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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 1-102: Purposes; rule of construction

Section 1-102. [Purposes; Rule of Construction.]

(a) This chapter shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its underlying purposes and policies.

(b) The underlying purposes and policies of this chapter are:

(1) to simplify and clarify the law concerning the affairs of decedents and missing persons;

(2) to discover and make effective the intent of a decedent in distribution of the decedent's property;

(3) to promote a speedy and efficient system for liquidating the estate of the decedent and making distribution to the decedent's successors;

(4) to facilitate use and enforcement of certain trusts; and

(5) to make uniform the law among the various jurisdictions.