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Probate Law
Last Updated: Wednesday, May 8, 2013


The Law Office of Stephen M. Dodd provides caring and compassionate counsel when it comes to sensitive matters such as wills and probate in Norwell, Massachusetts and all surrounding parts of the Commonwealth.

Mr. Dodd's objective when dealing with matters related to an estate is always to reach a resolution quickly and in the most cost-efficient manner possible.

When it comes to wills and probate, emotions can run high. Mr. Dodd therefore seeks first to come to an amicable agreement without the use of judges or juries.

If that is not possible, he is fully capable and prepared to wage a thorough and effective campaign inside a court of law to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients.

Simply put, probate is the process by which a descedant's assets are distributed. Probate typically begins with the named executor of the descedant's will presenting that document to a judge for a formal appointment to preside over the estate.

Whether you have been named the executor of a will or if you are seeking to secure what rightfully is yours (money, property, other assets) from the estate of a descedant, The Law Office of Stephen M. Dodd can help.

Dealing with the loss of a loved one, be it a parent, grandparent, or sibling, is heart-wrenching. We can remove much of the stress by providing sound counsel based on years of experience in the arena of wills and estates.

For more than two decades, our office has been assisting clients with matters relating to wills and estates from Norwell and all surrounding part of Plymouth County and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

An initial consultation should allay any fears or concerns you may have about what is likely a daunting process. We cannot answer every question in this space; however, a brief overview of some of the areas of probate, wills, and estates that Mr. Dodd is prepared to help with includes:
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty;
  • Intestacy and Community Property;
  • Estate Administration;
  • Estate & Probate Litigation;
  • Guardianship;
  • Trust Litigation;
  • Trust Administration;
  • Will Contests.

Mr. Dodd possesses a keen understanding of the various issues involved in probate and he would be more than happy to assist you during your difficult time. To schedule a meeting, please call our office today.