Massachusetts Probate Form MPC 750

Order Of Informal Probate Of Will And/or Appointment Of Personal Representative

Everything you need to know about Massachusetts Form MPC 750, 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 Order Of Informal Probate Of Will And/or Appointment Of Personal Representative

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.

Order Of Informal Probate Of Will And/or Appointment Of Personal Representative 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:

Informal probate is an administrative probate proceeding that can be a faster process if you meet all the requirements.

Atticus Fast Facts About Order Of Informal Probate Of Will And/or Appointment Of Personal Representative

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Order Of Informal Probate Of Will And/or Appointment Of Personal Representative:

  • 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 MPC 750 - Order Of Informal Probate Of Will And/or Appointment Of Personal Representative up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form MPC 750

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 MPC 750, 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 MPC 750 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 MPC 750 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 Order Of Informal Probate Of Will And/or Appointment Of Personal Representative 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 Order Of Informal Probate Of Will And/or Appointment Of Personal Representative 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 MPC 750 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 MPC 750, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit Form MPC 750 Online

Order Of Informal Probate Of Will And/or Appointment Of Personal Representative 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 MPC 750 - Order Of Informal Probate Of Will And/or Appointment Of Personal Representative 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.

Order Of Informal Probate Of Will And/or Appointment Of Personal Representative 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 MPC 750 - Order Of Informal Probate Of Will And/or Appointment Of Personal Representative is a probate form in Massachusetts.

  • Informal probate is an administrative probate proceeding that can be a faster process if you meet all the requirements.

  • 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 Order Of Informal Probate Of Will And/or Appointment Of Personal Representative

Informal probate is an administrative probate proceeding that can be a faster process if you meet all the requirements.

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).

We’ve also created a list of other probate services. Be sure to check it out!

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 MPC 750

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on Massachusetts Form MPC 750 - Order Of Informal Probate Of Will And/or Appointment Of Personal Representative. You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

MPC 750 (4/15/16) page 1 of 2 ORDER OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND/OR APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE Docket No. Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Estate of: First Name Middle Name Last Name Also Known As: Date of Death: Division 1. A Petition has been filed requesting: The appointment of a Personal Representative. Informal probate of the will dated of the above named Decedent. (date) and codicils (dates) 2. Upon consideration of the Petition, I determine based upon the Petition that all of the following are true: a. The Petitioner is an interested person and has filed a complete and verified Petition. b. Venue is proper. c. The Petition was filed within the time period permitted by law. d. Any required notices have been given or waived. e. A death certificate issued by a public officer is in the Court's possession. f. The spouse, heirs at law and any devisees are not incapacitated or protected persons or minors; or if they are, they ar e represented by a conservator or a guardian who is not the Petitioner. INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL 3. The original, properly executed and apparently unrevoked will is in the court's possession. The will dated (date) and any codicils dated (dates) are referred to as the will. There are no known prior wills which have not been expressly revoked by a later instrument. The will is admitted to informal probate. An authenticated copy of the will and any codicil and documents establishing probate in the State of are in the court's possession and are offered for informal probate. The will is admitted to informal probate. A duly authenticated copy of the will and a duly authenticated certificate of its legal custodian that the copy filed is a true copy and that the will has become operative under the law of is offered for informal probate. The will is admitted to informal probate. APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE 4.The person whose appointment is sought has priority for appointment, with or without appropriate nomination and/or renunciation. Any will to which the requested appointment relates has been formally or informally probated. MPC 750 (4/15/16) page 2 of 2 The following person is appointed Personal Representative: First Name M.I. Last Name First Name M.I. Last Name (Address) (Apt, Unit, No. etc.) (Address) (Apt, Unit, No. etc.) (City/Town) (State) (Zip) Primary Phone #: (City/Town) (State) (Zip) Primary Phone #: _________________________________ 5. The Personal Representative shall serve in an unsupervised administration: without surety on the bond. with personal corporate sureties on the bond in the penal sum amount of $ 6. Letters of Authority shall issue. The Personal Representative(s) shall comply with all relevant requirements under the law and the appointment is subject to termination as provided in G. L. c. 190B, §§ 3-608-612. Date Justice Magistrate The Petition is DENIED/DECLINED because: This or another will of the Decedent has been the subject of a previous probate Order. Persons with prior or equal priority have not renounced or nominated the Petitioner or his or her nominee. Notice requirements have not been met. Other: Date NOTE: Justice Magistrate The denial of a Petition for Informal Probate cannot be appealed. A timely formal proceeding may be initiated pursuant to G. L. c. 190B, § 3-401. If this Petition is allowed the Petitioner must publish an Informal Publication Notice (MPC 551) once in a newspaper designated by the Register. The Publication shall not be more than thirty (30) days after informal probate or appointment pursuant to G. L. c. 190B, § 3-306(b). Docket No. First Name Middle Name Last Name Estate of:

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