KNOWLEDGEABLE SPRINGFIELD WILLS & TRUSTS LAW FIRM
Assisting with the preparation and execution of wills and other estate planning documents:
Every situation is unique. Not only seniors need a will; younger people also need a comprehensive estate plan. For second marriages, careful planning will provide for both current spouses as well as children from previous relationships. Unmarried couples and individuals in long term committed relationships also need the protection provided to them in a Durable Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy which will allow them to make financial and health decisions for their partner.
In drafting a will and other estate planning documents we will advise you on matters such as:
Naming a Personal Representative: Your Personal Representative (executor) is the person you entrust to with the legal responsibility to secure your assets and distribute them in accordance with your will.
Distribution of property: Your will can identify who will take from your estate as well as the percentages they receive.
Guardians/Conservators: You can designate an individual will be responsible for your minor children – or adult children with disabilities – and the money you leave for them.
Durable Power of Attorney: Even if you become incapacitated, your financial and legal responsibilities don’t stop. A Durable Power of Attorney allows someone to act on your behalf.
Health Care Proxy: This allows an individual of your choice to make important medical decisions on your behalf should you become unable to do so.
Distribution of your estate assets is a very personal matter and we will always take the time to understand your situation thoroughly and advise you accordingly.
Massachusetts law firm skilled in trust preparation and administration
Trusts can serve as an effective way to transfer assets while avoiding probate. Though people often assume that trusts are only for the wealthy, Chernick and Chernick can explain how the use of trusts might accomplish your estate planning objective.
There are several types of trusts which can address your circumstances and Attorney Anne Chernick can customize a document that will best suit your needs. Whether you have a taxable estate, a child with disabilities or are trying to protect your assets, Attorney Anne Chernick’s over 30 years of experience in estate planning and trust administration will simplify what can be a complicated process.
Contact a Massachusetts estate planning law firm for an initial consultation
Chernick & Chernick is a Springfield, Massachusetts law firm advising clients on estate planning and litigation. Call 413-561-4113 or contact us online to schedule a meeting.