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Regarding property inheritance....I heard that in MA all

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Regarding property inheritance....I heard that in MA all siblings are entitled to equal shares of value regardless of what the will this accurate?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Good day. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I look forward to assisting you.

Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Is there a surviving spouse?

Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

If there is no surviving spouse then there was a law passed in 2012 that made some changes to the MA probate code.

Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) makes it more difficult to disinherit a child.

Under the new rules, a child is entitled to a share of the estate (up to $10,000) whether or not they are mentioned in the Will. If a testator wants to ensure that a child does not receive an inheritance, he/she must have specific language in the Will expressly stating the testator’s intent not to provide for a particular child and to exclude that child from the intestate provisions outlined above. Otherwise, despite the wishes of the testator, the child could still receive a share.