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Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011
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Breaking News: Legislature moves to postpone effective date of probate code overhaul

Today the House passed a bill extending the effective date of the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) to March 31, 2012. The extension bill awaits action by the Senate. The MUPC was set to go in effect on Jan. 2, 2012.

Still under consideration by the Legislature is a bill establishing a uniform trust code, containing certain technical corrections to the MUPC, and granting the Probate and Family Court statutory authority to collect fees under the MUPC.

The Massachusetts Bar Association looks forward to continued work with the Legislature and the court to ensure that these important provisions become law.

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