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“Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act to take effect in MA”

October 2014

On January 1, 2015, the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJ) takes effect in Massachusetts. The law supplements existing guardianship laws in the state to provide a mechanism for resolving multi-state jurisdictional disputes. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed the legislation which makes Massachusetts the thirty-ninth state to adopt the UAGPPJ. A similar bill was presented previously to the legislature in Rhode Island and is expected to be re-introduced this year. 

The attorneys in the Trusts & Estates Group are available to answer any questions you or your colleagues may have about these new legislative developments.


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