Plymouth & Cape Cod Estate Planning
Proper Estate Planning provides the comfort of knowing that your family will be taken care of and that your assets will be distributed as you desire. It can be difficult to think about death or disability, but taking ownership of your finances and estate will help spare your loved ones from the challenges of probation, unexpected taxes, and a lack of planning.
There are many legal strategies involved in estate planning, including wills, revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney, and health care documents. New Plymouth and Cape Cod estate planning clients often say that they do not have an estate plan.
Most people are surprised to learn that they actually do have a plan. In the absence of legal planning otherwise, their estate will be distributed after death according to Massachusetts’s laws of intestacy. Of course, this may not be the plan they would have chosen.
A properly drafted estate plan will replace the terms of the State’s estate plan with your own. Start the process and create your estate plan alongside an estate planning lawyer.
If you are ready to start the estate planning process or need a review of your current planning documents, contact us at our Plymouth & Cape Cod estate planning law offices.