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Helping You Wind Down Your Loved One’s Estate

For many heirs, the legal process of handling a family member’s affairs can be nearly as painful as the loss itself. At a time when they are trying to process the loss of a loved one, they are thrown into an unfamiliar and perilous legal process. One misstep can mean the loss of thousands of dollars or unleash an avalanche of legal documents and court appointments.
The good news is that you do not have to handle the administration of your loved one’s estate or navigate the probate process on your own. At PiltserCowan Law LLC, we offer compassionate representation and skilled legal counsel to administrators, heirs and others in Boston and throughout Massachusetts. We treat our clients like family; we look forward to taking the time to understand your unique circumstances so we can best meet your goals.

Resolving Estate Disputes

It is not uncommon for the combination of raw emotions and cold, hard cash to result in disputes amongst family members. When disputes such as will contests arise, you can rely on our experienced litigators to protect the interests of the estate. Probate litigation is the nightmare of estate administration and probate but having our experience and skill on your side can make all the difference in the outcome for you and your loved ones. Our ability to broker resolutions and efficiently navigate the legal process allows us to keep costs down without sacrificing quality.

Put A Proven Lawyer On Your Side

You have too much on the line to go it alone. Let us take care of estate administration and probate so you can focus on what matters most. Contact our Boston office today to schedule a free case evaluation.

Our Estate Administration And Probate Fees

Fees for estate administration are billed at our standard hourly rates plus expenses. Each attorney and staff member has a different hourly rate, ranging from $80 to $450. Total fees will range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand, depending on how complex the estate is and how much of the work you do yourself versus how much you have me do. In most cases, legal fees will be reimbursable “off the top” of the estate (before it is split among beneficiaries). If we do all of the legal work, expect to spend $5,000-$10,000. If you also want us to be the personal representative (executor) or trustee, additional fees will apply. Financing is available for qualified applicants to assist with legal fees.

Probate litigation fees can add up to five or six figures, depending on the amount of money at stake and the length and complexity of the fight. Financing is currently available up to $40,000 to assist with the cost of litigation for qualified applicants. We do not take these cases on contingency or defer fees until the conclusion of the case. If you win, though, the court may allow you to have your legal fees reimbursed by the estate or trust, or by the person or persons on the other side of the case.

Free Case Evaluation

For a clearer idea about how much your case might cost, and what we can do with it, call 617-804-7228 today.