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Probate Administration

Steering You in the Right Direction

Attorney Voss Lees has been practicing in the Probate Court for over 33 years. She can efficiently guide you and your family through the probate process.

Many people consider “probate” to be a bad thing and wish to avoid probate at all costs.

To some extent, the media is responsible for having frightened people with the notion that if an estate “goes to probate,” the attorney will overcharge and the process will be complex, long and expensive. In actuality, probate administration is a manageable process that typically involves the orderly transfer of a decedent’s assets, either by will or law.

The Probate Process

The entire probate process has been revamped and streamlined in 2012.  However, navigation of the system is often complex. The essential elements of the probate process are:

  • Appointment of the executor or administrator of an estate
  • Obtaining approval of the will
  • Compiling an inventory of estate assets
  • Preparing an estate accounting showing all the money in and all the money out)
  • Estate tax return preparation or supervision, if necessary
  • Obtaining allowance of accounts
  • Distribution of estate assets.

The assistance of a competent, experienced attorney provides you a direct route through the probate process and gives you the peace of mind you need during a difficult time.

What Our Customers Say. . .

Legal expertise with clarity, empathy and consideration…

"Attorney Voss Lees is very thorough and she provides her legal expertise to us with clarity, empathy and consideration. We especially appreciate her prompt responses to our questions and concerns at any time which reassures us that our legal matters are up to date through our continued relationship."

Estate Planning Client, Wakefield, MA

Estate planning peace of mind…

"My husband and I found our experience with her to be very gratifying.

Attorney Voss Lees was professional, thorough, friendly and accommodating. It was a pleasure working with her in connection with our estate planning and now we have peace of mind. Thank you so much for everything."

As a family, we always feel that Jackie is there for us.

I have been a client of Jackie's for nearly 10 years now and the trials and tribulations of life sometimes necessitate the need for representation in family court, real estate matters, small business matters, estate planning, ETC... Myself,  my wife and my family have all turned to Jackie in our times of need for her knowledge and skill set. Jackie always responds to emails or phone calls in a timely manner and is very punctual, she explains the process of the task at hand and is very open to feedback, suggestions and the like from clients. 

As a family, we always feel that Jackie is there for us. There is no handing off to an associate or paralegal, from the first email or phone call all the way through to the closing gavel or having the last document signed, the client has Jackie at their side every step of the way. I highly recommend Jackie, I don't know how she accomplishes so much, but I sure am grateful that she does!

"Forever Indebted"
Danvers, Ma.


Brilliant Attorney for Our Family

Attorney Lees has been our family attorney for over twenty eight years. She has been extremely effective in dealing with the many legal issues we have encountered.   She has a brilliant legal mind and is totally committed to doing the best she can for her clients; she never gives up.  There is no better lawyer than Jackie Lees!

Multi-Service Family & Business Client

27 Congress Street, Suite 1512

     Salem, Massachusetts 01970


108 Main Street

    Amesbury, Massachusetts 01913


  978 745-6006 (office)

  978 745-9071 (fax)

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