Loving parents in Massachusetts and elsewhere worry about their children with physical and/or mental disabilities, and understandably so. Caregivers wish they could live forever, standing resolutely beside their loved ones and helping them face and conquer every challenge.
When it comes to their estate plan, some people only think about their will. It's true that a will is a key component of your estate plan. Just because you have a will in place doesn't mean that your estate plan is complete.
"Wealth doesn't come with a handbook."
It's laudable, of course, if you have already expended the necessary time, effort and well-considered thought necessary to craft a soundly tailored and forward-thinking estate plan to provide for your family, lawfully avoid taxes, fund your favorite charity, establish a personal legacy and so forth. Undoubtedly, you felt a sense of accomplishment and relief in the wake of doing so.
Some individuals in Massachusetts and elsewhere across the country likely feel sometimes as though they are standing outside a bubble denoted "estate planning and administration" and contemplating others within it who are timely and rationally taking care of business in that important realm while they are not.
Flatly unlike any number of other individuals and business entities that provide clients with important information and represent them in key areas of life involving families, finances, health and other considerations, estate planning attorneys are held to unquestionably high standards.
Paradoxically, it might be conducive to any discussion focused on the parameters of estate planning -- most centrally what it chiefly entails -- to cite immediately what it is not.
If you have estate planning needs, chances are that you have searched online for a lawyer or have been given referrals from friends or colleagues. You are wise to be doing your research and asking around. You need to find the best lawyer possible to help protect what you have built and the people you love.