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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 3-1203: Small estates; summary administration procedure

Section 3-1203. [Small Estates; Summary Administration Procedure.]

If it appears that the value of the entire estate, less liens and encumbrances, does not exceed family allowances, exempt property, costs and expenses of administration, reasonable funeral expenses, and reasonable and necessary medical and hospital expenses of the last illness of the decedent, the personal representative, without giving notice to creditors, may immediately disburse and distribute the estate to the persons entitled thereto and file a closing statement as provided in section 3-1204.