2017 Massachusetts General Laws
PART II REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS
TITLE II DESCENT AND DISTRIBUTION, WILLS, ESTATES OF DECEASED PERSONS AND ABSENTEES, GUARDIANSHIP, CONSERVATORSHIP AND TRUSTS
Chapter 202 SALES, MORTGAGES AND LEASES OF REAL ESTATE BY EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, GUARDIANS AND CONSERVATORS
Section 28 Executor or administrator; authority to mortgage
Section 28. The probate court may, upon petition and after notice to all persons interested, if upon a hearing it appears to be for the benefit of the estate, authorize an executor, administrator with the will annexed or administrator to mortgage any of the real estate for the purpose of paying debts, legacies or charges of administration or for the purpose of paying an existing lien or mortgage on the estate of the deceased; or it may authorize such executor or administrator to make an agreement for the extension or renewal of such existing mortgage.