scheduled for adoption by Massachusetts starting April 1, 2012 (pushed back from Jan 2), are known as the Uniform Probate Code (or "MAUPC" or "UPC"). They are designed to clarify the law and to incorporate the more useful advancements in probate law made...

The New Uniform Probate Code | A Cape Cod Probate Attorney Assessment Pt 2

As we noted in our Part 1 assessment of the new Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (a.k.a. "MAUPC"), the legislation has been delayed yet again by the Massachusetts Legislature, this time until April 1 of 2012. Still, there has been no shortage of talk relating to the expected effects...

Quicker Probate in Massachusetts? | Theory vs. Practice in the New MAUPC

By now Massachusetts estate planning and probate attorneys have had the chance to deal and work with the new Massachusetts Probate Code, first effective March 31, 2012. It has been said that no matter how long an attorney has practiced in Massachusetts probate law, all are now novices under the new code...

Why Avoid Probate? | Cape Cod Probate & Estate Law

One of our first articles outlined the ways that our clients in Massachusetts and on Cape can avoid probate. In fact, avoiding probate is one of the most frequent goals we hear when first meeting with clients. But the information gap we encounter most seems to be that clients don't understand the...