Nancy Dempze, partner at Hemenway & Barnes, is a contributing author of the new 2016 edition of “Massachusetts Probate Manual,” published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. The 2016 edition offers up-to-date guidance on the evolving issues surrounding probate practice in Massachusetts. Nancy’s chapter focuses on the duties and responsibilities of personal representatives, formerly known as executors. The book offers practice tips and tracks the essential steps you must know in order to handle formal and informal probate matters, preprobate considerations, practical steps to take to avoid probate litigation arising from will contests and compromises, developments pertaining to the removal, death and resignation of fiduciaries, matters concerning real property and the disposition of assets, planning for postmortem issues, testate and intestate distributions, accounts, and the roles and responsibilities of trustees, as well as current developments in the area of guardianships and conservatorships. The book is also a trusted source for relevant case decisions, citations to key primary law sources, and trends.
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