boardwalk trail through a marsh at plum island

If you are a resident of West Newbury, you need to find a West Newbury Estate Attorney who is knowledgeable, experienced and has roots within the community. Whether your existing estate plan needs an update or this is the first time you are drafting a will, West Newbury Estate Attorney Kristen Bonavita can work with you to address your individual needs. With an understanding of the interrelationship between the law and taxes, Attorney Bonavita can draft these important documents with your individual goals in mind. As a local attorney, she is easily accessible if there ever becomes a need to modify or supplement your estate plan as your situation or intentions may change. If you are looking to probate a will, Essex Court has two probate court locations in Salem and Lawrence.

West Newbury is located in Essex County, Massachusetts. The city is in northern Massachusetts and is bordered by Amesbury, Newburyort, Groveland, Haverhill and Newbury. West Newbury. West Newbury is separated from Newburyport by the Artichoke River and its upper and lower reservoirs. Several other rivers and brooks, including the Indian River, flow through the town. The southern corner of town is part of the Crane Pond Wildlife Management Area, and two other protected areas, the Riverbend Recreation Area and Mill Pond Recreation Area, are located in the northern part of town. The town’s highest point is on Crane Neck Hill in the south of town. Significant efforts have been made by residents to maintain the rural character of the town through advocacy for the preservation of open spaces. West Newbury is well known for its many hills: Pipestave Hill, Archelaus Hill, Brake Hill, Ilsey Hill, Indian Hill, Long Hill and Meetinghouse Hill.

West Newbury and its residents were the models for Popperville, the setting of Virginia Lee Burton’s children’s story Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. The town hall where the story ends is patterned after West Newbury’s Old Town Hall. West Newbury also provided the geographical inspiration for the Mad Scientists’ Club series of stories by Bertrand R. Brinley. Portions of John Cena’s music video, “Right Now”, were shot in West Newbury, with the remainder filmed at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. In the late summer and fall of 2008, various scenes from Mel Gibson’s film Edge of Darkness were shot on Church Street.

West Newbury is home to Emery House, monastery guesthouse and sanctuary of the Society of St. John the Evangelist.

There are many farms in West Newbury, including Brown Spring Farm (which was recently placed for sale) and Long Hill Orchard, both located on Main Street. A number of other farms exist in West Newbury, including Maple Crest Farm, several Christmas tree farms, and numerous horse stables and equestrian facilities.

If you are seeking an estate planning consultation for purposes of drafting a will, revocable trust, power of attorney, health care proxy, etc. or need assistance in probating a will, please contact West Newbury Estate Attorney Kristen Bonavita at 978-376-6747.

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