Worcester Probate Attorney
If you are seeking to be appointed as a personal representative or have already been named a personal representative, are involved in a will contest or need assistance establishing a guardianship or conservatorship, an experienced Worcester probate lawyer can help you understand your rights and options.
I am Nicholas W. Daviau, and I started my law firm, Daviau Law Offices, PC, in 2011 to provide people in Worcester and throughout Massachusetts with highly effective and affordable legal services. I have the knowledge and resources to guide you through the probate process and lessen the stress and anxiety you may be experiencing.
Guiding You Through All Aspects of Probate
Effective estate planning can help avoid probate and ensure the smooth administration of an estate. However, for many reasons, families may require legal counsel for assistance with the probate process. I advise personal representatives, executors, trustees, guardians, conservators, beneficiaries and other interested parties in matters such as:
- Guardianships and conservatorships: When a person becomes incapacitated and does not have a health care proxy or power of attorney, you must petition the probate court for a guardianship or conservatorship. Being appointed as a guardian or conservator allows you to make decisions about your loved one’s medical care and finances.
- Estate administration: If you are seeking to be appointed as a personal representative or you have been named a personal representative, it can be a challenge to navigate the estate administration process. I can provide guidance to you through every step of the process and alleviate your stress. I also assist trustees with all aspects of trust administration.
- Probate litigation: I can assist you with a wide range of probate disputes, including will disputes, breach of fiduciary duty and allegations of fraud or undue influence to name a few.
A well-crafted estate plan can ensure that your loved ones do not have to face the difficulties of the probate process. Using tools such as wills, trusts, health care proxies and powers of attorney, I will help you design a plan that can eliminate the need for probate.