Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly recently published the following announcement, available to its subscribers.
Probate Court Seeks Input on Amendments
The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code Implementation Committee is inviting comments on proposed amendments to Rule 72 of the Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure and Rule 72 of the court’s proposed Supplemental Rules.
The proposed amendment to Rule 72 would repeal the rule on probate accounts and add a new rule, for the allowance of accounts filed in the Probate & Family Court, to the proposed Supplemental Rules, retaining the same number.
The proposed amendments reflect procedural changes as a result of the enactment of the MUPC, G.L.c. 190B. The remaining articles of the MUPC, as it relates to estate and administration matters, will go into effect on Jan. 2, 2012.
Comments should be directed no later than Friday, Oct. 21, to the MUPC Implementation Committee, Estate Working Group, c/o Evelyn J. Patsos, Probate & Family Court, John Adams Courthouse, One Pemberton Square, Boston, MA, 02108, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After reviewing submitted comments, the Estate Working Group of the MUPC Implementation Committee, along with Chief Justice Paula M. Carey, will make recommendations to the Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Advisory Committee.
The full text of the proposed rule changes can be found by clicking here.