Thank you for choosing to keep current in developments impacting probate practice with this 2020 edition of the Massachusetts Probate Law Sourcebook & Citator. The book has been updated with primary law as well as directory information. Below is a quick look at some of the many updates you will find in this new edition:
Updates to Part 1—Directory of Court Personnel. Updated contact information, addresses, hours of operation, and other particulars.
Updates to Part 2—Statutory Authority. Homecare worker registry, veterans' trust fund, and a section addressing a curriculum and training program on the prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression added to G.L. c. 19A. New provisions on valuation of the gross estate of a decedent added to G.L. c. 65C. New provision on the inspection of vacated properties for abandoned animals added to G.L. c. 186. Inclusion of 2016 updates to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, G.L. c. 209D.
Updates to Part 3—Regulatory Authority. Extensive updates to 104 C.M.R. §§ 1.00–34.00 surrounding regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, including provisions pertaining to an individual's ability to manage their funds and conditions for voluntary and involuntary admissions.
Updates to Part 4—Court Rules; Supreme Judicial Court. 2020 updates to procedures relative to fee-generating categories within the Supreme Judicial Court, including guardianship, conservatorship, parenting coordinators, and more.
Updates to Part 9—Topical Index of Probate and Family Court Forms. Ten new forms, added September 2019.
Updates to Part 11—Selected MassHealth Eligibility Operations Memoranda. Fourteen Eligibility Memoranda, all adopted in October 2019 and effective immediately.
We at MCLE trust that you will find this 2019 sourcebook useful in your practice and valuable in keeping your probate law library up to date.
Maryanne G. Jensen, Esq., MCLE Director of Publications