April 24, 2014

Upcoming Changes to Probate Law Will Impact Real Estate Practice

On January 2, 2012 Massachusetts will undergo sweeping changes to the probate laws. For example, Massachusetts will no longer recognize “Executors” or “Administrators” as they will be replaced simply by “Personal Representatives” or “PRs”. In addition, all real estate that passes through probate will require a deed from the Personal Representative to the named beneficiaries or heirs, which must be recorded at the appropriate Registry of Deeds. These highlight only two of many changes to how real estate must now pass through probate. Here at Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon, P.C. we have attorneys that focus their practices in both the real estate and probate areas of law. So we can offer you the best legal advice to make sure your real estate/probate matter is handled properly.

If you have questions about the upcoming changes to probate law or any Massachusetts real estate matter, contact Metrowest real estate attorney, Ted Cannon to schedule a consultation.