Probate & Contested Estates

North Shore Probate and Contested Estates Attorneys

Navigating through the Massachusetts probate courts can be difficult. The Probate of an estate often includes a number of complex steps, such as the filing of the Will, securing the official appointment of the fiduciary (Executor/Executrix), administering an estate where there is no Will, setting up any required trusts, submitting accountings for the assets and income of the estate and the distribution of assets to the beneficiaries. The assistance of skilled counsel can make these tasks go smoothly and more quickly. This is true even when there are no objections or Will contests. Let the attorneys at Wacks & McHale PC help you with the probate of the estate of your family member. We can help you work through the probate courts, including appraising personal property values, determining ownership of and the transfer of clear title of real estate, and the proper distribution of all assets, after payment of final bills from the estate. Even a “typical” uncontested probate of an estate can be a minefield for the executor or administrator. The rules, laws and procedures for probate, change frequently. The lawyers at Wacks & McHale PC stay abreast of these changes and use them to streamline the process.

Sometimes, despite the best efforts of the family, a dispute can arise regarding the disposition of the assets. When there is a contested estate or probate, or when the interested survivors do not agree on how the property should be gifted or divided, it can be even more complicated. Due to the emotional and financial issues at stake, what once was a simple Will or estate plan can become a hotly contested issue. When complicated issues regarding probate matters arise, litigation may be inevitable.

Whether you are involved in an uncontested probate or a highly charged Will dispute, it is important to seek the professional services of an experienced probate lawyer. When it comes to administering an estate plan through the probate process, specialized skill and knowledge are necessary to ensure success. At Wacks & McHale PC, we have more than 35 years of combined experience successfully handling these matters, including litigating issues on behalf of our Massachusetts probate clients. To speak with one of our attorneys about how we can help you, contact us at 781-584-8283 or by email through this site to set up a free initial consultation.

Protecting the Rights of You and Your Family

We represent individuals, family members, executors and trustees in a wide variety of probate-related issues, including:

  • Basic probate
  • Will contests
  • Undue influence
  • Duress
  • Improper transfers
  • Partition actions
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Fraud by executor or trustee

If you have concerns about any of these issues, the experienced probate lawyers at Wacks & McHale PC can help. When you come in for your free initial consultation, we will assess your case and explain your options. If litigation becomes necessary, we will provide vigorous representation to ensure the protection of your rights and interests.

Whether you are involved in the probate of a Will, a dispute on the legitimacy of a will or the administration of an estate, or there has been fraudulent activity surrounding a loved one's estate or trust, we are prepared to represent you and your case. Contact us at 781-584-8283, or send us an e-mail online. We offer our clients a free initial consultation. We represent clients throughout Boston, Massachusetts, as well as those on the North Shore, and in Southern New Hampshire.

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