Massachusetts Estate Lawyer List


Alexander F. X. Matulewicz Lawyer

Alexander F. X. Matulewicz

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Walpole Estate Lawyer

Mr. Matulewicz has won numerous honors, including national championships in high school, and the National Moot Court competition in law school. He has... (more)

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508-660-0331

Diana S. Velez Harris Lawyer

Diana S. Velez Harris

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West Springfield Estate Lawyer

Attorney Velez Harris has focused her practice on high conflict family law and civil litigation matters for nearly 16 years, in Massachusetts and Conn... (more)

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413-732-8356

Michael S. Mehrmann Lawyer

Michael S. Mehrmann

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Kingston Estate Lawyer

Attorney Mehrmann concentrates in the areas of personal injury law, workers compensation, divorce, and business law. In addition, Attorney Mehrmann s... (more)

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800-652-8641

Donald J. MacDonald Lawyer

Donald J. MacDonald

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Saugus Estate Lawyer
Call Today: 781-205-4735

Attorney MacDonald’s practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent and trademark prosecution, copyright law, licensin... (more)

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800-974-1170

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Corain  McGinn Lawyer

Corain McGinn

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Braintree Estate Lawyer

Corain McGinn practices in the areas of Tax and Tax Controversies, Mediation, Corporate and Transactional Law, Estate Planning, and Bankruptcy Law. He... (more)

Melissa C Wesel Lawyer

Melissa C Wesel

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Concord Estate Lawyer
Twenty Seven Years Of Experience And Wisdom On Your Side Ready To Work For You.

Melissa C. Welsel is an estate lawyer proudly serving both Concord, Massachusetts and Jupiter, Florida, as well as the neighboring communities.

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800-970-8501

Joseph Francisco Botelho Lawyer

Joseph Francisco Botelho

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Fall River Estate Lawyer

At the Botelho Law Group we have different attorneys, with different specializations; to help your case is individual needs. When choosing a lawyer or... (more)

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800-229-5331

Steven  Rosenberg Lawyer

Steven Rosenberg

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Hingham Estate Lawyer

A member of the Massachusetts Bar for more than 30 years, Attorney Steven Rosenberg concentrates his practice counseling and representing small and me... (more)

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781-749-5600

Christopher E. Sawin Lawyer

Christopher E. Sawin

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Hingham Estate Lawyer

Christopher E. Sawin is Founder and Principle Attorney of Sawin Law, P.C., where he concentrates his practice in family law, probate, estate planning,... (more)

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800-941-7190

Martin C Winstead Lawyer

Martin C Winstead

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Hanover Estate Lawyer

Marty entered private practice in 2002 at the Weymouth firm Gaughen, Gaughen, Lane & Hernando, representing individuals and businesses in all aspects ... (more)

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800-954-9501

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LEGAL TERMS

ABATEMENT

A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other exp... (more...)
A reduction. After a death, abatement occurs if the deceased person didn't leave enough property to fulfill all the bequests made in the will and meet other expenses. Gifts left in the will are cut back in order to pay taxes, satisfy debts or take care of other gifts that are given priority under law or by the will itself.

NET ESTATE

The value of all property owned at death less liabilities or debts.

HOLOGRAPHIC WILL

A will that is completely handwritten, dated and signed by the person making it. Holographic wills are generally not witnessed. Although it's legal in many stat... (more...)
A will that is completely handwritten, dated and signed by the person making it. Holographic wills are generally not witnessed. Although it's legal in many states, making a holographic will is never advised except as a last resort.

INHERIT

To receive property from someone who has died. Traditionally, the word 'inherit' applied only when one received property from a relative who died without a will... (more...)
To receive property from someone who has died. Traditionally, the word 'inherit' applied only when one received property from a relative who died without a will. Currently, however, the word is used whenever someone receives property from the estate of a deceased person.

SPENDTHRIFT TRUST

A trust created for a beneficiary the grantor considers irresponsible about money. The trustee keeps control of the trust income, doling out money to the benefi... (more...)
A trust created for a beneficiary the grantor considers irresponsible about money. The trustee keeps control of the trust income, doling out money to the beneficiary as needed, and sometimes paying third parties (creditors, for example) on the beneficiary's behalf, bypassing the beneficiary completely. Spendthrift trusts typically contain a provision prohibiting creditors from seizing the trust fund to satisfy the beneficiary's debts. These trusts are legal in most states, even though creditors hate them.

SPECIAL ADMINISTRATOR

(1) In the law of wills and estates, a person appointed by the court to take charge of only a designated portion of an estate during probate. For example, a spe... (more...)
(1) In the law of wills and estates, a person appointed by the court to take charge of only a designated portion of an estate during probate. For example, a special administrator with particular expertise on art might be appointed to oversee the probate of a wealthy person's art collection, but not the entire estate. (2) A person appointed to be responsible for a deceased person's property for a limited time or during an emergency, such as a challenge to the will or to the qualifications of the named executor. In such cases, the special administrator's duty is to maintain and preserve the estate, not necessarily to take control of the probate process

WILL

A document in which you specify what is to be done with your property when you die and name your executor. You can also use your will to name a guardian for you... (more...)
A document in which you specify what is to be done with your property when you die and name your executor. You can also use your will to name a guardian for your young children.

TRUSTEE

The person who manages assets owned by a trust under the terms of the trust document. A trustee's purpose is to safeguard the trust and distribute trust income ... (more...)
The person who manages assets owned by a trust under the terms of the trust document. A trustee's purpose is to safeguard the trust and distribute trust income or principal as directed in the trust document. With a simple probate-avoidance living trust, the person who creates the trust is also the trustee.

GROSS ESTATE

For federal estate tax filing purposes, the total of all property owned at death, without regard to any debts or liens against the property or the costs of prob... (more...)
For federal estate tax filing purposes, the total of all property owned at death, without regard to any debts or liens against the property or the costs of probate. Taxes are due only on the value of the property the person actually owned (the net estate) plus the amount of any taxable gifts made during life. In a few states, the gross estate is used when computing attorney fees for probating estates; the lawyer gets a percentage of the gross estate.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BEAUREGARD

Discussion. When a will is traced to the testator's possession or to where he had ready access to it and the original cannot be located after his death, there are three plausible explanations for the will's absence: (1) the testator destroyed it with the intent to revoke it; (2) the will ...

Equity One, Inc. v. Estate of Williams

72 Mass. App. Ct. 1108 (2008). EQUITY ONE, INC. v. ESTATE OF ALFRED WILLIAMS & others. No. 07-P-493. Appeals Court of Massachusetts. July 16, 2008. Decision Pursuant to Rule 1:28. Judgment reversed.

REAL ESTATE BAR ASSOCIATION FOR MASSACHUSETTS, INC. v. National Real Estate Information Services

William P. O'Donnell, Anthony J. Vigliotti, Robert F. Kelley, John R. Buckley, Jr., F. Sydney Smithers, IV, & Andrea F. Nuciforo, Jr., for Register of Deeds for Berkshire County & others. ... Matthew J. Maiona for the New England Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers ...