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January 2016 Archives

Estate planning takes care of your family's needs

Most Massachusetts residents are already taking care of their families' day-to-day needs. However, it is equally as important to take care of their needs in the event that you become incapacitated or pass away. Furthermore, if a member of your family is unable to take care of themselves due to an accident or illness, it might fall on you to take care of your loved one. Fortunately, estate planning can help you take care of your family under any of these circumstances.

There is more to estate planning that just wills and trusts

Most Massachusetts residents are not anxious to contemplate their own deaths. It might be just as unnerving to consider the fact that they might not be able to make decisions for themselves at some point due to incapacitation caused by an illness or injury. However, it is just as important to consider what they would like to happen if the eventuality arises. Fortunately, estate planning is more than just wills and trusts, and certain documents can be executed to make one's wishes known and to appoint a trusted individual to take care of financial and health considerations if needed.

Estate planning for transferring real estate and other assets

Massachusetts residents who own real estate often want to transfer it to their loved ones when they die. Fortunately, there are numerous options for transferring real estate assets in estate planning. The challenge is to find the way that works best for a particular individual's family dynamics and circumstances.