Haverhill, Massachusetts, Probate Lawyer
If you have been named as the executor, administrator or personal representative of the estate of a friend or family member, you want a lawyer with experience to help you successfully settle the estate through the probate court. Similarly, if you have been appointed as the trustee of someone’s estate, you want a skilled and knowledgeable attorney to counsel you regarding the administration of the trust.
Over 35 Years of Experience in Probate and Trust Administration
At the law office of Dennis M. Spurling, P.C., in Haverhill, we bring over 35 years of experience in probate and trust administration to individuals and families in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. As a former accountant, our Haverhill, Massachusetts, probate lawyer understands the financial considerations involved in settling an estate or managing the affairs of a trust.
Our successful practice is based on a commitment to a high level of personal service and attention, taking the time to listen carefully to your concerns and to respond promptly to your needs. Contact our office or call us at 978-374-2230 for an appointment.
Our Probate and Trust Administration Practice
We provide comprehensive legal services to individuals who have been named as fiduciaries (executors, administrators or personal representatives) of the estate of a loved one, handling all matters from the appointment as fiduciary to the final distribution of the assets of the estate. We will prepare and file all necessary documents throughout the process and act as your advocate with beneficiaries and with the probate court. We will help you comply with the requirements of the probate process, including assisting you with:
- The preparation and filing of an accounting of the assets of the estate
- The valuation of any property in the estate, if necessary
- The payment of all final debts of the estate
- The preparation and filing of all estate and inheritance taxes
- The orderly distribution of the assets of the estate in accordance with the terms of the will
We will also represent the estate or the fiduciary in any litigation that may arise during the probate process, including will contests or attempts to remove a fiduciary.
We also offer extensive experience to individuals who have been appointed as a trustee of a trust and want guidance with the management or administration of that trust. We will help you comply with the laws of Massachusetts or New Hampshire governing the administration of trusts, including any tax issues related to the trust administration. We will also represent you in any trust litigation, such as an action to remove a trustee.