When you have been named executor, administrator or personal representative of the estate of a loved one, you want a lawyer in Mansfield, MA who will provide compassionate, yet strong and assertive guidance throughout the probate process until the estate is settled.
At the Law Offices of Cynthia L. Hanley, P.C., in Mansfield, Massachusetts we advise individuals regarding end-of-life planning and the settlement of estates. We understand that, when a loved one has died, you want a compassionate and responsive attorney to help you ensure compliance with all probate requirements in the orderly distribution of assets. Contact our office in Mansfield to set up a confidential consultation.
We work closely with individuals and families to facilitate compliance with the requirements of the probate court, so that you can honor the wishes of your deceased loved one. Initially, we will ask the probate court to appoint a temporary executor or administrator, if necessary.
We will guide you through the steps necessary to settle the estate, helping you prepare an inventory of assets, obtain valuations of property (if required), pay all last debts of the estate, satisfy any tax obligations and distribute property in accordance with the terms of the will. We will also represent the interests of the estate in probate litigation, should the will be contested.
Wills and Health Care Proxies
With the preparation and execution of the proper estate planning documents, we help you provide guidance to your heirs, minimizing the chances of disputes over property, and alleviating them from the stress of making difficult medical decisions. With a will, you can:
- Control how your estate is divided
- Identify who will receive certain property
- Name individuals to act as guardians for your minor children
- Designate who will act as your executor, administrator or personal representative
A health care proxy will allow you to designate a specific person to make medical decisions on your behalf, in the event you are unable to do so.
At the Law Offices of Cynthia L. Hanley, P.C. in Mansfield, MA, we will review, revise or prepare wills and health care proxies to meet your objectives.
For experienced, fair and strong counsel in wills and probate matters, contact us to schedule a confidential consultation.