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Ensuring probate and other legal processes run efficiently:

Probate follows what is typically a painful and emotional loss.   Probating an estate can be intimidating and can create legal risk for someone not familiar with the process.  The knowledgeable, meticulous probate attorneys at Chernick and Chernick know how to ease the stress of probate by guiding personal representatives (executors) and beneficiaries thought the complex process of settling an estate.

Disputes during the probate process frequently occur and the attorneys at Chernick and Chernick have the expertise to minimize conflict and administer the estate smoothly and efficiently.

Intestate estates:  When a decedent dies without a will there is more need than ever to have legal guidance during the probate process to ensure that heirs are appropriately identified and assets properly distributed.

Public Administration:  A Public Administration is necessary when a decedent who resided in Massachusetts dies intestate with no known heirs.  Attorney Michael Chernick is an appointed Public Administrator in Hampden County who has vast experience in locating assets and identifying heirs.

Estate litigation:   Occasionally someone might feel as though another has taken unfair advantage of a decedent to their detriment or that the decedent either treated them unfairly or otherwise excluded them from taking their fair share upon the decedent’s death.  We have successfully represented people who have felt as though they were unfairly treated by the decedent or the probate process.

Guardianships and Conservatorships:       In the event that an adult no longer has capacity and does not have an executed Durable Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy, a Court appointed Guardian and Conservator are necessary to manage an individual’s personal care and legal and financial matters.

Legal support to help protect family assets and obtain benefits:

Our goal is always to assist you in maximizing the value of your estate.  We help you pinpoint the best ways to take advantage of tax laws.  Our attorneys are also proficient in asset protection, long term care planning and Medicaid (MassHealth) applications.  Our office has represented numerous people just like you.

Contact our thorough estate planning lawyers

We serve clients in Springfield and throughout Massachusetts. Call us at 413-733-1312 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

We proudly serve all of Western Massachusetts including the following towns:

  • Amherst
  • Chicopee
  • East Longmeadow
  • Longmeadow
  • Ludlow
  • Monson
  • Northampton
  • Springfield
  • West Springfield
  • Wilbraham

If you are interested in other legal services, Chernick & Chernick Law specializes in the following practice areas:

For more information on our legal services in the Springfield, Massachusetts area, fill out the form below or give us a call at (413)733-1312.