On March 16, 2011, a new Massachusetts Homestead law went into effect. It completely revised and modernized Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 188, sections 1-10. Here are some of the important highlights:
Link to the new law
Questions and Answers about the Homestead Act…
New laws to protect money and property of the elderly and the disabled go into effect shortly. Here are the highlights:
Special protection under homestead law
As of March 16, 2011, homeowners who are disabled or age 62 or older have three choices in connection with the new homestead…
Information from the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) about steps that advocates can take to help seniors and other homeowners to prevent foreclosures.
For more information, see also Brochures for Older Consumers.