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Experienced Massachusetts trusts and estates attorney helps guide you through the process

Probate follows what is typically a painful emotional loss. Attorney Brian E. Barreia has more than 25 years of experience in probate law and knows how to ease the stress of probate by guiding executors and beneficiaries through the complex process.

The process of probate

Most executors have rarely if ever probated a will and know little about the process. Attorney Barreira can guide you through the complex probate process, including:

  • Filing the will with the Massachusetts probate court
  • Developing the best strategy for fairly and expeditiously probating the estate
  • Finding and collecting assets
  • Closing and opening bank accounts
  • Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
  • Paying estate taxes
  • Valuing, managing, preserving and liquidating the estate
  • Locating beneficiaries
  • Hiring experts, when appropriate

Valuing and managing the estate

Attorney Barreira assists executors with the arduous process of collecting, managing, valuing, protecting and liquidating the assets of the estate. He has a team of experts available to assist in every aspect of estate probate. When appropriate, the firm calls upon accountants, financial advisors, real estate agents, property managers and other professionals to assist with executor duties. He can access expert opinions about unique assets such as antiques, rare books, automobiles and other collectables for accurate valuation, management and possible sale.

Probate disputes

Even in apparently straightforward estate cases, there are sometimes disputes between beneficiaries. Attorney Barreira’s professional courtroom presence can calm the emotionally-charged process of probating a challenged will or disputed executor or judicial decision. When it is in the best interest of his client to preserve cordial familial relationships, he is adept at mediating these disputes. When necessary, he assertively defends his client’s beneficiary rights within the Massachusetts probate court.

Contact attorney Barreira today

Call attorney Brian E. Barreira today at 508-747-8282 or 781-749-8887 to schedule an appointment immediately.