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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

Naming Guardians- National Estate Planning Awareness Week

Maybe you've heard that there are certain documents you need to have in place to make sure that your kids are protected no matter what, but you don't know what those documents are, or how to get started. If You Are The Parent Of A Young Child, We Recommend: If you have young children, you definitely want to have a Kids Protection Plan in place. With a Kids Protection Plan, you will name long-term guardians (the Read More

National Estate Planning Awareness Week 2018

Congress has designated the third week in October "National Estate Planning Awareness Week" (October 14-20, 2018). Estate planning is an often overlooked area of personal financial management.  By some estimates, 70% of American parents do not have an estate plan!  Most mistakenly hear the word "estate" and assume "estate planning" is just for the Bill Gates of the world. Estate planning, however, is for Read More

Columbus/Indigenous Peoples Day

  We believe in making memories, sharing memories, and leaving memories behind. Our office will be closed on Monday, October 8th. Wishing you and yours some quality family time over the long weekend! Read More

20 Years – A wife’s perspective:

20 years ago, when our oldest daughter had just turned one, David decided to leave his secure position with a litigation firm in Boston to open Feakes Associates in Littleton. It was a decision that was not a difficult one to make, but we both knew it would be a difficult adjustment to make. Gone, was the security of David’s paycheck and benefits. Gained, was the time he was able to read bedtime stories to Hannah, 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