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The Homestead Act - Norfolk County Registry of Deeds
The Homestead Act
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 188, Sections 1 - 14
PLEASE NOTE: THIS MATERIAL IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE BASIC INFORMATION. IT IS NOT INTENDED AS LEGAL ADVICE.
AS IN OTHER AREAS OF LAW, TO FULLY UNDERSTAND YOUR RIGHTS YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN ATTORNEY.
Questions and instructions for filing a Declaration of Homestead:
1. What is the Homestead Act? The Massachusetts Homestead Act...
Homestead Protection Act
Chapter 395 of the Acts of 2010, an Act Relative to the Estate of Homestead, revises and replaces the provisions of the Massachusetts homestead protection law, General Laws Chapter 188. An overview of the new Homestead reform legislation, effective on March 16, 2011, is provided in Secretary Galvin's Homestead Act Questions and Answers pamphlet.