The Dangers of Legal DIY: When Something is NOT Better Than Nothing

Go online, and you’ll find tons of websites offering do-it-yourself estate planning documents. Such forms are typically quite inexpensive. Simple wills, for example, are often priced under $50, and you can complete and print them out in a matter of minutes. In our uber-busy lives and DIY culture, it’s no surprise that this kind of thing might seem like a good deal. You know estate planning is important, and even Read More

Giving Thanks by Giving Back 2018

Each November - the traditional month of thanks-  the team at The Parents Estate Planning Law Firm, PC, is filled with gratitude for the successful year we have had together. At our firm, success includes being a good community member. We've aimed this year to connect with those around us every day, whether by educating parent groups, partnering with area businesses, or by guiding individuals families to protect Read More

Firm Celebrates Inclusion on 3rd Annual Law Firm 500 Award List of Fastest Growing Law Firms in US

The Parents Estate Planning Law Firm, PC is ranked 160 on the Law Firm 500 list, is top ranked firm in Massachusetts Acton, MA, October 25, 2018 –  The Parents Estate Planning Law Firm, PC of Acton recently celebrated its selection by the Law Firm 500 Award Committee as one of fastest-growing law firms in the United States. The firm was honored as a 2018 Honoree at the 3rd Annual Law Firm 500 Conference & Awards Read More

The Winners Are…. National Estate Planning Awareness Week

We hope you’ve found our celebration of National Estate Planning Awareness Week (NEPAW) informative and we hope everything you have learned will encourage you to take action to ensure the people you love the most are protected- no matter what! It’s our mission to ensure that every child in the Commonwealth is protected -no matter what- and we appreciate you, area parents, for partnering with us in this mission, as Read More

Frequently Asked Estate Planning Questions- National Estate Planning Awareness Week

I hope you've enjoyed reading and learning about estate planning during National Estate Planning Awareness Week. We believe that knowledge is powerful and being prepared is liberating- and we appreciate you, area parents, for partnering with us in our mission to educate families - especially young families - about the importance of planning. To wrap up the week, I'd like to take a moment to summarize everything Read More

Why Plan – National Estate Planning Awareness Week

A question I often get asked is "Why is estate planning so important for me as a parent of a young child or of young children?" It's simple: when you are the parent of a young child or young children, that is when estate planning is most important. Here's why: You've got young kids. They can't take care of themselves. They can't take care of the assets that you leave to them while they're still young. You need people Read More

Leave A Legacy: National Estate Planning Awareness Week

In addition to drafting legal documents for all of our clients to make sure that their assets are taken care of and their families are fully protected, we also understand  that there are certain aspects that really make you, "you," which are not able to be preserved through traditional estate planning methods. That's why we conduct what we call our Legacy Interview. A Legacy Interview is made available to all of Read More

Adult Child (18+) Planning – National Estate Planning Awareness Week

Did you know that, if you have children, once your child turns 18, you can no longer see your child's medical records, or get information about your kids? In the eyes of the law, once your child turns 18, they are considered adults and on their own. At The Parents Estate Planning Law Firm, PC, we have 3 different legal documents for kids to sign, allowing their parents to access their information the same way that Read More

Funding Your Trust – National Estate Planning Awareness Week

A common estate planning mistake many people make – including celebrities with huge estates, like Michael Jackson or Prince – is not ensuring the trust they have created actually holds all their assets.  Unfortunately, after creating trust paperwork for their clients, most lawyers simply do not follow-up to make sure this critical step is properly handled. If you’ve worked with any law office other than ours, you Read More

Trust vs. Will: What you Need to Know- National Estate Planning Awareness Week

Our second installment for National Estate Planning Awareness Week: trusts, wills, and the difference between the two. When most people hear "estate planning," they immediately think "will," but for parents, a simple will is, simply, not enough. A  very common question we get is "What is the difference between and will and a trust?" In some ways they are very similar, and in some ways they are very different. Both Read More