When the primary breadwinner dies, his or her surviving spouse, domestic partner and minor children can find themselves without the necessary resources to maintain their current lifestyle. If you find yourself in this position, as a Massachusetts probate lawyer, I can tell you that you do have options.
Under Massachusetts laws, you have entitlements in regard to a place to live, use of personal property, and a family allowance. A family allowance is a court-authorized payment to dependent loved ones of the person who has passed. To receive the allowance, the person must have been dependent on the resources of the deceased prior to his or her death. This can include parents and adult children of the deceased. The allowance can be paid during the Middlesex County probate process, and it can be paid from any asset within the estate. If you are in need of a family allowance, contact a qualified Massachusetts probate lawyer today for help.
Here are a few things you should know about the Family Allowance Benefit:
If you intend to petition the court for a Family Allowance Benefit, it is prudent to find a Massachusets probate and trust administration attorney who is experienced in assisting families in this way. If you live in Massachusetts, contact our office today at 508-532-8689 and schedule a consultation.
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