Since 1996, the law office of Brian E. Barreira has provided legal services to... more
Since 1996, the law office of Brian E. Barreira has provided legal services to individuals, married couples, senior citizens, business owners, disabled persons and their families in the areas of estate planning, long-term care planning (including Medicare, Medicaid and MassHealth), governmental benefits planning (including SSI), estate and gift tax matters and Probate Court issues (including es... view profile
Estate planning for individuals and small business owners; probate and estate... more
Estate planning for individuals and small business owners; probate and estate administration; premarital agreements; small business services and representing buyers and sellers of real estate. Serving Plymouth, Barnstable and Norfolk Counties.
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.