Revised MUPC forms now online

The Probate and Family Court (“Court”) announces the availability of fillable versions of the following new and revisedMUPC Estate forms. The forms and all instructions are now available on the Court’s website at
http://www.mass.gov/courts/forms/pfc/pfc-mupc-forms-generic.html.
Effective April 15, 2016, the Court will require the use of the new and revised forms, including in cases initiated beforeApril 15, 2016. For example, if a case is filed prior to April 15, 2016 and is deficient in some manner (such as an erroneous listing of heirs at law), forms filed on or after April 15 must be submitted on the new forms in order to satisfy the deficiency.
The Court will accept for filing any “pre April 15, 2016” forms for a two week grace period. The new and revised forms are the first of a two part release of MUPC estate form changes to go into effect. The second
release is anticipated to take place in May. The form changes are the result of a coordinated effort between the MUPC Procedures and Forms Committee. For any questions on the above, please contact Evelyn Patsos, Esq., at
evelyn.patsos@jud.state.ma.us.

4.15.16 NOTICE RE MUPC ESTATE FORMS