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Frequently Asked Estate Planning Questions- National Estate Planning Awareness Week 2017

I hope you’ve enjoyed National Estate Planning Awareness Week as much as we have! 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 you make educated, loving choices regarding estate planning for your family.

To wrap up the week, I’d like to take a moment to summarize everything we’ve covered this week, (and a bit more, for good measure,) by directing you to the most frequently asked questions we receive here at the firm from parents, just like you.

We’ll be announcing the winner of our National Estate Planning Awareness Week giveaway later today. That family will win an estate planning package for their family, valued at $1,250! Visit our Facebook page, or join us back here on the blog later this afternoon, to see if you’ve won!

Though that’s an incredible gift for one lucky family, if you ask me who the big winners are this week I’ll tell you, “our kids.” Because their parents took some time out of their incredibly busy days to learn how to protect them through comprehensive, thoughtful, individualized estate planning, they’re the ones that really win.

If you have further questions, or would like to learn more about your how to protect your children please call or email me to schedule your Family Wealth Planning Session. We’re happy to answer all of your questions and come up with a plan that works for your family.

Thank you again for celebrating National Estate Planning Awareness Week with us!

Paula Feakes

Paula Feakes is the Client Services Director of The Parents Estate Planning Law Firm, PC- a law firm based in Acton, MA. Paula helps parents protect the people they love the most. To learn more, call 978-263-6900 or email Paula@parentsestateplanning.com.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Naming Guardians:

  1. What legal documents should parents have?
  2. What are short and long-term guardians?
  3. What is a Kids Protection Plan?
  4. I’m having trouble selecting guardians. What should I do?
  5. What are common mistakes parents make when choosing guardians for their kids (so I can avoid them)?
  6. What happens if I change my mind about my guardians?

Wills and Trusts:

  1. What is the difference between a Will and a Trust?
  2. What is Trust Funding and why is it important?

Other essential documents:

  1. What is a Durable Power of Attorney and what happens if I am incapacitated?
  2. Health Care Proxy: What is it and who needs one?
  3. Does my 18+ year old child need their own documents?

Estate Planning with our firm:

  1. How long does it take to create an estate plan?
  2. How frequently should we review or revise our plan?
  3. Leaving more than money: What is a Legacy Interview?
  4. How can I host an educational workshop or webinar for my school/parent group/community group/PTO?
  5. I’m not sure you’re the right fit for me. What are some questions I should ask any estate planning attorney I’m considering hiring?
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