Learning from Famous Mistakes: Part 3 – Oral Promises

Tiffany B. - Part 3 ScreenshotPop culture periodicals have been telling us for years that celebrities are “just like us” – they go grocery shopping, they drive their kids to school, they walk their dogs. This holds just as true in the Probate world as …

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

Is There A Will? There Is A Way

When an individual (a “decedent”) dies, one of the first questions to ask is whether or not he or she left a Will.  The answer to this question will direct the probate process and administration of a decedent’s estate.

Probate …

Welcome to Beyond the Will


Hello, everyone, and welcome to Beyond the Will! We are “beyond” excited to launch this new blog, focused on all things probate-related. With four regular contributors and guest posts as well, we will be offering tips and tidbits as to …