Estate Planning Documents You Need to Get Familiar With

Estate planning can be as complex or as simple as you need it to be. The best way to protect yourself and to ensure that all your bases are covered is to set up a consultation with an estate planning attorney and to meet with him or her regularly. As your life changes, you may… Read More »

Why Communication Matters with the Right Estate Planning Attorney

Setting up an initial meeting with an estate planning attorney is a valuable exercise that can help you uncover where there are gaps in your current estate plan. There are many different considerations when it comes to thinking about how property will be passed on after you pass away, but there are also issues to… Read More »

What to Expect in Your First Meeting with an Estate Planning Attorney

If you’re new to the concept of estate planning, you are not alone. In fact, far too many people have gone without even the most basic of estate planning documents. However, being unprepared for your first meeting with an estate planning attorney can generate nerves and anxiety if you’re not sure what to expect. During… Read More »

Critical Questions You Should Ask Your Estate Planning Attorney

When you’re hiring a Massachusetts estate planning attorney, you might be under the impression that the process is relatively simple. You might, for example, believe that what you need is a simple will. While it is certainly possible that you may only need a will, it is still an incredibly important process to select the… Read More »

Key Estate Planning Concerns for the Sandwich Generation

Individuals in the sandwich generation, or adult children who are caring for their own minor children while also helping their aging parents have a unique set of estate planning concerns. For example, you might have just come to the realization that your adult parents have never gone through the estate planning process. Faced with numerous… Read More »

Key Concerns of Estate Planning for the Aging Population

Baby boomers represent a significant portion of the American population today. One of the biggest concerns impacting these baby boomers is that people are living longer than ever. Life expectancy in 1950 for comparison purpose, was just 65 years. Embed from Getty Images However, today, men live an average of 76 years and women live… Read More »

The Biggest Benefits of Establishing a Trust

You might be under the impression that if you do not have many assets then you don’t have to set up a meeting with an estate planning attorney. Trusts actually have numerous benefits that can help you and your beneficiaries now and down the line. Embed from Getty Images Understanding the benefits of a trust… Read More »

Key Steps for Preventing Elder Abuse

Unfortunately, elder abuse is a pervasive problem not just in Massachusetts but all over the country. Often the elderly, and especially those who are afflicted with severe conditions are unable to protect themselves or even speak up for themselves. This is why it is imperative for friends and family members to understand the signs of… Read More »

Reasons to Revoke a Will

As you likely know, it’s important to have a valid will in the event that something happens to you. This allows your loved ones to receive assets that you choose when you pass away, and in conjunction with other estate planning strategies, may be important for helping make the process as easy as possible for… Read More »