Handling Real Estate Issues in Probate Estates

Practical guidance on what is required to sell, refinance, or vest real property from a decedent’s estate

  • Product Number: 2230140P01
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  • Product Description

    Product Description

    Representation of an estate in real estate transactions can present a host of issues and requirements. This new program reviews the fundamentals of conveyances by fiduciaries, devisees, and heirs at law—with a focus on formal versus informal probates, and deaths that occur pre-MUPC versus post-MUPC enactment.

    Learn about the powers and limitations of the personal representative, as well as how to draft required documents and tips for avoiding common traps for the unwary. The expert faculty also explain how to solve title issues created by fiduciaries, devisees, and heirs at law who do not establish, or have not established, record authority for their action. Bring your questions to customize the dialogue!

  • Agenda

    Agenda & Materials

    • Overview

    • How to File a Probate in 2023

    • How to File a Probate in 2023

    • Informal v. Formal Probates

    • Limits of Fiduciary Powers

    • Drafting Documents

    • Late and Limited Probates

    • Land Court Probate Rules

    • Self-Dealing

    • Nominal Consideration Transfers

    • Delegation of Power

    • Massachusetts Health Liens

    • Claims of Legatees and Costs of Administration

    • Deeds of Distribution

    • Traps for the Unwary

    • "Ask the Experts” Q&A Session

    Please Note

    MCLE webcasts are delivered completely online, underscoring their convenience and appeal. There are no published print materials. All written materials are available electronically only. They are posted 24 hours prior to the program and can be accessed, downloaded, or printed from your computer.

  • Faculty


    Lynne Murphy Breen, Esq., Chicago/Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company, Boston


    Scott J. Clifford, Esq., Lipsey & Clifford, PC, Hanover
    Emmanuel T. Ebot, Esq., Stiles & Associates LLC, Marshfield
  • Pricing


    • $220.50 - MCLE Sponsor Member
    • $122.50 - New Lawyer
    • $122.50 - Pending Admittee
    • $122.50 - Law Student
    • $122.50 - Paralegal
    • $245.00 - All Others
    To apply for a need-based scholarship for this program, email