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O'Connell & O'Connell
133 Clarendon Street
Suite 171674
Boston, MA 02117

Phone: 617-982-0442
Fax: 617-426-1511

Probate Administration | Boston Attorney

Probate administration is the court-managed process of distributing a deceased individual's personal and real property. At O'Connell & O'Connell, we help personal representatives in Boston and solicitors around the world complete the U.S. probate administration process in the most efficient manner possible.

Probate Administration

Being named an executor, or personal representative, of a decedent's estate while an honor, can often feel overwhelming.

As an executor, you are responsible for many legal duties. This process can be very extensive and time-consuming, or relatively simple, depending on the assets involved and whether the decedent had an estate plan. Consulting with an experienced probate administration lawyer can help streamline the process.

At O'Connell & O'Connell, we will sit down with you to review the estate and answer any questions you may have. Attorney Joseph O'Connell is available to provide as much or as little support as needed to effectively administer the estate. Our services include:

  • The inventory, documentation and valuation of the estate's property
  • The identification and notification of heirs
  • The payment of creditors
  • Submission of the estate to probate, including filing the fiduciary bond, petition for probate and all other necessary legal documents
  • The distribution of assets

Ancillary Administration

When foreign individuals with U.S.-based assets, or U.S. citizens pass away overseas, the probate administration process often becomes more complex. Foreign solicitors often require the assistance of a U.S. attorney to liquidate U.S.-based assets and perform the necessary U.S. probate administration processes.

A family-owned and -operated firm, O'Connell & O'Connell has been serving the legal needs of individuals in Boston, throughout Massachusetts and around the world for almost 120 years. We routinely work with solicitors in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and throughout the European Union whose clients require probate assistance in the U.S.

Contact Us For Your Probate Administration Needs

To discuss your probate needs, please contact our firm at 617-982-0442 or +44-(0)-207-193-6381. Initial consultations are free.


O'Connell & O'Connell serves individuals and businesses in Boston, Suffolk County and throughout Massachusetts. We also act as U.S.-based co-counsel to barristers and solicitors worldwide.