AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE SETTLEMENT OF ESTATES OF ABSENTEES.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 13 of chapter 200 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1988
Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and
inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- If upon the expiration
of seven years after the date of the disappearance or absconding as found
and recorded by the court or, in case such receiver is not appointed within
six years after said date, upon the expiration of one year after the date
of the appointment of the receiver, the remainder of said property has not
been accounted for, delivered or paid over to the absentee or his legal
representative under section twelve, the court shall order the distribution
thereof, subject to the deduction hereinafter provided, to the persons to
whom, and in the shares and proportions in which, it would have been
distributed if said absentee had died intestate within the commonwealth on
the date of the expiration of said seven years or of said one year, as the case may be.