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Hiring a lawyer to facilitate the probate and estate administration process can be helpful in relieving burdens. However, it can be expensive and lengthy if not managed by a truly experienced probate lawyer. At the Law Office of Richard C. Woods you can be certain that your interests are being represented by skilled attorneys working to resolve the probate as efficiently as possible with your finances in mind.

Estate administration includes probate, which is the process that transfers legal title of property from the estate of the person who has died, as well as non-probate transfers of the deceased's assets. Non-probate transfers include life insurance, annuities, qualified retirements plans, and trust assets. We assist the personal representative of the estate in the gathering, valuation, accounting, and distribution of the decedent's assets. We file the appropriate documents in order to release liens on a decedent's real estate, and handle any related litigation, such as will contests. We help ensure that all the proper steps are taken in order to carry out the deceased's intent in accordance with the law.

Estate and probate administration requires achieving the goals of the deceased person and satisfying the requirements of state and federal government as well as the probate court. Our estate administration and probate team can efficiently handle these estate administration and probate processes.

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266 Main Street, Stoneham, MA 02180
Phone: (781) 438-6600 - Fax: (781) 942-7034 - richard.woods@comcast.net