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19
Jun

Safekeeping Your Estate Planning Documents

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Completing your estate plan is a great accomplishment, but the fun’s not over yet – now you have to decide where to keep the papers for the rest of your life. Generally, you have three options for safekeeping your estate planning documents: Lawyer’s Office Traditionally, lawyers would keep and store their clients documents since they […]

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15
May

Do You Actually Need A Trust?

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A trust can be a useful tool for various scenarios, but is not always necessary and is often oversold to increase attorney’s fees. So the question is: do you actually need a trust? Here are the three most common scenarios where a trust may make sense for you: To Avoid Probate on Out-of-State Property. If […]

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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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