If you recently lost a loved one, the last thing you want to do while grieving your loss is to figure out how to close out his or her estate. However, it has to be done at some point — sooner rather than later is best. The probate administration process can be challenging to get through, particularly if you are unfamiliar with how it works in Massachusetts. Thankfully, you do not have to struggle through it alone.
While not required, it is possible to retain legal counsel to assist you throughout the probate process. An experienced attorney will be able to guide you through each step to ensure you have taken care of everything. Your attorney will also be able to help you should any problems arise — such as will contests, no will, issues with creditors, executor or trustee problems, and a number of other things.
Probate can take anywhere from several months to several years — depending on the complexity of the estate and any challenges that may present themselves. The goal is to get through it as swiftly as possible so that you and your family can move on. With the right help in your corner, this process does not have to drag on forever.
Probate administration is a multi-step process that can be confusing for most people. If you want help getting through it, you certainly have the right to seek it. If you would like to learn more about how the probate process works in Massachusetts and how legal counsel can assist you as you work through it, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.