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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