Probate Law Section Newsletter

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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 attorneys.

The task force anticipates sharing its report in 2012.


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