Distributing Assets During 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, depending upon where the decedent lived.
Individuals and families throughout the Berkshires and Bennington County have trusted Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP, since 1913 with their probate matters. If a 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.
We Handle All Elements Of Estate Planning And Probate
Probate can be avoided through the creation of revocable or irrevocable trusts. If 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 heirs about the death and the will or the lack of will (which also gives heirs an opportunity to contest the will)
- Collecting the estate’s assets
- Paying the estate’s taxes and debts, if applicable
- Distributing property and assets to 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 of your loved one, 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 413-663-3200 in Massachusetts or 802-442-3233 in Vermont.