Massachusetts Probate Form MPC170

Declaración Voluntaria De Administración Según La Sección 3-1201, Cap. 190b De Las Leyes Generales / Voluntary Administration Statement

Everything you need to know about Massachusetts Form MPC170, including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related MA probate forms.

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About Declaración Voluntaria De Administración Según La Sección 3-1201, Cap. 190b De Las Leyes Generales / Voluntary Administration Statement

There are all sorts of forms executors, beneficiaries, and probate court clerks have to fill out and correspond with during probate and estate settlement, including affidavits, letters, petitions, summons, orders, and notices.

Declaración Voluntaria De Administración Según La Sección 3-1201, Cap. 190b De Las Leyes Generales / Voluntary Administration Statement is a commonly used form within Massachusetts. Here’s an overview of what the form is and means, including a breakdown of the situations when (or why) you may need to use it:

Atticus Fast Facts About Declaración Voluntaria De Administración Según La Sección 3-1201, Cap. 190b De Las Leyes Generales / Voluntary Administration Statement

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Declaración Voluntaria De Administración Según La Sección 3-1201, Cap. 190b De Las Leyes Generales / Voluntary Administration Statement:

  • This form pertains to the State of Massachusetts

Government forms are not typically updated often, though when they are, it often happens rather quietly. While Atticus works hard to keep this information about Massachusetts’s Form MPC170 - Declaración Voluntaria De Administración Según La Sección 3-1201, Cap. 190b De Las Leyes Generales / Voluntary Administration Statement up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form MPC170

Step 1 - Download the correct Massachusetts form based on the name and ID if applicable

Double check that you have both the correct form name and the correct form ID. Some Massachusetts probate forms can look remarkably similar, so it’s best to double, even triple-check that you’re using the right one! Keep in mind that not all States have a standardized Form ID system for their probate forms.

Step 2 - Complete the Document

Fill out all relevant fields in Form MPC170, take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in MA are long enough to begin with, and making a silly error can push your timeline even farther back. No thank you!

Note: If you don’t currently know all of the answers and are accessing Form MPC170 online, be sure to avoid closing the browser tab and potentially losing all your progress (or use a platform like Atticus to help avoid making mistakes).

Step 3 - Have Form MPC170 witnessed or notarized (if required)

Some States and situations require particular forms to be notarized. If you have been instructed to get the document notarized or see it in writing on the document, then make sure to hire a local notary. There are max notary fees in the United States that are defined and set by local law. Take a look at our full guide to notary fees to make sure you aren’t overpaying or getting ripped off.

Step 4 - Submit Declaración Voluntaria De Administración Según La Sección 3-1201, Cap. 190b De Las Leyes Generales / Voluntary Administration Statement to the relevant office

This is most often the local probate court where the decedent (person who passed away) is domiciled (permanently resides) or the institution involved with this particular form (e.g. a bank). Some offices allow you to submit forms online, other’s don’t, and we while we generally recommend going in-person to expedite the process, sometimes that simply isn’t an option.

It’s also a generally good idea to establish a positive working relationship with any probate clerk (unfortunately there’s enough people & process out there making things more difficult and unnecessarily confusing for them), so a best practice is to simply ask the probate clerk proactively exactly how and where they’d prefer you to submit all forms.

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When Declaración Voluntaria De Administración Según La Sección 3-1201, Cap. 190b De Las Leyes Generales / Voluntary Administration Statement is due

Different probate forms or processes can require different deadlines or response times for completing the appropriate form.

While some steps in the process are bound to specific deadlines (like petitioning for probate, having to submit an inventory of assets, or filing applicable notices to creditors and beneficiaries), many probate forms or processes are not tied to a specific deadline since the scope of work can vary based on situational factors or requirements involved.

Either way, there are a bunch of practical reasons why personal representatives should work to complete each step as thoroughly and quickly as possible when completing probate in Massachusetts.

5 reasons you should submit MPC170 as quickly as possible:

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster Massachusetts can allow heirs and beneficiaries to get their share of assets subject to probate. Acting promptly can also decrease the costs & overall mental fatigue through an otherwise burdensome process.

    Helpful Context: What’s the Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets?

  2. In general, creditors of an estate usually have around 3-6 months from the time you file notice to creditors to file any claims for debt against the deceased’s assets. If they don’t, then that debt is forfeited (and more importantly, the executor won’t be held personally responsible). So doing this sooner means you have a better idea of who is owed what and ensures you won’t get a surprise collector months later.

  3. Not filing a will within 30 days (on average) could mean that the probate process proceeds according to intestate laws (laws that govern what happens to someone's stuff without a will) or is subject to unnecessary supervision by the probate court. And if you aren't directly related to the deceased (a.k.a. next of kin), this could also mean you lose your inheritance.

  4. It’s important to file any necessary state tax returns on behalf of the deceased or estate by the following tax season in Massachusetts. If you don’t, you could owe penalties and interest. This also includes any necessary federal tax returns such as Forms 1040, 1041, or even a Form 706 estate tax return.

  5. If a house in the State of Massachusetts is left empty (or abandoned) for a while, insurance can get dicey. For example, if the house burns down and no one has been there for a year, an insurance company may get out of paying your claim.

If you’re not using Atticus to get specific forms, deadlines, and timelines for Massachusetts probate, then try and stay as organized as possible, pay close attention to the dates mentioned in any correspondence you have with the State’s government officials, call the local Massachusetts probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form MPC170, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit Form MPC170 Online

Declaración Voluntaria De Administración Según La Sección 3-1201, Cap. 190b De Las Leyes Generales / Voluntary Administration Statement is one of the many probate court forms available for download through Atticus.

It may also be available through some Massachusetts probate court sites, such as . In order to access the latest version, be updated with any revisions, and get full instructions on how to complete each form, check out the Atticus Probate & Estate Settlement software or consider hiring a qualified legal expert locally within Massachusetts.

While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form MPC170 - Declaración Voluntaria De Administración Según La Sección 3-1201, Cap. 190b De Las Leyes Generales / Voluntary Administration Statement f using any other site or resource in order to avoid having to re-complete the form process and/or make another trip to the Massachusetts probate court office.

Declaración Voluntaria De Administración Según La Sección 3-1201, Cap. 190b De Las Leyes Generales / Voluntary Administration Statement is a .pdf, so opening it should be as simple as clicking “View Form” from within the Atticus app or by clicking the appropriate link found on any Massachusetts-provided government platform. Once you’ve opened the form, you should be able to directly edit the form before saving or printing.

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Did you know?

  • Form MPC170 - Declaración Voluntaria De Administración Según La Sección 3-1201, Cap. 190b De Las Leyes Generales / Voluntary Administration Statement is a probate form in Massachusetts.

  • Massachusetts has multiple types of probate and the necessary forms depend on the unique aspects of each estate, such as type and value of assets, whether there was a valid will, who is serving as the personal representative or executor, and even whether or not they also live in Massachusetts.

  • During probate, all personal representatives and executives in are required to submit a detailed inventory of assets that must separate non-probate assets from probate assets.

  • Probate in Massachusetts, especially without guidance, can take years to finish and cost upwards of $14,000.

Frequently Asked Questions about Declaración Voluntaria De Administración Según La Sección 3-1201, Cap. 190b De Las Leyes Generales / Voluntary Administration Statement

Probate is the government’s way of making sure that when a person dies, the right stuff goes to the right people (including the taxes the government wants).

All of that stuff is collectively known as someone’s “estate”, and it’s the job of the executor or personal representative to fill out all the forms and complete all the required steps to formally dissolve the estate. 

To get instant clarity on the entire probate process and get an idea of the steps, timeline, and best practices, read the Atticus Beginner’s Guide to Probate

The best place? Create an account in Atticus to start getting estate-specific advice. 

You may need a lawyer, you may not, and paying for one when you didn’t need it really hurts. Atticus makes sure you make  the best decisions (plus you can write it off as an executor expense).

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An executor is named in someone’s will, and if the deceased didn’t have a will, then the spouse or other close family relative usually steps up to fulfill the role. If no one wants to do it, then a judge will appoint someone. 

The executor is responsible for the complete management of the probate process, including major responsibilities such as:

  • Creating an inventory of all probate assets.

  • Filling out all necessary forms

  • Paying off all estate debts and taxes

  • Submitting reports to the court and beneficiaries as requested

And much more. This process often stretches longer than a year. 

For an idea of what separates executors who succeed from those who make this way harder than it should be, visit our article, Executors of an Estate:
What they do & secrets to succeeding
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The Exact Text on Form MPC170

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Massachusetts Form MPC170 - Declaración Voluntaria De Administración Según La Sección 3-1201, Cap. 190b De Las Leyes Generales / Voluntary Administration Statement. You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

MPC 170 Voluntary Administration Statement (4/15/2016) - Spanish (12/08/16) página 1 de 3 DECLARACIÓN VOLUNTARIA DE ADMINISTRACIÓN SEGÚN LA SECCIÓN 3-1201, CAP. 190B DE LAS LEYES GENERALES Estado de Massachusetts Tribunal de Primera Instancia Tribunal de Asuntos de Familia, Testamentos y Sucesiones Núm. de expediente Sucesión de: Apellido(s) Primer nombre Segundo nombre Fecha de defunción: División Apellido(s)Segundo nombre El, la, los o las solicitante(s) (en lo siguiente Solicitante), una persona interesada, declara lo siguiente: 1. Información sobre la persona fallecida: Nombre: Primer nombre Que también se conoce como: Nombre (Dirección)(Apto., Unidad, Núm. etc.) (Ciudad/pueblo) (Estado) (Código postal) Domicilio cuando falleció: 2. Apellido(s) Información sobre el/la solicitante: Nombre: Primer nombreInicial del segundo (Ciudad/pueblo) (Estado)(Código postal) (Apto., Unidad, Núm. etc.) (Dirección) Dirección de correo, si es diferente: (Dirección) (Ciudad/pueblo) (Estado) (Código postal) (Apto., Unidad, Núm. etc.) Número de teléfono principal: El interés del(a) Solicitante en la sucesión es el siguiente (por ejemplo, representante personal nombrado en el testamento, cónyuge sobreviviente, heredero, legatario, etc. Vea las secciones 3-1201 y 1-201(24) del capítulo 190B de las Leyes generales): 3.Han transcurrido por lo menos 30 días desde la defunción. El tribunal tiene en su posesión o se anexa a esta declaración un certificado de defunción emitido por un funcionario público. 4. 5.El(la) solicitante desconoce la existencia de un testamento revocado relacionado con propiedad en Massachusetts. O El tribunal tiene en su posesión o se anexa a esta declaración el testamento original y su(s) anexo(s). El(la) solicitante desconoce cualquier instrumento que revoque el testamento y cree que el testamento entregado al tribunal es el último testamento del(a) difunto(a). 6. La sucesión validada consta totalmente de propiedad personal y el valor total de toda la propiedad personal del(a) difunto(a) y está sujeta a la disposición por testamento o sucesión intestada que para el momento de la muerte del(a) difunto(a) no excede $25,000.00, exclusive de un vehículo a motor. 7. Se enviaron copias de esta declaración y el certificado de defunción por correo certificado a la Division of Medical Assistance, Estate Recovery Unit, P.O. Box 15205, Worcester, MA 01615-0205. This form is for your reference only. Do not submit to the court. Este formulario es solo para consulta. Favor de no entregar al tribunal. MPC 170 Voluntary Administration Statement (4/15/2016) - Spanish (12/08/16) Sucesión de: página 2 de 3 Apellido(s) Primer nombre Segundo nombre Núm. de expediente A continuación se desglosa cada bien que forma parte de la sucesión validada y el valor estimado de cada uno:8. Descripción de la propiedad Marca, modelo y VIN del vehículo a motor: Valor estimado n/a Total: A continuación aparecen los nombres y direcciones de todas las personas que, junto con el(la) difunto(a), eran dueños(as) conjuntos(as) de propiedad. También aparecen los nombres y las direcciones de aquellas personas que recibirían la propiedad en caso de sucesión intestada y los nombres y direcciones de aquellas personas y/o organizaciones benéficas que recibirían la propiedad como legatarios según las disposiciones de cualquier testamento. 9. NombreDirecciónInterés Heredero(a) Legatario Dueño(a) conjunto(a) Heredero(a) Legatario Dueño(a) conjunto(a) Heredero(a) Legatario Dueño(a) conjunto(a) Heredero(a) Legatario Dueño(a) conjunto(a) Heredero(a) Legatario Dueño(a) conjunto(a) No hay ninguna solicitud pendiente ni aprobada en ninguna jurisdicción. El/la/los/las abajo firmante(s) entiende(n) que soy(somos) responsable(s) ante cualquier representante personal futuro(a) nombrado(a) por la sucesión o cualquier otra persona que tenga el derecho superior a la herencia. 10. El(la) abajo firmante actuará como Representante personal voluntario(a) de la sucesión validada de la persona fallecida y la administrará según las leyes y distribuirá los bienes de la sucesión validada a aquellas personas que sean acreedores, herederos(as) o legatarios(as) según cualquier testamento y de otra manera de conformidad con la sección 3-1201, capítulo 190B de las Leyes Generales. 11. This form is for your reference only. Do not submit to the court. Este formulario es solo para consulta. Favor de no entregar al tribunal. MPC 170 Voluntary Administration Statement (4/15/2016) - Spanish (12/08/16) Sucesión de: página 3 de 3 Apellido(s) Nombre Segundo nombre Núm. de expediente FIRMADO BAJO PENA DE PERJURIO Certifico bajo pena de perjurio que las declaraciones anteriores son ciertas, según mi mejor saber y entender. Fecha: Firma del(a) solicitante (Nombre en letra imprenta) (Código postal) (Estado)( Ciudad/ pueblo) (Dirección) (Apto., Unidad, Núm. etc.) Información sobre el(a) abogado(a) del(a) solicitante, si lo(a) hay Firma del(a) abogado(a) Número de teléfono principal: Núm. de B.B.O. Correo electrónico: (No escriba debajo de esta línea- Solo para uso del tribunal) CERTIFICACIÓN Como Registrador(a) del Tribunal de Asuntos de Familia, Testamentos y Sucesiones, que tiene el cuidado y custodia de los registros de este tribunal, certifico que el documento anterior es una copia cierta, exacta, completa e inalterada de la Declaración de administración voluntaria entregada al tribunal. Fecha Registrador(a) del Tribunal de Asuntos de Familia, Testamentos y Sucesiones This form is for your reference only. Do not submit to the court. Este formulario es solo para consulta. Favor de no entregar al tribunal.

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