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Probate

Navigating the probate process can be overwhelming, especially during grief. As a probate attorney serving New Hampshire and Massachusetts, I will guide you through this complex legal process with compassion and expertise. I will make this process as seamless as possible, ensuring that your loved one’s estate is handled with the utmost care and efficiency.

What is Probate?

Probate is the legal process of administering a deceased person’s estate. This includes validating the will, identifying and inventorying the deceased’s assets, paying debts and taxes, and distributing the remaining assets to the rightful heirs. While this process is essential to ensure that the decedent’s wishes are honored and legal obligations are fulfilled, it can be fraught with legal intricacies and emotional challenges and each state has specific rules on how to address these stages.

validating the will

Ensuring the will is legally valid can be a contentious issue, especially if there are disputes among beneficiaries. I will assist in proving the will’s authenticity and resolving any challenges that arise.

 

Identifying and inventorying your Assets

Compiling a detailed inventory of the decedent’s assets is a crucial step. I will help you locate and appraise all assets, from real estate to personal property, to ensure an accurate and complete inventory.

 

paying debts and taxes

Managing the decedent’s debts and/or taxes is complicated. I will guide you through paying outstanding debts, filing necessary tax returns, and ensuring that legal obligations are met.

 

distributing assets

Distributing the remaining assets to the rightful heirs must be done according to the will or state law if there is no will. I will ensure that the distribution process is fair, legal, and following the decedent’s wishes.

 

handling contested wills

Disputes over the validity of a will or the distribution of assets can delay the probate process. With my experience in handling contested wills, I will work to resolve conflicts and facilitate a smooth resolution.

 

contact

There is no doubt that losing a loved one is a very difficult time.  Jason is here to help you by relieving you of the complexities of the probate process.  You can contact Jason here.  

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