Trust Attorneys Westborough MA

Setting up a trust on your will is a complicated matter that should be handled with the help of an estate planning and trust attorney. Make it easy on your trust beneficiaries and take care of your estate planning ahead of time. An experienced trust attorney can help you save on estate tax. Please scroll down to learn more and get access to the estate planning and trust attorneys in Westborough, MA listed below.

Robert J. Cotton
(508) 529-9920
PO Box 227
Hopkinton, MA
Specialties
Estate Planning, Elder Law, Tax, Probate, Real Estate
Education
Boston University School of Law,University of Pennsylvania Law School,Harvard University
State Licensing
Florida, Massachusetts

Brian Aldo Consigli
(508) 478-2054
189 MAIN STREET, 3RD FLOOR PO BOX 170
MILFORD, MA
Specialties
Real Estate, Probate, Bankruptcy, Family, Personal Injury
Education
University of Maine School of Law,Williams College
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Charles J Brucato Jr
(508) 478-2054
189 MAIN STREET, 3RD FLOOR PO BOX 170
MILFORD, MA
Specialties
Personal Injury, Employment, Family, Real Estate, Probate
Education
Boston College Law School,University of Vermont
State Licensing
Massachusetts

David Granville Toone
(508) 485-1551
186 Main Street
Marlboro, MA
Specialties
Criminal Defense, DUI, Divorce, Probate, Real Estate, Chapter 7, Wills
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Cynthia O Eynon
(508) 799-4461
34 MECHANIC ST
WORCESTER, MA
Specialties
Family, Real Estate, Probate
Education
Suffolk University Law School,University of New Hampshire
State Licensing
Massachusetts

David Wayne Lima
(508) 485-0363
11 MAIN ST
SOUTHBOROUGH, MA
Specialties
Real Estate, Chapter 7, Business, Family, Probate, Chapter 13
Education
Suffolk University Law School,UMass North Dartmouth
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Aldo B Consigli Jr
(508) 478-2054
189 MAIN STREET, 3RD FLOOR PO BOX 170
MILFORD, MA
Specialties
Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, Probate, Corporate, Administrative Law
Education
College of the Holy Cross,Villanova University
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Suzette A. Ferreira
(508) 478-2054
189 MAIN STREET, 3RD FLOOR PO BOX 170
MILFORD, MA
Specialties
Real Estate, Probate, Employment, Personal Injury, Family
Education
Suffolk University Law School,Boston College
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Michael D. Gorman
(508) 438-1198
490 SHREWSBURY ST STE G
WORCESTER, MA
Specialties
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Chapter 7, Probate
Education
Western New England College, School of Law,Western New England College, School of Law,Assumption Col
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Michael Richard Christy
(508) 860-1534
100 Front Street
Worcester, MA
Specialties
Litigation, Insurance, Probate
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Trust

Q: I have created and revised my wills in the past. The issue is that, as a single person, I'm having trouble finding an executor for my will. I don't trust my sister to carry out my instructions and, sadly, I also don't believe my parents would be good either. Other than friends, are there any other options for establishing an executor for your will? I want to make sure I get someone who will carry out my instructions without bias, self-interest, greed or questions. If there aren't any options, what would you suggest given the scenario?

 

I commend you for your foresight in both creating and updating your will. Your advance planning now will likely save your intended beneficiaries time, confusion and angst in the future. As you believe your sister or parents might not be appropriate executors for your will, you still need to choose someone whom you can trust to carry out your wishes. I recommend making sure your selection is amenable to the designation in advance, as this can be a time consuming responsibility.

You have ruled out friends and business associates, so I suggest a reputable lawyer or accountant would be the best solution for you. If your will is complex, there is the added benefit of those professionals’ familiarity with tax, probate and business administration issues. As you are aware, the executor must satisfy any debts owing from your estate, administer appropriate tax filings and estate returns and ensure that your asset distribution plan is followed to the extent most feasible. And while a family member might agree to administer your estate without taking a fee, an executor, in particular when a professional is so designated, is entitled to and will expect to be paid for their services. I suggest you address the parameters of that compensation at the time the executor is designated.

If you still want someone closer to you involved, you can designate co-executors (such as your family member/friend/business associate) and the lawyer/accountant. Finally, I also suggest choosing an alternate executor so that your probate can proceed more smoothly in the event your original executor appointment (if not co-executors) is unable to act as an executor at your death. While a probate court in the absence of an executor may choose an administrator for your estate, this of course lessens your control over ensuring that your wishes are followed as closely as possible.

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DISCLAIMER: This publication is distributed with the understanding that it does not constitute legal advice or establish an attorney/client relationship by way of any information contained herein. The information provided is for general purposes only, as readers are advised to consult with a qualified lawyer regarding the specifics of their particular circumstances.


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