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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 5-402: Protective proceedings; jurisdiction of business affairs of protected persons

Section 5–402. [Protective Proceedings; Jurisdiction of Business Affairs of Protected Persons.]

After the service of notice in a proceeding seeking the appointment of a conservator or other protective order and until termination of the proceeding, the court in which the petition is filed has:

(1) exclusive jurisdiction to determine the need for a conservator or other protective order until the proceedings are terminated; and

(2) exclusive jurisdiction to determine how the estate of the protected person which is subject to the laws of the commonwealth shall be managed, expended, or distributed to or for the use of the protected person, the protected person's dependents, or other claimants.