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...
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
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...