Legislature moves to delay effective date of MUPC

Issue January 2012

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.