NOTICE – the new MUPC and related forms have gone into effect!

As of April 15th changes to the MUPC and related forms have gone into effect. All these changes, forms and instructions are now located on the Probate Court website.  Click on the MUPC HUB and at the top you will see “The Probate Court announces the release of new and revised Estate Forms”.  Everything can be…

Pittsfield District Court Criminal Session Protocols

As a result of a recent meeting of the Pittsfield District Court criminal working group, the following procedures have been put into effect for matters in the primary court (downstairs). The intention is to improve the flow of cases, by insuring that all parties are in court, on time and PREPARED.

Conciliation Probate

THE TRIAL COURT STANDING COMMITTEE ON DISPUTE RESOLUTION ANNOUNCES FREE CONCILIATION TRAINING PROGRAM FOR ANY BAR ASSOCIATION SEEKING TO CREATE A CONCILIATION PROGRAM TO SUPPORT A LOCAL COURT OR TO TRAIN NEW CONCILIATORS FOR A COURT CONNECTED CONCILIATION PROGRAM Read and download the Conciliation Probate PDF

From Francis B. Marinaro, Register of Probate:

Please find some legislative changes (effective immediately) that are going to impact Notice to the Dept. of Medical Assistance in both Informal and Formal Probate petitions. Although the changes are not drastic they will impact Estate filings and may delay the allowance.