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December 2018 Archives

Asset protection is a common and viable estate planning goal

It is common for Massachusetts residents and those elsewhere to form attachments to their property. They may want to keep certain assets for sentimental reasons or because they are valuable. In some cases, individuals want to protect their assets for future generations. When it comes to asset protection, having an estate plan is vital.

Early distribution a mistake during estate administration

Being the executor of a Massachusetts estate is a major responsibility. This person will need to proficiently settle the estate's final affairs while also trying to mitigate the potential conflicts that could arise with surviving family members. Often, it is the assets that cause the most contention during estate administration.

Massachusetts estate taxes: Frequently asked questions

One of your main goals when planning out your estate is to ensure that as much of the estate goes to your heirs as possible. You saved that money for them. You accumulated those assets to make their lives better. You do not want to make a critical mistake near the end of your life that means they don't get it or that they don't see the full value of all of the work you put in over the years.

Wills, trusts and other documents important for estate plans

Planning for the settling of one's final affairs takes a considerable amount of effort. Massachusetts residents will need to go over several documents, such as wills and trusts, that they may want to use in their estate plans. They will also need to consider including other information in their plans that could make their wishes for various aspects known.

Loved ones may play a role in health care planning

When asked to take on an important role, many Massachusetts residents feel honored. This feeling of honor may especially be present if a loved one asks an individual to play a vital part in making important decisions on his or her behalf. Often, people will appoint family members to make such choices as part of their health care planning.

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