Berkshire County And Bennington County Attorneys Handling Probate And Trust Administration

Probate is the process of distributing a decedent's assets according to the wishes stated in his or her will. If the decedent does not have a will, the assets are distributed according to either Massachusetts or Vermont state law.

Individuals and families throughout the Berkshires have trusted Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP, since 1913 with their probate matters. If your loved one recently passed away or if you have been named the executor in a loved one's will, call us to arrange a consultation. In North Adams, Springfield or Pittsfield, Massachusetts, we can be reached at 413-358-4652 and in Bennington, Vermont, we can be reached at 802-681-4729.

We Handle All Elements Of Estate Planning And Probate

Probate can be avoided through the creation of revocable or irrevocable trusts. In the event that a trust or trusts are involved, our lawyers can assist with the process of trust administration as well.

We can guide you through the probate process, which can include:

  • Filing a petition with the Probate Court
  • Notifying the heirs about the death and the will or the lack of will (which also gives the heirs an opportunity to contest the will)
  • Collecting the estate's assets
  • Paying the estate taxes and debts, if applicable
  • Distributing property and assets to the heirs

If you have been named as executor, it is likely that this is your first experience with the legal system. In addition to feeling a range of emotions due to the recent death, you may be feeling overwhelmed with all of the tasks that are now on your plate. Our law firm can guide you through probate and trust administration in a manner that ensures you meet all of the legal requirements of tying up the final affairs of an estate.

Talk To An Attorney For More Information

Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP, is here to help you meet the requirements of probate and trust administration. Schedule a consultation today to learn more. We can be contacted online or reached at 413-358-4652 in Massachusetts or 802-681-4729 in Vermont.