Estate Planning

Dangers of DIY Estate Plans

The Internet and the availability of standard online forms has led to a do-it-yourself approach to estate plans. Just as you shouldn’t self diagnose health issues online, you shouldn’t address... Read More

4 Reasons to Hire an Estate Planning Attorney in Massachusetts

Estate planning is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself and your family. Massachusetts laws are complex. Unless you’re an attorney, preparing an estate plan... Read More

3 Ways to Transfer a Home to Children

If you intend to transfer ownership of a family home to your children, there are several ways to do so as part of estate planning. Each option has pros and... Read More

5 Qualities of a Good Guardian

When you think of guardians for your children, you probably think about specific people in your life. Sometimes it’s helpful to start with a different approach. Consider the qualities of... Read More

4 Considerations When Selecting Guardians for Children

Guardianship is one of the most difficult estate planning decisions. It’s one that many parents procrastinate making, often because there’s no clear choice. However, failing to designate a guardian can... Read More

Types of Trusts for Estate Planning

A trust is an estate planning instrument that takes effect while you are living and survives your death. It can provide valuable protections to both you and your beneficiaries. There... Read More

4 Benefits of Revocable Trusts in Estate Planning

There are many benefits to revocable trusts in estate planning, making it one of the most popular options. If you’re looking to create a new estate plan and aren’t sure... Read More

4 Reasons to Avoid Probate in Massachusetts

Probate is the court process to settle estates upon someone’s death. In the estate planning world, there’s a lot of focus on it (or rather, on avoiding it). There are... Read More

Massachusetts Intestate Succession Laws In Lieu of a Valid Will

When you die without a valid will, Massachusetts Intestate Succession Laws determine your heirs. Marital status, children, and living relatives are all important factors. Understanding what the law dictates is... Read More

4 Reasons Why Estate Planning Is Important For Everyone, Not Just the Wealthy

A common misconception is that only the wealthy need an estate plan. Although minimizing taxes for high value estates is one aspect of estate planning, there are many more benefits.... Read More