Hemenway & Barnes Partner Nancy E. Dempze authored the chapter on “Powers and Duties of the Personal Representative” in the updated Massachusetts Probate Manual published by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) in July 2020.
The Massachusetts Probate Manual offers up-to-date guidance on the evolving issues surrounding probate practice in Massachusetts. The book offers practice tips and tracks the essential steps you must know in order to handle formal and informal probate matters, preprobate considerations, practical steps to take to avoid probate litigation arising from will contests and compromises, developments pertaining to the removal, death and resignation of fiduciaries, matters concerning real property and the disposition of assets, planning for postmortem issues, testate and intestate distributions, accounts, and the roles and responsibilities of trustees, as well as current developments in the area of guardianships and conservatorships. The book is also a trusted source for cresting case decisions, citations to key primary law sources, and trends.
Nancy Dempze serves as a professional trustee, executor and estate planner for individuals and families. Her counsel includes the administration of estates of varying sizes, including large, complex estates and advising clients on charitable giving strategies. Nancy helps clients develop and implement tax-efficient, wealth-transfer strategies for a variety of complex assets. She serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees for Manomet and on the Investment Committee, Development Committee, and Executive Committee.
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