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How Can I Minimize My Estate Taxes?

An estate tax is a type of death tax that is imposed on the decedent’s estate before any distributions are made to beneficiaries. Estate taxes are different from inheritance taxes, which actually are imposed on the beneficiaries themselves. Estate taxes can be a burden because some people still might have to pay them after their…. Read More

How a Special Needs Trust is Set Up in Massachusetts

Many Massachusetts families take care of another family member with special needs. Caring for people with special needs can require additional resources from the caregiver, including a great deal of financial resources. If you efficiently plan ahead of time, you and your family can take advantage of financial programs that are made to assist in…. Read More

What to Do If Your Loved One Refuses Long Term Care

One of the most common and difficult caregiving challenges that an adult can face is dealing with an elder loved one who refuses necessary assistance. Whether he or she is resisting in-home aides, driving under ill or weakened physical conditions, or just generally denying help from any family members, it can be hard to decide…. Read More

How to Organize Your Online Accounts for Your Estate Plan

An important aspect of your estate planning that many people might overlook is your digital legacy. You should start considering what you want to happen to all of your online accounts that you have created and maintained over the years. You don’t literally own any online blogs, social network accounts, or digital files, but you…. Read More

How Can Undue Influence Affect Your Estate Plans?

Elder abuse is an unfortunately common occurrence that happen in multiple scenarios, especially during estate planning. People will try to manipulate others who are in vulnerable positions in order to gain some sort of physical or financial benefit. Undue influence is a legal term that explains this improper manipulation. Relatives of the deceased person who…. Read More