The Uniform Probate Code - Enhanced Protection Available for Those Needing Guardianship

March 30, 2009

A new law will be effective in Massachusetts as of July 1, 2009 relative to guardianships. This issue has been debated and discussed for over twenty years, and this law is intended to create uniformity among all states across the country. Thirteen states enacted the law in 2008.

Until now, in Massachusetts, most issues regarding the administration and legal requirements of guardianships were decided on a case-by-case basis. The new law is over 100 pages, and one article applies primarily to the protection of disabled people and their property.

Most provisions of the Uniform Probate Code relating to the settlement of deceased people's estates do not become effective until July 1, 2011. However, ...

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by: Hyman G. Darling, Esq.

March 30, 2009

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