The process of probate of a will or administration of an intestate (without a will) estate is generally regarded as the process of settling a decedent’s affairs in a manner that is consistent with his or her intent as expressed in a will or by operation of law when no such will exists. With the adoption of the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (M.G.L. Chapter 190B), the process has been steamlined, creating a less formal procedure that is overseen by a court whose role is intended to be more passive, subject to the presentation of an issue being raised by an interested party, at which time the court can take action or even require more strict supervision.

A prospective client should be fully informed of the procedures and the effects of those procedures. Pereira Law has extensive experience assisting clients in the administration of a decedent’s estate. From aiding the client in the understanding and evaluating of the estate’s assets, to acquainting the client with the procedural options available, to guiding the client through their rights and obligations as an active player in the administration process, our effort is to provide the most efficient and cost effective legal services possible.


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