When a Massachusetts resident is a young adult, their retirement years may seem like a faraway dream. They may not be able to comprehend how much money they will have to save so that they may one day leave their job and live off of their investments, nor may they be able to fathom the expenses that they will have to pay for out of pocket once they are no longer employed. For some, planning for retirement and advanced age do not happen until it is almost too late.
As with all legal matters, readers should be aware that their individual probate timelines may be very different from those of others who also must go through the process. As every Massachusetts resident will pass on with a unique estate, the individual characteristics of their property, assets, and wealth will influence if their probate process is lengthy or brief. Therefore, this post is offered as information only and not legal guidance on any individual probate situation.