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Essential Legal Planning for your ‘Young Adult’

Parents: Is your “baby” an adult now?  As high school graduation approaches, you and your child may be planning for college, meeting next year’s roommate, selecting the fall semester’s classes, and our daughter Sadie’s favorite: shopping! Graduation is a moment to celebrate your child’s achievement (and your own)! It can be a fun and exciting time. It is also the time for you to face the cold, hard fact: Your “baby” Read More

5 Things a Will Can’t Do

When people think about how to prepare for their death, their first thought is often to create a Will. While having a Will is enough for some people, having just a Will is often not sufficient enough to accomplish the goals that you may have for the future of your family. Understanding the things that a Will cannot do for you and your family will help you understand your options and what kind of estate plan is right Read More

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

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

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