The death of a loved one is usually a time of great stress and can feel overwhelming to the surviving family members. Hilton & Bishop attorneys are here to help with the legal aspects. Hilton & Bishop attorneys and staff help families of deceased Falmouth, Cape Cod, and greater Massachusetts residents navigate the probate courts and assists personal representatives (executors) with carrying on and completing the estate administration process efficiently — and with compassion.
The preparation and filing of Massachusetts and federal estate tax returns are important aspects of the estate settlement service provided by the firm to its clients. Estate tax returns are required for the estates of Massachusetts residents whose assets are valued at more than $1,000,000. In fact, even the estate of a person who resides in a state other than Massachusetts can be subject to Massachusetts estate tax under certain circumstances. Hilton & Bishop attorneys are licensed to practice before the Internal Revenue Service and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.
Hilton & Bishop helps clients understand the tax laws that apply to their situations. This can include post mortem solutions to resolve vexing transfer tax problems.