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Will Contests

Why a will may fail

The execution of a will after a loved one’s death does not always play out smoothly. In Massachusetts, family members frequently contest wills, and there are some very common reasons why this occurs. Greed If the departed party decided to leave most of their money and...

How do will contests work in Massachusetts?

Wills are important estate planning documents that can help ensure your final wishes get carried out. But what happens if someone contests or disputes the will? What is a will contest? A will contest is a legal challenge to the validity of a will. Typically, a will...

Who are interested parties in will contests?

Are you planning to publish your will in Massachusetts? This is a matter that you need to think long and hard about. You want to be sure that every angle is covered so that contests will be minimal or nonexistent. This includes all those who can be listed as an...

Does the executor of a will have the final say?

Being the executor of an estate in Massachusetts carries more responsibility than just the authority over the distribution process. The executor effectively ensures that all outstanding debts are paid first with asset distribution then being completed according to the...

The main components of an estate plan

Creating an estate plan is important if you are a Massachusetts adult, because if you do not have one, the state decides how your assets are distributed. With an estate plan, you can feel more confident that your wishes will be carried out. Planning for incapacity...

How long do will contests take in probate court?

If a loved one has passed away in Massachusetts and you are the executor of that person's will, you may wonder how long the process will be to go through probate. Although there is no easy answer, larger estates generally take longer to settle than smaller ones. What...