Experienced Legal Help in Probate Law and Probate Administration
Probate is the process of legally transferring estate property to the beneficiaries after someone has died. It can be a cumbersome, complex and lengthy process. The new Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code went into effect in 2012. The attorneys at Ankeles, Vontzalides, Ambeliotis & Delaney, LLP are ready to guide you through the issues affected by these changes to the law.
As the personal representative of a will, you have fiduciary responsibility for managing the estate. If you fail to perform these duties correctly, you can be sued for breach of fiduciary duty.
If you have been named the personal representative of an estate, it is wise to seek the assistance of an attorney who is experienced in probate law and probate administration. At Ankeles, Vontzalides, Ambeliotis & Delaney, LLP, our Peabody probate law attorneys are experienced in all probate law issues, including those involving:
- Opening the estate
- Obtaining allowance of the will and appointment of personal representative
- Inventorying assets
- Valuation of assets, including business Valuation
- Sale of assets
- Preparing tax returns and paying federal and Massachusetts estate taxes
- Paying debts of the estate
- Preparing a probate account
- Property distribution — transfer of assets to beneficiaries, as named in the will or by the laws of intestacy when someone dies without a will
- Probate litigation
At our law firm, we have the experience and knowledge required to handle large estates with complex assets and multiple beneficiaries. For example, we are skilled in valuation of businesses and professional practices. As litigators, we are also able to represent clients in will contests and other forms of probate litigation.
Contact a Probate and Estate Administration Law Lawyer
To arrange an initial consultation, contact Ankeles, Vontzalides, Ambeliotis & Delaney, LLP, by e-mail or 978-531-7000. From offices in Peabody, our lawyers represent clients in the Greater Boston area and throughout Massachusetts' North Shore.