Normally, when a person dies the disposition of his assets is controlled by a complex set of laws and overseen by the Probate and Family Court in a process known as administration. If he dies without a will (intestate), the court will appoint a Personal Representative to gather and distribute them in accordance with a law known as the intestacy statute.
If the decedent has a will, the process is similar. The big difference is that an individual that has a will picks the person he trusts to manage his estate (Personal Representative) and determines how his money will be distributed when he dies.
Regardless of which process is required, AndoverLaw, P. C.’s experienced attorneys will work with you to navigate the legal process and to prepare necessary accounts as efficiently and painlessly as possible.