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Massachusetts Agencies

Foreign Decedent


All that G.L.c. 199A addresses are the powers and responsibilities of a foreign personal representative in connection with collecting debts here in Massachusetts, dealing with personal property upon the filing of authenticated copies of his or her appointment and official bond (this is section 5 you referred to), and representing the interests of the nonresident deceased in action pending in the commonwealth. But G.L.c. 199A is not a substitute for the probate of the will in Massachusetts. That is governed by G.L.c. 192. Failure to have the will allowed here will result in an unmarketable title, at least as to questions concerning real estate.