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  • PART II REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS
  • TITLE II DESCENT AND DISTRIBUTION, WILLS, ESTATES OF DECEASED PERSONS AND ABSENTEES, GUARDIANSHIP, CONSERVATORSHIP AND TRUSTS
  • CHAPTER 190B MASSACHUSETTS UNIFORM PROBATE CODE
  • ARTICLE III PROBATE OF WILLS AND ADMINISTRATION

Section 3-101 - Devolution of estate at death; restrictions

Section 3-102 - Necessity of order of probate for will

Section 3-103 - Necessity of appointment for administration

Section 3-104 - Claims against decedent; necessity of administration

Section 3-105 - Proceedings affecting devolution and administration

Section 3-106 - Proceedings within the exclusive jurisdiction of court; service; jurisdiction over persons

Section 3-107 - Scope of proceedings; proceedings independent; exception

Section 3-108 - Probate, testacy and appointment proceedings; ultimate time limit

Section 3-109 - Statutes of limitation on decedent’s cause of action

Section 3-201 - Venue for first and subsequent estate proceedings; location of property

Section 3-202 - Appointment or testacy proceedings; conflicting claim of domicile in another state

Section 3-203 - Priority among persons seeking appointment as personal representative

Section 3-204 - Reserved

Section 3-205 - Judge or register as personal representative

Section 3-301 - Informal probate or appointment proceedings; petition; contents

Section 3-302 - Informal probate; duty of magistrate; effect of informal probate

Section 3-303 - Informal probate; proof and findings required

Section 3-304 - Informal probate; unavailable in certain cases

Section 3-305 - Informal probate; magistrate not satisfied

Section 3-306 - Informal probate; notice requirements

Section 3-307 - Informal appointment proceedings; delay in order; duty of magistrate; effect of appointment

Section 3-308 - Informal appointment proceedings; proof and findings required

Section 3-309 - Informal appointment proceedings; magistrate not satisfied

Section 3-310 - Reserved

Section 3-311 - Informal appointment unavailable in certain cases

Section 3-401 - Formal testacy proceedings; nature; when commenced

Section 3-402 - Formal testacy or appointment proceedings; petition; contents

Section 3-403 - Formal testacy proceedings; notice of hearing on petition

Section 3-404 - Reserved

Section 3-405 - Formal testacy proceedings; uncontested cases; hearings and proof

Section 3-406 - Formal testacy proceedings; contested cases; testimony of attesting witnesses

Section 3-407 - Reserved

Section 3-408 - Formal testacy proceedings; will construction; effect of final order in another jurisdiction

Section 3-409 - Formal testacy proceedings; order; foreign will

Section 3-410 - Formal testacy proceedings; probate of more than one instrument

Section 3-411 - Formal testacy proceedings; partial intestacy

Section 3-412 - Formal testacy proceedings; effect of order; vacation

Section 3-413 - Formal testacy proceedings; vacation of order for other cause

Section 3-414 - Formal proceedings concerning appointment of personal representative

Section 3-501 - Supervised administration; nature of proceeding

Section 3-502 - Supervised administration; petition; order

Section 3-503 - Supervised administration; effect on other proceedings

Section 3-504 - Supervised administration; powers of personal representative

Section 3-505 - Supervised administration; interim orders; distribution and closing orders

Section 3-601 - Qualification

Section 3-602 - Acceptance of appointment; consent to jurisdiction

Section 3-603 - Bond without sureties

Section 3-604 - Bond with sureties; procedure; reduction

Section 3-605 - Demand for sureties by interested person

Section 3-606 - Terms and conditions of bonds

Section 3-607 - Order restraining personal representative

Section 3-608 - Termination of appointment; general

Section 3-609 - Termination of appointment; death or disability

Section 3-610 - Resignation by personal representative

Section 3-611 - Termination of appointment by removal; cause; procedure

Section 3-612 - Termination of appointment; change of testacy status

Section 3-613 - Successor personal representative

Section 3-614 - Special representative; appointment

Section 3-615 - Special representative; who may be appointed

Section 3-616 - Reserved

Section 3-617 - Special representative; formal proceedings; power and duties

Section 3-618 - Termination of appointment; special representative

Section 3-701 - Time of accrual of duties and powers

Section 3-702 - Priority among different letters

Section 3-703 - General duties; relation and liability to persons interested in estate; standing to sue

Section 3-704 - Personal representative to proceed without court order; exception

Section 3-705 - Reserved

Section 3-706 - Duty of personal representative; inventory and appraisement

Section 3-707 - Employment of appraisers

Section 3-708 - Reserved

Section 3-709 - Duty of personal representative; possession of estate

Section 3-710 - Power to avoid transfers

Section 3-711 - Reserved

Section 3-712 - Improper exercise of power; breach of fiduciary duty

Section 3-713 - Sale, encumbrance or transaction involving conflict of interest; voidable; exceptions

Section 3-714 - Persons dealing with personal representative; protection

Section 3-715 - Transactions authorized for personal representatives; exceptions

Section 3-716 - Powers and duties of successor personal representative

Section 3-717 - Co-representatives; when joint action required

Section 3-718 - Powers of surviving personal representative

Section 3-719 - Compensation of personal representative

Section 3-720 - Expenses in estate litigation

Section 3-721 - Reserved

Section 3-801 - Reserved

Section 3-802 - Statute of limitations

Section 3-803 - Limitations on presentation of claims

Section 3-804 - Manner of commencement of claims

Section 3-805 - Classification of claims

Section 3-806 - Allowance of claims

Section 3-807 - Payment of claims

Section 3-808 - Individual liability of personal representative

Section 3-809 - Secured claims

Section 3-810 - Claims not due and contingent or unliquidated claims

Section 3-811 - Counterclaims

Section 3-812 - Execution and levies prohibited

Section 3-813 - Compromise of claims

Section 3-814 - Encumbered assets

Section 3-815 - Administration in more than one state; duty of personal representative

Section 3-816 - Final distribution to domiciliary representative

Section 3-901 - Successors’ rights if no administration

Section 3-902 - Distribution; order in which assets appropriated; abatement

Section 3-903 - Right of retainer

Section 3-904 - Interest on general pecuniary devise

Section 3-905 - Reserved

Section 3-906 - Distribution in kind; valuation; method

Section 3-907 - Distribution in kind; evidence

Section 3-908 - Distribution; right or title of distributee

Section 3-909 - Improper distribution; liability of distributee

Section 3-910, 3-911 - Reserved

Section 3-912 - Private agreements among successors to decedent binding on personal representative

Section 3-913 - Distributions to trustee

Section 3-914 - Disposition of unclaimed assets

Section 3-915 - Distribution to person under disability

Section 3-916 - Apportionment of estate taxes

Section 3-917 - Partial distribution

Section 3-1001 - Formal proceedings terminating administration; testate or intestate; order of general protection

Section 3-1002 - Reserved

Section 3-1003 - Closing estates; by sworn statement of personal representative

Section 3-1004 - Liability of distributees to claimants

Section 3-1005 - Limitations on proceedings against personal representative

Section 3-1006 - Limitations on actions and proceedings against distributees

Section 3-1007, 3-1008 - Reserved

Section 3-1101 - Effect of approval of agreements involving trusts, inalienable interests, or interests of third persons

Section 3-1102 - Procedure for securing court approval of compromise

Section 3-1103 - Non-resident beneficiaries; payment of trust fund to foreign trustee

Section 3-1201 - Collection of personal property by affidavit

Section 3-1202 - Effect of affidavit

Section 3-1203 - Small estates; summary administration procedure

Section 3-1204 - Small estates; closing by sworn statement of personal representative