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Do I need an estate to start estate planning?

While you may not have the sprawling kind of estate with acres of lawn, dozens of grazing horses and multiple tennis courts, you do actually have an estate. Your estate is comprised of the things you own: your home and vehicles, retirement accounts, bank and investment accounts, jewelry and family heirlooms, to list a few possible assets you may own.

Why parents need to name a guardian

Having children forces difficult conversations. When you have children, it’s hard to think about some of those long talks you’ll have over the years: about dating, bad news and life choices. But you also know that it’s important to sit down and be open about your beliefs because the alternative is even worse. Guardianship is one of those topics. The uncomfortable conversations won’t be with your children, but about them instead. If something were to happen to you and the other parent, who will take care of your kids?

Baby-proof the house and secure your child’s future

Modern couples often include couples who live together, but are unmarried. It has become common for couples to live together before ever deciding to marry. When you have live together, you share many things. You and your partner may also have children. In Massachusetts 33.4 percent of children are born to unmarried mothers.

Help your parents comfortably transition into assisted living

You love your parents very much. It can be difficult to watch them age. You may be faced with tough decisions. In some cases, your parents may have a plan in place and make their wishes clear. Other times, you may have to have hard conversations with them to think through options. Either way, moving your parents into an assisted living facility can be difficult. Financing can be tough. You know that it is the best solution. You know they will get the care they need. It may be helpful to encourage them to make the best of the situation. You can help them make their new home more comfortable.

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