Attorney Catherine M. Geary develops close relationships with her clients, striving... more
Attorney Catherine M. Geary develops close relationships with her clients, striving to understand their goals and issues and, where appropriate, the goals and issues of affected family members and caregivers. Building long term relationships with her clients means being accessible, responsive, and pro-active in her representation. Attorney Catherine M. Geary practice areas include Person... view profile
Anya L. Kennedy joined Shea, Dangora, & Nelson, Of Counsel, in December, 2013. Prior... more
Anya L. Kennedy joined Shea, Dangora, & Nelson, Of Counsel, in December, 2013. Prior to joining Shea, Dangora, & Nelson, she worked as an associate for Heritage Design Law Group, a boutique estate planning firm in Newton, Massachusetts and, thereafter, she worked as a solo practitioner until joining Shea, Dangora, & Nelson. Prior to her law career, Attorney Kennedy worked as a middle school Eng... view profile
I have been practicing law in Billerica for over 31 years. I am an honorsgraduate of... more
I have been practicing law in Billerica for over 31 years. I am an honorsgraduate of Dartmouth College and Suffolk University Law School. I was a six year member of the Billerica Board of Selectmen and have served on numerous civic and charitable boards, most notably as President of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Billerica. My practice focuses on most of the... 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.