Probate Lawyer Serving Ashland
Compassionate Assistance When You Need It Most
If you recently lost someone dear to you and have been entrusted with the task of overseeing the distribution of their assets, call Marsden Law P.C. Our compassionate team understands the emotions and pain that follow a death. Let us alleviate the legal burden for you. We will settle the estate and any outstanding debts, validate the will, distribute the property to the appropriate beneficiaries, and do whatever else the case requires. We’ll efficiently lead the process to allow you the necessary time to grieve knowing the probate is being handled by a professional who has you and your loved one’s best interests at heart.
Call Marsden Law P.C. for assistance with probate in Ashland: (800) 828-7854.
Massachusetts Probate Process
Probate is a standard court process in which the decedent’s belongings are distributed to their desired heirs and any outstanding debts are settled. Certain requirements vary by state, with it being necessary in some states and not in others. In Massachusetts, probate can be avoided in specific scenarios. Probate is only required if:
- The will needs to be established as valid
- The deceased person had property for which they were the sole owner
- There are creditors the decedent must repay
- Someone is trying to access the decedent’s medical records
- The deceased person needs to file a tax return and pay taxes
Steps can be taken during estate planning to help avoid probate. Trusts can be established to transfer ownership of property, and accounts can be modified to name a beneficiary to whom it is transferable upon death. Our attorney can help you evaluate your case and note areas where you can minimize the necessity of probate for your future beneficiaries and instead arrange for a simple transfer of assets.
Our probate attorney serving Ashland can help you successfully complete the probate process. Contact us today for assistance.
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No matter the size of your estate, it is important to take the time to assess your situation and draft a comprehensive estate plan that includes a last will and testament, strategies to minimize taxes, a durable power of attorney, and guardianship for any minor children. Marsden Law P.C. will develop a custom estate plan that covers your unique needs and ensures you and your loved ones are prepared for major life events and emergencies.