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04
Jun

Can You Disinherit Your Spouse?

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If the thought of leaving your estate to your spouse makes you nervous then you’ve probably wondered: can you disinherit your spouse?   The answer is generally, no – at least not entirely.   Under Massachusetts law your spouse is entitled to inherit a portion of your estate (also known as the spousal elective share). […]

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20
Apr

What’s Probate and How Can You Minimize the Cost?

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Probate is the legal process that occurs after your death in order to settle your estate. The process can vary depending on your situation. For example, in Massachusetts there are four types of probate: (1) Voluntary Administration, (2) Informal Proceedings, (3) Formal Proceedings,  and (4) Supervised Administration.   While the exact steps vary depending on […]

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