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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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

Section 3-302. [Informal Probate; Duty of Magistrate; Effect of Informal Probate.]

Upon receipt of a petition requesting informal probate of a will, the court or a magistrate, upon making the findings required by section 3-303 shall issue a written statement of informal probate if at least 7 days have elapsed since the decedent's death. Informal probate is conclusive as to all persons until superseded by an order in a formal testacy proceeding. No defect in the petition or procedure relating thereto which leads to informal probate of a will renders the probate void.