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What is Probate? An Overview of the Massachusetts Probate Process

Losing a loved one is undoubtedly one of life's most challenging experiences. Amidst the grief and emotional turmoil,...

Matthew B. Lane

What Happens When You Die Without a Will? A Guide to Understanding Massachusetts Intestate Succession Laws

Losing a loved one is a difficult and emotional experience, and dealing with the legal complexities of their estate can...

Matthew B. Lane

Individual vs. Professional Trustees: Key Factors to Consider in Your Trustee Selection

With trusts being the preferred estate planning tool for many of our clients, we are frequently asked whether it’s...

Matthew B. Lane

The Elective Share: How a Spouse Can Derail Your Estate Plan

In Massachusetts, a surviving spouse can claim a fixed portion of the decedent’s estate (referred to as an elective...

David B. Lane