Helping You Efficiently Settle Your Loved One’s Estate
If you have been named the executor of a will or the administrator of an estate for someone who died without a will in place, you may be overwhelmed with the responsibilities of managing and collecting the estate assets. As an executor or administrator, you have a number of obligations and responsibilities. Although the probate and estate administration process can be complex, it does not have to be overly stressful or expensive. At Geary & Geary, LLP, we can alleviate your anxieties by assessing the situation and providing step-by-step instructions throughout the estate administration process.
If you have questions about your duties as an executor or if you have questions about the probate process, contact the law firm of Geary & Geary, LLP Call us to schedule a free initial consultation or complete our contact our estate administration firm online.
Your Probate Resource
We work with executors and administrators at all phases of the probate process, including the following:
- Arranging for notice and publication
- Taking inventory of the decedent’s assets
- Determining debts of the estate
- Collecting all estate assets
- Distribution of estate assets to the proper beneficiaries
We also represent heirs and beneficiaries seeking to contest a will or family members who need an attorney to supervise the probate process.
Guardianships And Conservatorships
Our attorneys will guide you and your family through the often complicated process of obtaining a guardianship and conservatorship for a disabled or needy loved one. Let us help you to navigate these difficult and trying times. Effective July 1, 2009, Massachusetts implemented rules relative to guardianship and conservatorship practice in the state. Under the new law, guardians are appointed to make personal decisions, not financial decisions, for an incapacitated individual. Guardians appointed under the new law will not have authority over the incapacitated person’s property, including bank accounts. In order to manage assets, property and bank accounts of an incapacitated individual, a petition for conservatorship is necessary.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
Our lawyers at Geary & Geary, LLP, have extensive experience in probate and estate administration. To contact us call or email an attorney at our Lowell office. We represent clients throughout Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Your first consultation will be free of charge.