If you have recently lost a relative or a close friend, please accept our condolences.
As though losing a loved one isn't bad enough, you may be unsure where to turn for help in handling the estate of a family member or close friend. If you hear names as the Personal Representative or Executive, or if the decedent did not have a will, then you should contact Massachusetts Probate and Estate Administration lawyer.
In addition to helping clients navigate the oftentimes confusing probate process, our experienced attorneys can assist with other matters related to the MA Probate and Family Courts including:
A guardian is a person appointed by the court to make living and health care decisions about another person that is incapacitated, or partially incapacitated.
- Conservatorship Petition
A conservator is a person appointed by the court to manage the property and business affairs of another.
The word fiduciarymay be unfamiliar to you. A fiduciary is a person that has a legal duty to act solely in another person's interests. A fiduciary is held to the strictest standard of care recognized in the legal system. If you appointed as a Personal Representative (the newer term for an executor of an estate), you have a fiduciary responsibility to the heirs and devisees. You must take this responsibility seriously, or you could face a civil lawsuit.
MUPC – Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code
Massachusetts has enacted the MUPC – Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code – in an effort to help streamline the probate process, especially for smaller estates.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call us at (508) 359-4043.
MA Probate and Estate administration lawyer in Medfield, serving Norfolk, Millis, Medway, Norwood, Canton, Dedham, Sharon, Sherborn, Dover, Westwood, Walpole, and the surrounding areas.