Probate Court Administration in Massachusetts

What is probate court? And when must you go through probate? According to estate attorneys at Moschella & Winston in Somerville, MA, there are two two types of probate administration in Massachusetts. (Probate is the legal process that takes place after someone dies.) See their Massachusetts Probate Court FAQ for more information.

The first type of probate involves a will, in which case a person’s estate and assets will pass according to the directions set forth in the will. The second form of probate is for people who die without making their wills, and is called "intestacy". In both cases, the probate court in Massachusetts oversees the distribution process. Following are a list of probate courts in Massachusetts.

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