Estate Planning/Probate Practice

Practice Areas:
Business Litigation
Complex Tort Defense/Catastrophic Loss
Corporate/Transactional Law
Criminal Defense
Employment Litigation and Counseling
Estate Planning/Probate
Independent Investigations Practice
Litigation/Trial Practice
Medical and Health Care Practice
Real Estate/Land Use

Protecting your family, your home, and your personal assets are among the most important and personal decisions in your life. DeMoura | Smith recognizes this during each stage of the estate planning process. We take our role seriously in this most important and personal engagement and we work collaboratively with a "heart-centered" approach.

We work closely with our clients and their families to preserve their assets, assessing the tax and other legal implications regarding their estate plans. We prepare wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, durable powers-of-attorney and health care proxies. We are also engaged to advise clients on succession planning, Medicare planning, and asset protection. Our practice includes probate of wills, administration of estates, representation of executors, guardians and conservators.

On behalf of one of his clients, Attorney Kenneth DeMoura obtained the first conservatorship and guardianship appointments issued by the Suffolk County Probate and Family Court in Boston following the extensive overhaul of the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code effective in July 2009.

DeMoura | Smith has a track record of success representing clients in probate litigation cases. DeMoura | Smith attorneys have successfully tried many probate matters in the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court including claims seeking damages for trustees' breach of fiduciary duty, claims for accounting, and claims for removal of guardian. We have represented parties in will contests, litigation involving the administration of trusts, guardianship or conservatorship proceedings and claims by heirs. The Firm's experienced advocates work with their clients to resolve these important matters favorably and as efficiently as possible.

Experienced Advocates | Effective Solutions