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COVID-19 Reopening Plan, Expected to Begin September 8, 2020:

We are looking forward to meeting you in person! To keep you, and our team safe, we are following all guidelines recommended by Governor Baker and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC.) PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT: 1-2 days prior to your appointment, we will be calling and emailing to ask you specific questions related to COVID: Do you have a fever? Are you experiencing shortness of breath, Read More

Leaving a Legacy: A Map to Doing the Right Thing for the People You Love During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Right now, huge numbers of people are coming face-to-face with their own mortality, and realizing they need to plan for the worst, even as they hope for the best. This goes not just for those in the “senior” category, but for all of us, no matter our age. We are facing the reality of our mortality, and many of us are doing it courageously by learning and taking action on what we need to do for the people we 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

Data Breach: Protecting Your Digital Assets

  Last week, Facebook experienced the largest data breach in its history, exposing the data of it's 50 million users. While tech experts and pundits debate legal action and regulatory policy, those of us who use the platform daily to connect us to our friends and family (and increasingly, other third-party apps and websites via the platform's Single Sign On feature,) are left wondering what we can do to Read More

As Your Kids Become “Adults,” Make Sure They Sign These Documents

With high school graduation coming up, many parents have and will soon watch their children become adults (at least in the eyes of the law) and leave home to pursue their education and career goals. Turning 18, graduating high school, and moving out is a huge accomplishment. And  it also comes with some serious responsibilities that probably aren’t at the forefront of their (or your) mind right now. Once your Read More

Good Estate Planning Helped Create the Ten Richest Families in America

Self-made millionaires are not uncommon in the dotcom era, but their fortunes pale in comparison to those of the ten richest families in America. These families weren’t overnight successes, but their fortunes have stood the test of time and are the result of strong family ties and very smart estate planning. 1.Walton ($130 billion) One of the richest families in the U.S. and the world, the Walton family enterprise Read More

3 Legal Tools to Help You Protect Your Business Idea

Your ideas aren't worth anything if you don't get them out there into the world. I come across a lot of entrepreneurs who are afraid that if they talk about their idea, it'll get stolen and so they keep it under wraps and don't capitalize on it. Here are three legal tools you can use to protect your ideas - with the oversight of a Creative Business Lawyer™: Non-disclosure agreement. If you need to share your vision Read More

Immigration Bill May Have Big Impact on Small Business

The immigration bill introduced by the "Gang of Eight" - a bipartisan collective of U.S. senators - contains recommendations on a number of measures, including the beefing up of border security and visa reform. The proposed legislation also contains some new policies that could have a big impact on small businesses, especially start-ups. Here's why: Increases the number of H1-B visas for highly skilled workers - Read More

Online Sales Tax May Soon Be Reality

A new piece of federal legislation known as the Marketplace Fairness Act has passed the Senate and is now awaiting a House vote that most politicos expect to pass as well. If the bill becomes law, and your business conducts business over the Internet, you will be expected to collect taxes on all purchases and pay the state accordingly. Currently, businesses that sell online, by phone or by mail already collect state Read More

A Guide to the Disposition of Your Digital Assets

On April 11, Google introduced its Inactive Account Manager, which allows users to make a choice to either delete their data after a pre-determined length of account inactivity or to name heirs for the data from some of its most popular services, including +1s; Blogger; Contacts and Circles; Drive; Gmail; Google+ Profiles, Pages and Streams; Picasa Web Albums; Google Voice and YouTube. Many small business owners Read More