We're all different, yet all the same.
There is a sizable checklist of "things to do" for many estate planners that ranges widely from will/trust execution and heir/beneficiary designations to inheritances and health care-related instructions.
A commentator in a recent article addressing estate administration makes an interesting point regarding planning.
We note on our estate planning website at The Law Offices of Kimberly Butler Rainen in Andover that the realm of estate administration is wide and diverse, indeed.
As noted by a contributor to a recent national piece on estate administration, the planning inclination for many individuals and couples is dulled by narrowly focused objectives regarding their kids.
Forbes writer Nancy Anderson has inside knowledge when she relates the tale of a financial planner who failed for years to note -- and amend -- a key estate planning recommendation she had once made but long since forgotten about.
If you read the above headline to today's blog before diving into the body of this post, you're likely ready now to immediately confront a bunch of "well, maybe, but maybe not" language.
In many ways, trusts are among the most valuable of all tools in the realm of estate planning and administration.
Many loving parents in Massachusetts and across the country who are fortunate enough to be financially sound might be mutually inclined to agree that it might be a good thing if their adult kids were virtual clones.
Most people know they should make out a living will, telling family members and others how you want to be treated in case you are incapacitated.