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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...

Creation, Execution And Revocation Of Massachusetts Health Care Proxies

By John Dugan Massachusetts law provides for the execution, administration and governance of health care proxies. A health care proxy is a written instrument signed by a competent adult appointing another competent adult to make health care decisions in the event of his or her subsequent incapacity...