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How do I apply to be reimbursed for funeral expenses if my loved one died of COVID?
Learn about the differences between these two probate classifications, and see whether the probate of your loved one may qualify for the expedited informal probate process.
When estate planning is being undertaken at the same time that a person is separated or getting a divorce, it is critical that the person engaging in estate planning fulfill their other obligations concerning asset disclosure in connection with the divorce or separation. A person may not simply shield their assets from a divorce by creating and transferring their assets to a trust, or otherwise giving away assets.
If a will is not valid, a person will be deemed to have died “intestate”, and property will be distributed according to state intestate laws. Learn what you need to do to prevent this outcome.
If you die without a will in Massachusetts, the state intestate laws will determine who inherits your probate property. It does not matter whether you wanted (or did not want) these people to inherit your assets; the administrator of your estate must distribute assets according to law. Learn what you need to do to protect your wishes.