Everyone wants to save money where they can. For many people, that means doing things themselves. There are many projects that Massachusetts residents can do with little to no repercussions that will not cost them as much as bringing in a professional. However, that philosophy often does not apply to legal issues such as the probate process. Attempting to go it alone could result in costly mistakes that could be even more expensive to fix.
There are three primary mistakes that people make when they go through the process alone. The first is not providing notice of the probate to every potential heir. Even if someone is specifically excluded from the will, the law still requires they be given notice.