Office Closed Jan. 21st

Our office will be closed on Monday, January 21st, reopening on Tuesday, January 22nd. We'll be shoveling and making snow-people! Stay warm! Read More

Welcome to Our New Site!

WELCOME TO OUR NEW SITE! We are so happy you are here. At Parents Estate Planning Law Firm, our name says it all: we are experts at planning for the future of families with children. David and Paula Feakes started the firm when they were going through exactly what you are going through: facing the fear of the unknown when it came to their kids and how they would be protected if anything were to happen to Read More

A Brief Overview of Powers of Attorney

None of us like to think about the possibility that one day we may be incapacitated or no longer able to care for ourselves. In Massachusetts, there is something called a Durable Power of Attorney (POA) which allows you to designate another person to act on your behalf. This individual is known as your “Attorney-in-fact” or “Agent.” You are entrusting them with the power to make crucial life decisions if you are no Read More

Naming a Guardian? Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes

Who you name as a guardian for your minor child or other loved one is one of the most crucial decisions you will have to make when you are putting your estate plans together. After all, you don’t want just anyone taking care of your child should you pass away or become incapacitated. No, you want the absolute best person that can possibly be there for them should the unthinkable happen. While it is easier to fall Read More

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Our office will be closed December 31st and January 1st, reopening Wed. January 2nd. We'll be ringing in the New Year with our family, friends, (and pets!), and wish the same for all of you! Read More

A Little Tough Love: You Need to Select Guardians for your Kids, or Someone Else WILL.

Ok, let’s get right down to it, and talk about the reason you’re reading this article: your children. What would happen to your children if something happened to you? Do you know? Do you really know? It’s been my personal mission- and our firm’s driving force- to make sure that every child in the Commonwealth is protected, should the unexpected occur, and that parents have all the knowledge and tools needed to make Read More

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thankful for YOU! Happy Thanksgiving from The Parents Estate Planning Law Firm, PC team. Our office will be closed at 3PM on Wednesday Nov. 21st, reopening on Monday Nov. 26th. We'll be making cherished memories around the table with our families and friends, and wish the same for all of you!   Read More

A ‘Friends’ Thanksgiving: Talking About Guardians

It has been a long time since David and I tuned in to ‘Friends’ to watch the antics of Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe.  But our oldest daughter, Hannah, recently came home from college with Mono. After the initial concerns, questions, blood tests and actual diagnosis, we settled in to a new routine which quickly let to binge-watching ‘Friends.' To our surprise, Season 8, Episode 9 was about estate Read More

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