A last will and testament should be a part of everyone’s estate plan. A will is a legal document that describes how your assets should be distributed in the event of death. If a person dies without a will they are said to have died intestate and state laws will determine how and to whom the deceased’s assets will be distributed. Everyone deserves the right to say who will inherit their possessions upon death. These possessions are referred to as a person’s estate.
Protect Your Family and Loved Ones with a Will
Making a will is vital to anyone with a family or assets. Many mistakenly assume their spouse or children will inherit their property even if they die without a will. Taking the time to get one can protect a person’s assets and reduce disputes. We are experienced in creating wills.
A will reflects a person’s desires about how they want assets distributed after death. Wills must comply with Massachusetts law to be effective. If a person dies without a will, Massachusetts
state law will establish who gets the property in the estate.
Estate Planning at Phases in Life
People who just had a child may be interested in creating a will for the first time. Others who already have wills or have been recently divorced may be interested in modifying an existing will. People retiring or in retirement may want to establish a plan for their children and grandchildren.
We understand the many desires and situations of our clients. Rob McCarthy, a Boston area attorney experienced in wills, works directly with people like you to create estate plans.
Attorney Rob McCarthy is experienced with estate planning instruments such as:
Revocable Living Trusts
Health Care Proxies
HIPAA Information Release
Ideally, estate planning documents should be reviewed by an attorney every one to two years tomake sure that the contents of the documents are relevant and up to date. Attorney Rob McCarthy will address all client concerns and questions during attorney/client communications.
Attorney McCarthy is also available to assist clients in a crisis with immediate legal attention.