Areas of Law

Estate Planning and Probate Law


Michael J. Smith & Associate’s Wills, trusts, Estate Planning and Probate Law practice area help clients preserve, administer and transfer wealth. Michael J.’s Attorneys in the practice area offer legal advice to clients striving to eliminate or reduce taxes and avoid court intervention in their affairs. We also work with clients in establishing and administering trusts and represent executors, trustees, guardians, conservators and others before the Probate Court in probate estate, conservatorship and guardianship actions. Our Attorneys interact, consult and litigate to handle disputed probate proceedings, including will and trust contests, trustee accounting, claims and other proceedings. 

Areas of Practice

Trusts, Wills, and Estate Planning

Methods of Providing for a Child’s Education

Charitable Planning

Succession of Family Businesses

Planning for Distribution of IRAs or Pension Benefits

Coordinating Estate Planning among Multiple Generations

Planning for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs