Areas of Law

Estate, Planning, & Probate

When should I contact a trusts & estates lawyer?

  • I want to get my estate plan in order to protect my assets.
  • I want to know which documents are important to have in place. For example: Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, living will, trusts.
  • I am named executor or personal representative in an will or estate.
  • I am going through the probate process to administer an estate.

Why should I hire a lawyer?

A lawyer can help plan for a smooth transition during aging and can help you avoid unwanted complications involving your personal care and property. A lawyer can also help you navigate a complicated situation, and ensure that documents are following certain formalities that make them valid. A lawyer who is familiar with estate planning will also know how to properly protect your assets.

How do I choose a trusts & estates lawyer?

It is important to hire a lawyer who is familiar with Massachusetts guidelines and who has past experience with trusts & estates matters. Finding an attorney though the Boston Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service will ensure you are matched with one with previous experience.

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March 31, 2021

Individual Income Tax Filing and Payment Deadline

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and International Revenue Service (IRS) has recently announced that the deadline for individuals to file their tax returns has been extended from April 15th to May 17th. This extension only applies to individuals filing their personal tax returns. If you are an individual taxpayer and would need an extension past May 17th, you can file Form 4868 for an extension until October 15th, 2021.

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March 30, 2021

Updated Supreme Judicial Court Order

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Reopening Massachusetts

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