Weston Probate Attorney
Providing Relief During a Difficult Time
The loss of a loved one is a complicated time on an emotional and legal level. In many cases, these complications can come into conflict with each other: The grieving process can hinder what must legally be done, and the legal process can upset the need to emotionally process the loss.
If you need help with the legal matters that follow a loved one’s passing, Marsden Law P.C. can provide the compassionate support you need.
Our attorney has helped clients with issues concerning probate for nearly 20 years. Each client we work with can expect a personalized approach that takes their individual concerns and goals into account. Rest assured that we’re here to help you through the legal process as much as possible so you can focus on moving through the grieving process at your own pace.
Learn more about our services and what our probate attorney can do for you. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation by calling (800) 828-7854 or by contacting us online.
What Is Probate?
When a loved one dies with or without a will, their estate must go through a court-supervised process called probate. This is a time when the deceased’s will – if one was left – is validated and the administration of the estate begins until the deceased’s heirs and beneficiaries receive their inheritances.
The executor or court-appointed representative of the estate is tasked with its administration, which can take nine months to complete.
It will also involve tasks such as the following:
- Validating the deceased’s will
- Identifying and evaluating all property belonging to the estate
- Notifying beneficiaries, heirs, and creditors that the estate is open
- Paying all valid debts owed by the deceased
- Completing a final tax return and paying the estate’s tax bill
- Distributing remaining property to beneficiaries according to the deceased’s wishes
This is a very simplified breakdown of what probate can involve. Clearly, however, anyone can benefit from having a legal professional like our probate attorney in Weston walk them through each step of this process. Marsden Law P.C. can help you make sure no stones are left unturned in the probate process – these can lead to complications that can extend the time or cost it takes to fully administer the estate.
Asset Protection Can Avoid Probate
If you wish to help your loved ones avoid the probate process altogether, there are several ways to do so. Asset protection is an important part of estate planning that can bypass probate in addition to other benefits.
You can protect your wealth with tools such as the following:
- Living trusts
- Last will and testament
- Transfer-on-death registration for vehicles
- Transfer-on-death deeds for real estate
- Transfer-on-death registration for securities
- Payable-on-death designations for your bank accounts
Schedule a Free Consultation with Us Today
Our probate attorney in Weston is ready to help you with probate no matter when unexpected occurs. Our primary concern is always to ensure our clients’ interests are protected. We are also dedicated to providing the relief people like you need when the legal consequences of a loved one’s death are too burdensome to deal with on your own.
If you want to learn more about what Marsden Law P.C. can do for you during this difficult time, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Our first consultation with each client is complimentary – that means you get a free meeting to discuss your situation and learn more about how our services can help.
Schedule your free initial consultation with us today by contacting us online or calling (800) 828-7854.
“Giving a huge shoutout to Holliston's local Attorney, Jay Marsden, who came to our rescue on an estate matter earlier this week ...”- Mary C.
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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.