Probate Law Section Newsletter
Power of attorney
As Massachusetts moves closer to adopting its own versions of
uniform probate and trust codes, a group of practitioners, along
with members of the judiciary, Secretary of the Commonwealth
William Francis Galvin's office, elder services and the banking
industry, have convened a task force to review Massachusetts's
current durable power of attorney laws.
The task force's primary objectives will be to examine the
effectiveness of our power of attorney laws and the strength of the
protections that the laws afford those who grant power of
attorneys, use power of attorneys and rely on power of
The task force anticipates sharing its report in 2012.