Estate Planning

What Are Your Options for Special Needs Estate Planning in Massachusetts?

What Are Your Options for Special Needs Estate Planning in Massachusetts?

Disabilities affect families at all income levels. A child could be born with a disability or could have developed one due to an accident. It can be challenging to advocate for your child with special needs to protect their welfare and happiness. Assembling a team of professionals with the expertise to address all your child’s …

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An Estate Planning Attorney Answers the FAQs About Estate Planning

A Massachusetts Estate Planning Attorney Answers the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Estate Planning

Contacting a Massachusetts estate planning lawyer is a great first step for ensuring that you have the correct documents and strategies in place. But sometimes, you’re more likely to reach out to a lawyer for support when you’re in the midst of a difficult situation. The Law Offices of Kimberly Butler Rainen, experienced estate planning …

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The Bernie Bill

Any individual or family with an estate should stay up to date on the political climate as it pertains to estate taxes. Recently, a newly proposed tax bill that affects how estates and gifts are taxed was announced. Officially called the “For the 99.5 Percent Act,” the bill is also known as the “Bernie Bill” …

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Do-it-Yourself Estate Planning. Is it really worth it?

Do-it-Yourself Estate Planning. Is it really worth it?

The Covid-19 pandemic has sparked a renewed and urgent interest in estate planning, including the creation, updating, and/or finalization of estate planning documents. In the past few weeks, our office has received a number of calls requesting us to review the estate plans people have made using online sites such as LegalZoom, Nolo, and LawDepot. …

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Remote Notary Statute Passed to Facilitate Estate Planning, Other Legal Matters, During Pandemic

Remote Notary Statute Passed to Facilitate Estate Planning, Other Legal Matters, During Pandemic

While we are all safe at home, a lot of things we took for granted just a few short weeks ago, have had to be sidelined until the current health situation has subsided. One of those things is the ability to go meet with your attorney, without fear of health risk. While we have been …

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If the time comes, is a trusted party fully empowered to act?

Sound estate planning for most individuals and families across Massachusetts is arguably about far more than simple will execution and a focus upon asset distribution. Although such a confined focus may be all that is deemed necessary in some instances, most people have planning concerns that require a crafted strategy across a broader dimension. A …

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Would there ever be a reason to create more than one trust?

Would there ever be a reason to create more than one trust?

Individuals and families in Massachusetts and nationally that are thoughtfully focused upon estate planning often have numerous questions regarding trusts. Those queries run a wide gamut, and that is understandable. There are many types of trusts, with the instrument collectively commanding a broad-based utility. That is, trusts can be employed as impressively flexible legal tools …

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