Author: Ann Hetherwick Cahill

Help, My Spouse Disinherited Me!

hether 2We previously discussed how Massachusetts protects a surviving spouse from disinheritance through a statutory elective share of the Estate.  But what if a surviving spouse’s statutory elective share is very small due to the family composition?  There are a few …

Continuing to focus on one broad topic each month, our posts in April will examine the topic of spousal disinheritance.  We will discuss this topic from several different angles, including circumstances in which it could be an agreed-upon disinheritance through …

The Impact of Coronavirus on Probate Litigation

CaptureThis is a special post to address the impact of COVID-19 on our Courts, with a specific eye on probate litigation cases.  The Supreme Judicial Court, the Probate and Family Courts, and the Superior Courts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts …

Where Do I File My Probate or Trust Litigation Case?

There are three trial courts in Massachusetts that have jurisdiction to hear probate or trust litigation cases:  the Probate and Family Court, the Fiduciary Litigation Session of the Probate and Family Court, and the Superior Court.

Probate and Family Court