Boston Probate Lawyer
Newton Massachusetts Estate Administration Attorney
Even the smallest estates may have to go through the probate process. At the Law Office of Foster Cooperstein, I can assist you in understanding applicable Massachusetts probate laws, whether assisting you in devising individualized wills and trusts or guiding you through the probate and estate administration process. For the guidance of a knowledgeable Newton, Massachusetts, estate administration lawyer, contact me, Foster Cooperstein, today.
Helping you solve your legal problems
The administration of an estate can be a lengthy and cumbersome process without the guidance of a knowledgeable Boston probate attorney. I can assist you in making the probate and estate administration process as simple as possible.
I offer thorough counsel through all aspects of probate and estate administration:
- Validating the will (or following intestate rules if there is no will)
- Collecting assets and taking inventory of the estate
- Making proper notifications to creditors and other interested parties
- Reviewing and paying any bills or claims against the estate
- Resolving wills and trusts disputes
- Resolving real estate matters, such as liens on property or the sale of a home
- Preparing, filing and paying estate taxes
- Distributing assets in accordance with the will (or intestate statute)
- Preparing final accounting
- Closing the estate
When someone dies without a will, there are numerous additional steps that must be taken in order to settle an estate. In these cases, not only is the estate administration process more expensive, but probate disputes are also much more likely to occur. If disagreements among beneficiaries or fiduciaries arise, I will assist clients in probate court.
Proactive Estate Planning for Massachusetts Individuals and Couples
Help avoid disputes among your loved ones by planning appropriately. I assist clients in the drafting of wills and creation of trusts. Everyone should have a health care proxy and a durable power of attorney.
What if you were to become ill and were no longer able to express your wishes regarding your medical care? Who would manage your daily affairs? How would the maintenance of your estate and assets be handled?
Even in situations where it seems as if there is no need for a will or other estate planning documents, there can still be such a need. It is much easier to address these matters before they escalate. I can assist you in taking the right steps, whether that means drafting a simple will, creating a trust, or preparing powers of attorney or health care proxies.
Contact a Skilled Newton, Massachusetts, Estate Administration Attorney
I am an experienced Massachusetts probate lawyer who can help with your estate planning or estate administration needs. I will work closely with you to ensure your legal needs are met in the most cost-effective and timely manner possible. Contact my Newton Centre law firm at (617) 965-2343.