Probate Litigation

At Watson & Watson, P.C., we bring 35 years of experience to estate matters such as will creation, estate administration and probate litigation. Our services are available to people throughout Essex County.

Will Contests

Have you been chosen as the personal representative or executor of a deceased loved one’s estate? The process ahead of you is complex and stressful. You may benefit from having a skilled attorney on your side to help you navigate while avoiding disputes.

The personal representative’s duties include gathering and making an inventory of the estate’s assets, paying any applicable debts and taxes, and distributing assets to beneficiaries in accordance with the will. If your loved one did not leave a will, state law will dictate how property is distributed to beneficiaries.

There are two types of probate in Massachusetts: informal and formal. The value of the estate, your loved one’s estate plan and other factors will determine which process will need to be followed. We will help you fulfill all of your duties in accordance with the law and stand by your side through the appropriate type of probate.

Resolving Estate Disputes

We are skilled litigators. We are prepared to resolve will contests, trust contests and any other kind of estate or probate litigation. Our attorneys recognize that these are often emotional issues, but we make certain you are provided with clear and honest information about the law, the process and the potential outcome of the case. Our goal is to see that your loved one’s last wishes are followed and that the matter is resolved efficiently.

Do You Need An Inexpensive Will?

Not all estate planning needs to be complex. Our lawyers are committed to working directly with you to create a customized and straightforward will that can protect your assets and ensure that they are passed down to your beneficiaries according to your wishes.

Free Initial Estate Consultation

Call 978-462-3177 or email to talk to an experienced attorney about estate planning, administration or litigation.