Probate of an Estate
Experienced Massachusetts Trusts and Estates Attorneys Are Here to Help Guide You Through the Process.
Probate follows what is typically a painful emotional loss. Our office has more than 40 years of experience in probate law and knows how to ease the stress of probate by guiding executors and beneficiaries through the complex process.
The Process of Probate:
Most executors have rarely if ever probated a will and know little about the process. Our attorneys can guide you through the complex probate process, including:
- Filing the will with the Massachusetts probate court
- Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
- Finding and collecting assets
- Closing and opening bank accounts
- Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
- Paying estate taxes
- Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
- Locating beneficiaries
- Hiring experts, when appropriate
Valuing and Managing an Estate:
Our office assists executors with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating the assets of the estate. He has a team of experts available to assist in every aspect of estate probate. When appropriate, the firm calls upon accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals to assist with executor duties. We can access expert opinions about unique assets such as antiques, rare books, automobiles and other collectables for accurate valuation, management and possible sale.
Even in apparently straightforward estate cases, there are sometimes disputes between beneficiaries. When it is in the best interest of the client to preserve cordial familial relationships, our office is adept at mediating these disputes. When necessary, we assertively defend our client’s beneficial rights within the Massachusetts probate court.
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Thomas F. Williams
Thomas F. Williams graduated from Boston University in 1969 with a degree in government and economics.
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