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  • Does your estate plan include your black sheep heir?

    When parents have a substantial estate to leave to their heirs, they quite naturally want to structure their estate so that it isn't squandered. Sometimes this can be difficult when one or more of the children is financially irresponsible...

  • The different types of powers of attorney

    This post will examine the different types of powers of attorney that clients may wish to include with their estate planning documents. Powers of attorney allow another person, who is known as your attorney-in-fact, to act in your stead...

  • I don't have kids, so why do I need an estate plan?

    One of the biggest misconceptions about estate planning is that unless you have children or other heirs, you don't need to worry about your estate. But even if your estate is relatively modest, consisting only of personal items and...

  • How are charitable donations here in the U.S. changing?

    The Chronicle of Philanthropy, an independent news organization dedicated to covering all things charitable, recently released its annual report outlining the state of charitable giving here in the U.S. and ranking the nation's top 400 charities in terms of total...

  • Mark your calendars, National Estate Planning Awareness Week is coming

    While most people associate October with everything from Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Healthy Lung Month to Columbus Day and, of course, Halloween, it's important not to overlook other important and valuable events taking place during the course of these...

  • Will he or won't he? Trump and the repeal of the 'death tax'

    Those in the estate-planning industry remain in the dark about President Trump's intentions regarding tax reform. It's likely that his policies will benefit the wealthiest citizens, as he repeatedly stated while campaigning for president that he planned to get...

  • Proper estate planning can prevent familial squabbles

    Some may be surprised to learn that family members battling over estates don't always fight over large sums of money, property or expensive items. Often the most pitched battles deal instead with family heirlooms that have minimal value to...

  • What happens when you die without a will in Massachusetts?

    Everyone needs to have a will drawn up, regardless of the size of their estate. However, every day Massachusetts residents die without wills, or intestate, which is the legal term when this occurs. So what happens to the property...

  • Is probate of an estate always necessary?

    Survivors and heirs are often gratified to learn that they don't have to submit to a lengthy probate process in order to take possession of the few assets that are in very small estates of their loved ones. For...

  • The power of a power of attorney

    When you are hale and hearty in the prime of your life, it can be difficult to imagine that one day your body and mind may become too debilitated to carry out your personal and business decisions. Yet an...

  • Inter vivos versus testamentary trusts: Which to choose?

    Estate planning can be complex or simple, depending upon the individuals and assets involved. One option for preserving assets is an inter-vivos trust. Inter vivos trusts are often called living trusts. The fiduciary relationship with the trustor begins when...

  • GOP Congress plans repeal of estate tax law

    The 2017 Congressional session could bring big changes to the federal estate tax laws on the books. Under present laws, estates with values of $5.45 million or less carry no estate taxes. Those of more value, however, get taxed...

  • Leave the government out of your estate by gifting now

    Wouldn't it be nice to be able to bypass the government and leave all of your estate to your heirs? Depending upon the size of your holdings, estate taxes can take a big bite out of the total. However,...

  • Do you need a special needs trust?

    Parents of children with physical or mental disabilities often worry about what will happen to their children after they pass on. As it is the natural order that most parents predecease their children, this is a very valid concern....

  • It matters a great deal who is chosen to administer your estate

    When it comes to choosing the executor for your will, it's important to realize that not everyone in your life will be temperamentally fit for the responsibility. While many — if not most — estates can be satisfactorily handled...

Cushing & Dolan, P.C.

Category: Content
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