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When the Rubber Meets the Road: How the MUTC and the MUPC Will Work in Practice

Content Partner:  Boston Bar Association
Price: $165.00*
Member Price:  $135.00
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This cutting edge program will address the many issues that may arise in drafting and administering trusts under the new MUPC and MUTC.  Specifically, the panel of experienced practitioners will discuss salient provisions in the new laws, explain the implications for practitioners and trustees, and explore aspects of the law that remain unclear or may cause traps for the unwary.  

The program will have a practical focus, giving attorneys insights into ways they may use the new statutes to their clients’ advantage, or suggestions for how attorneys may change their estate planning forms to address aspects of the recent legislation that may not be in keeping with their clients’ wishes.


I. Introduction to important provisions of the MUTC

II. Issue spotting with the MUPC & MUTC: Designed to help practitioners know how to draft and administer trusts in light of the new statutes. 

Specific topics and FAQ to be covered:

  • When and under what circumstances are personal representatives utilizing informal versus formal probate proceedings?
  • The MUTC provides that the trustee shall keep the qualified beneficiaries of the trust reasonably informed about the administration of the trust.  Who ought to be included in the definition of the “qualified beneficiary”?  What information will the trustee provide to beneficiaries regarding the administration of the trust, and to whom?  Assuming practitioners can modify this duty to inform through skillful drafting, does there remain under the Massachusetts common law an affirmative duty to account to the beneficiaries and if so, to whom and how?
  • When and under what circumstances may the court remove a trustee?
  • When and under what circumstances may the beneficiaries of the trust modify the terms of the trust? 

(Please note that this program is not available for CLE credit.)


Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Wills & Trusts
Online Media Type: Video
Production Date: 10/03/2012 3:00 PM EDT
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 3 Hours, 0 Minutes
Online Format: Live

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