Every Massachusetts family has different needs and dynamics when it comes to financial, emotional and health issues. No one can accurately predict what will happen in the future, and it is advisable to be prepared for any eventuality. Estate planning options are available that can help in just about every circumstance.
When meeting with a Massachusetts attorney about an estate plan, it will be necessary to provide as much detail as possible about your current financial situation, any health issues and basic information about your family. These details can help in devising a plan that will meet all of your and your family's needs. Without them, your estate plan could be inadequate, which means that your wishes may not be followed.
Depending on your family's unique circumstances, you may need more than just a will and/or a trust. Preparing for incapacity requires durable powers of attorney for health care and for your finances. Choosing the people to perform these and other duties on your behalf are important decisions that your attorney can help you make by explaining the duties that will need to be performed by the individuals designated.
These decisions and others need to be made during the course of estate planning. Fortunately, this is one area of law that provides you with a variety of options designed to meet and even exceed your expectations. Putting together a plan that will meet all of your needs and provide for your family after death is a way to provide everyone with some peace of mind.