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Peter C Herbst Jr

Peter C Herbst Jr

  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate
  • Connecticut, Massachusetts
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Peter Herbst advises clients in the areas of estate planning, administration and elder law. Call today for a complimentary initial consultation. He earned his Master of Laws in Taxation from Boston University School of Law, his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Vermont Law School, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan. While in law school, he served as Managing Editor of the Vermont Law Review and taught Legal Writing and Reasoning. He is a graduate of Phillips Academy Andover and continues to volunteer for the school. He is an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. He has been featured as a New England Rising Star for 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 in the areas of Estate Planning and Estate Administration by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
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Massachusetts
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Herbst Law Group, LLC
- Current
Attorney
Gorfinkle & Herbst, LLC
- Current
Associate
Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro P.C.
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Partner
Herbst & Herbst, LLC
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Education
Boston University School of Law
LL.M. | Tax
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Vermont Law School
J.D
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.S | Environmental Science
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Awards
40 Under 40 Award Recipient
Stars South Shore
Professional Associations
Provisors
Executive Board Member
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National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
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Boston Estate Planning Council
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Informal versus Formal Probate Administration and Real Estate
Peter C. Herbst
Speaking Engagements
Probate Process for Paralegals , NBI , Somerville, MA
National Business Institute
Succession Planning , Boston
MCLE
Life Transition Planning for Lawyers: The Next Step
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Blog
Legal Answers
9 Questions Answered

Q. Can you set up a trust for a pet? A friend is trying to make sure his pets are taken care of.
A: Since 2011, Massachusetts has allowed for the recognition of pet trusts. Your friend will need to think of the appropriate caretaker for the pets but the pet trust can allow for financial funding of the pet's needs. As with any trust, your friend want to make sure it is integrated with his estate planning to make sure the trust is funded the way he intends it after he passes away.
Q. masscourts.org Case now "closed" but "Decree & Order of Formal Probate 4/8/18 Magistrate [Name]. Where is this process?
A: Without seeing the actual docket of the case I can only speculate, but the terminology "closed" can be confusing since the probate estate could certainly still be active, it just means generally that no petition is pending before the court since that Decree was entered on April 8. If you have questions you can call the court staff or meet with an attorney to review your next steps.
Q. Probate closed on moms estate over 3 years ago. We pay mortgage under her name. We close on a sale of home this month.
A: Title to real property descends to heirs or devisees upon death. Its very important to hire an attorney now to make sure the probate process was completed three years ago to show that either the heirs or the devisees have good title to convey at closing. If the probate estate is still open, the Personal Representative might have the power to sell contained in a Will, but if the estate is closed the power to sell is in the heirs or devisees. Don't forget to start asking now about the income tax consequences of a sale so there are no tax surprises.
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Herbst Law Group, LLC
1000 Washington Street
Braintree, MA 02184
Telephone: (781) 843-5034
Fax: (781) 848-3051
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