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A Panoramic Primer on Probate: Part One

In 2012, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts adopted the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code which outlines the laws and procedures for probate proceedings for deceased residents of the Commonwealth.  “Probate” is the administrative process by which assets of a deceased person’s estate are accessed and transferred to the recipients of those assets specified in the deceased’s Will, […]

Your Real Estate and Owner’s Title Insurance

The most valuable asset many clients own is their primary residence and/or vacation home. One “tool” in the estate planner’s toolbox to effectively avoid the time-consuming and expensive probate process at an owner’s death is to transfer or “convey” real estate into a Trust. However, such a conveyance should be completed with caution to ensure […]