Make Your Estate Plan Conflict-Free
While you are younger and mentally fit, proactive planning can drastically reduce family conflict and infighting among your heirs….
Comparing Elder Law and Estate Planning
Even though these two types of law are for different stages in life, they are often handled at the same time. …
Why is an Executor Necessary?
Even though the decedent nominated you to be their executor, you will still need to be appointed to that role by their local probate court….
Obtaining Guardianship for an Elderly Parent
If your parent did not prepare for this eventuality of requiring legally recognized help, you would not be allowed to create these documents once they are already mentally impaired….
Government Programs for Seniors
Every year billions of available dollars in US benefits programs are not claimed because older adults (55 or more) are unsure if they are eligible and, if so, how to apply….
The Aspects of Life Care Planning
While some overlap exists between the two, learning and implementing strategies from both law practice types is crucial to prepare for successful aging and preserve a family legacy. …
What is the Right Amount of Inheritance for Each Child?
Without a will, there are sure to be problems between family and loved ones. You may find it difficult to sort out, but creating a will is the responsible thing to do….
The Probate Process
Probate proceedings seek to validate the decedent’s last will and retitle the estate’s assets into the name of heirs according to the deceased’s wishes….
Living Wills: Ten Things You Should Know
Unlike last wills and testaments, living wills do not pass assets and property after death. Instead, it is a mechanism to communicate…
Your Estate Plan May Be Affected by Changes to Tax Law
Tax law change proposals are on the verge of becoming law, which may have significant impacts on some of the commonwealth transfer…