Naming a Guardian? Avoid These 6 Common Mistakes

Who you name as a guardian for your minor child is one of the most important decisions you will make when you are creating your estate plan. After all, you don’t want just anyone taking care of your child if you die or become incapacitated. You want the people whom you know, love and trust to be there to care for your children should the unthinkable happen. While it is easy to fall into “it-won’t-happen-to-me” 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 another person or entity (that you designate) to act on your behalf. This individual/entity is your “Attorney-in-fact” or “Agent.” You are entrusting them with the power to make crucial life decisions if Read More

Welcome to Our New Site!

We are so happy you are here. At The Parents Estate Planning Law Firm,PC, our name says it all: we are experts at planning for the future of families with children. David Feakes started the firm when he and his wife, Paula, were going through exactly what you are going through: facing the fear of the unknown when it came to their kids, and how they could protect them if the unthinkable were to happen. Please take 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 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

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