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What is Your “Plan C?” Reflecting on Schoharie

It’s not an easy discussion. But, we have a responsibility to have it. In fact, I believe that one of my most solemn duties as a parent is to make sure that my children are protected, always. Even in the event of my death. As an the Client Services Director of an estate planning law firm, it is also my responsibility to educate parents about planning for the worst, while they are young and healthy. Even if the Read More

Looking back on 20 years.

20 years. Apparently, that’s how long I’ve been running my own law firm. I honestly lost track, but my wife, Paula, didn’t. She’s been thinking about it for a while, coming up with different ways to celebrate our 20th anniversary (china, by the way). I tend to think about the firm’s anniversaries more in terms of 2008, when we shifted our focus completely to estate planning for families (10th is tin!). But still, Read More

Why I Do What I Do

When I first opened my own law firm, I was often asked why I left the security of working for an established law firm in Boston to open my own practice deep in the suburbs.  In other words, why do I do what I do?  My answer to them was always the same, simple response - I do what I do because of a sleeping baby. During the late winter of 1998, I was working at a law firm in Boston on medical malpractice, product Read More

Celebrating Our 20th Anniversary Helping Parents Protect The People They Love The Most

Acton, MA - September 18, 2018 - The Parents Estate Planning Law Firm, a boutique estate planning law firm based in Acton, announced its 20th anniversary this week. Originally founded in 1998 by Attorney David Feakes as Feakes Associates, The Parents Estate Planning Law Firm offers estate planning services exclusively, with a special focus on working with families with young children. “As a Dad myself, I believe Read More

What You Should Know About Guardianship—In Case A Parent or Loved One Becomes Incapacitated

Whether through illness, injury, or other means, anyone can require a guardian to become appointed if they become mentally incapacitated. In such cases, if there is no estate planning in place (or insufficient planning) to keep family or other loved one’s out of court, a guardianship, or conservatorship as it is sometimes called, must be established via a court process in the county probate court. Obtaining Read More

Advice for the “Sandwich Generation”

July is Sandwich Generation month. Now that I've got you thinking about turkey BLTs or meatball subs, I have to break it to you (though I bet you can already guess,) this article isn't about food.  So what is the Sandwich Generation? The average age of parents raising children in the US continues to rise, leaving many middle-aged Americans in a category commonly referred to as the the “sandwich” generation:  often Read More

Celebrating Self-Sufficiency on Father’s Day

Father’s Day is this Sunday. For the first time in 21 years, I will not have both of my daughters with me. Although I get to spend Sunday morning with Sadie, by early afternoon, Paula and I will be on the road to New Jersey for a 2-day meeting. I won’t see Hannah at all (except maybe a FaceTime) - she is spending the month of June in Florence, Italy. Allegedly, she is there to study abroad, but since the classes Read More

Win a day of family fun at Kimball Farm!

GREAT NEWS!! DUE TO POPULARITY WE HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE FOR THIS CONTEST UNTIL AUGUST 24th!! Win a day of family fun at Kimball Farm! Have you heard about our referral program?  It's as easy as 1-2-3! Between now and August 17th refer your friends to our firm - Celebrate, knowing you are helping others have peace of mind. For each of those families that meet with us before Sept. 3rd, 2018, you'll be Read More

Happy Memorial Day

Our office will be closed from Friday, May 25th at 1:00PM, through Tuesday, May 29th at 9:00 AM, in observance of the holiday. We'll be making cherished memories with our families, and wish the same for all of you! Email us at Paula@parentsestateplanning.com if your matter is urgent. Read More

Naming Guardians for your Children: The Six Steps to Do it Right – Part 2

One of your most important responsibilities you have as a parent is to select and legally document guardians for your children. This doesn’t mean naming godparents, or just trusting the grandparents will step in if necessary. It means consciously deciding who would raise your children if you cannot, and then legally documenting your choices. (Making sure the people you’ve chosen know what to do if they’re ever called Read More

The Parents Estate Planning Law Firm, PC is a unique estate planning law firm serving families in Massachusetts. Our team is committed to helping parents at all stages make sure their loved ones are completely protected if the unexpected happens, while making things as easy as possible for their families.

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