Probate

Probate is the legal process through which an estate's assets are identified, marshaled and distributed after the death of the decedent.

I am Susan Rossi Cook, a probate attorney serving Franklin, Massachusetts, and the surrounding area. I understand that losing a loved one is often extremely difficult, and I strive to help you wrap up any remaining legal issues as quickly, painlessly and efficiently as possible.

Comprehensive Probate And Family Law Representation

Probate law deals with many issues, including:

  • Guardianship of minor children
  • Guardianship of incapacitated adults, including Roger's cases involving antipsychotic medication
  • Conservatorship
  • Estate administration
  • Estate disputes, including will contests and trust disputes
  • Health care proxies

Many of these issues intersect with family law issues concerning minor children and marital property. Given my extensive experience as a family lawyer, I am equipped to help clients resolve these issues while keeping in mind the best interests of their loved ones.

Avoiding Probate

Many people wish to avoid the probate process as it can be expensive and time-consuming. Fortunately, it is possible to avoid or minimize probate with a bit of foresight and some basic estate planning documents. If you would like to make important decisions about your estate and avoid probate, contact me for a consultation.

Contact Susan Rossi Cook, Attorney And Mediator

During your initial consultation, I will listen to your questions and explain each step of the probate process to ensure that you are comfortable with the proceedings. To arrange an appointment and learn more about the complex probate process in Massachusetts, please contact my offices in Franklin or Centerville at 508-507-8742.