On Thurs., Dec. 22, 2011, the House passed a bill extending the
effective date of the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) to
March 31, 2012. At press time, the extension bill awaits action by
the Senate. The MUPC was set to go into 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.
Following Senate action on the extension bill, the MBA will
continue to work to advocate for passage of the UTC and technical
corrections the UPC.