Good news for Massachusetts! Both the House and the
Senate passed legislation
that creates a new Massachusetts Uniform Trust Code (MUTC), provides revisions
to Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC),
and also updates the Probate and Family Court's Uniform Fee Schedule. This
legislation is currently on Governor Patrick's desk and will take effect
immediately upon signing.
The MUTC will generally replace, and greatly expand upon, Article VII, the
trust law provisions of the MUPC that became effective on March 31, 2012.
The new legislation will also make various technical changes to the MUPC, and
introduce a revised fee schedule for the Probate and Family Court.
The Probate and Family Court has been operating under the new law since April
2nd and the Probate and Family Court website has the most current and up to date
information available for MUPC forms and procedures.
The Probate and Family Court's MUPC hub page can be accessed by clicking