978.745.6006 jackie@vosslees.com

Probate Administration

Steering You in the Right Direction

Attorney Voss Lees has been practicing in the Probate Court for over 28 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

 27 Congress Street, Suite 512

     Salem, Massachusetts 01970


108 Main Street

    Amesbury, Massachusetts 01913


  978 745-6006 (office)

  978 745-9071 (fax)

The information you obtain at this site is not legal advice. You should use the content of this website for informational purposes only. No attorney-client relationship can be formed through this website. This webpage may be considered "advertising" under the Massachusetts SJC Rule 3:07.