Recent statutory changes now require that anyone filing an estate in the Probate Court must also provide notice of the filing to the Division of Medical Assistance, regardless of whether the filing is informal or formal. The DMA must be provided notice of the filing seven days before the petition is filed with the court. (The new procedure is outlined here.)
This new requirement adds to the many steps that must be undertaken to correctly probate an estate.
If you have any questions regarding the administration of an estate, or would like to discuss your estate plans, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-570-3170.