Anna is an estate planning attorney with over seventeen years of experience. Her... more
Anna is an estate planning attorney with over seventeen years of experience. Her decision to establish her own firm stems from a desire to create estate plans that encompass more than just the transfer of tangible assets. Her life experience as a young widow revealed a need to pass on wisdom and values to help those left behind. Annas goal is to help her clients express their values and pass th... view profile
Ann Hetherwick (“Hether”) Cahill joined Sally & Fitch in 2008 after serving as a law... more
Ann Hetherwick (“Hether”) Cahill joined Sally & Fitch in 2008 after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph A. Trainor of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. She is a graduate of Skidmore College and Suffolk University Law School. While at Suffolk, Attorney Cahill was a member of the Suffolk Transnational Law Review, received the Best Brief Award in her Legal Practice Skills Course, serve... view profile
I concentrate my practice on protecting elder and disabled clients and their assets.... more
I concentrate my practice on protecting elder and disabled clients and their assets. I regularly appear in probate court to obtain guardianship and conservatorship authority for family members whose loved ones are no longer able to make their own decisions, whether it is an elder who has been diagnosed with advanced dementia or Alzheimer's disease, a disabled child who is reaching adulthood, or... view profile
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.