45 Lyman Street
Suite 28
Westborough, MA 01581

Areas of Practice:


Real Estate Transactions

Our firm represents prospective Buyers or Sellers in the purchase or sale of their home. We guide our clients through the process from advising on the initial offer to purchase, through negotiating the Purchase and Sale Agreement to attending and representing our clients at closing.

We represent Banks and Mortgage Lenders in both residential and commercial closings. From drafting and preparing the required closing documents to running and preparing Title reports to presenting a final closing package, our firm expertly performs each and every step of the closing process.

Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts

Estate planning is about arranging for the future distribution of one's wealth. A critical part of estate planning is creating documents that outline your wishes for distributing your assets after you die. Every individual has an estate plan. If you have not made any provisions for the distribution of your estate before you die, your estate would be distributed according to your state's "intestate succession" statutes which provide for the distribution of your estate to your spouse and relatives in an order established by your state's law. In Massachusetts, the statute governing intestate succession is M.G.L. c.190 §1 can be found here http://www.state.ma.us/legis/laws/mgl/190%2D1.htm. So the question is not whether you will have an estate plan, but whether you will have an estate plan of your own selection or one imposed upon you by law.

During your initial free consultation, our office will evaluate your needs, and gather the information needed to calculate your assets and suggest an estate planning package that is appropriate for your family's needs.

Basic Package ($500 per couple; $300 for an individual)
The basic package includes a Will, Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy and is meant to meet the needs of younger couples or those with limited assets.

Advanced Planning ($1,000-$2,000)
Advanced Estate Planning is appropriate for families with larger estates or those with unique interfamily situations. During this process, our firm will provide an extensive estate tax evaluation illustrating the estate tax savings and benefits of using various planning techniques and the drafting and execution of documents such as: a Pourover Will, Revocable Living Trust, Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy and Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust.

For more information about these or other estate planning needs contact our office at info@chyten-law.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The fee estimates listed above assume that your family circumstances and wishes are very typical and straightforward. Unusual, detailed, or complex requests may increase the cost of your plan.

Administration and Probate

Probate is the legal process for determining the proper distribution of assets at death and the formal closing of one's estate. In most cases, the probate process is initiated by filing a petition with the probate court in the district in which the deceased last lived requesting that an estate executive be appointed. When the appointment is made by the Court, an inventory is prepared and filed. Thereafter, a yearly accounting of the estate is rendered to the Court until full and final distribution.

Our firm helps navigate our clients through the complicated process of probating and settling an estate. From the initial client contact through the final settlement of the estate, the family's goals and objectives are adhered to throughout the administration process.

Elder Law

Elder law encompasses a myriad of legal issues the elderly face including: Medicaid/MassHealth planning, Social Security, transfer/presentation of assets, conservatorships and guardianships, administration and management of trusts and estates, nursing home issues including long-term care placements in nursing home and life care communities, retirement, including public and private retirement benefits, survivor benefits and pension benefits as well as many other similar issues.




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