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Five Things to Know Before Becoming an Executor of an Estate

Being an executor of a loved one’s estate is an important position. If you’re considering being someone’s executor, you need to know these five things:  You’re Allowed to Hire Professionals to Help with the Work  Many people use the services of a Massachusetts estate planning lawyer and an accountant to take care of the day-to-day…

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What Married Couples Should Consider in Their Estate Plan

Spouses should keep several things in mind when preparing their estate plan to protect each other, their children, and their estate. A good estate plan encompasses much more than merely distributing a person’s wealth when they die. A Massachusetts estate planning attorney can help married couples evaluate their specific circumstances and explain what the couple…

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Handling Your Parent’s Estate After They Die

Losing your parent is an incredibly emotional experience. Add to that the fact that you need to manage their estate, and you’re suddenly in a position that can feel overwhelming. We’ve created this article to give you some helpful guidance. There are steps you need to take in the weeks that follow your parent’s death…

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How Can I Avoid the Massachusetts Estate Tax?

Massachusetts imposes an estate tax on all estates with assets of more than $1 million. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue says that you have to file an estate tax return and pay estate tax if the gross estate exceeds $1 million, including adjusted taxable gifts.  If you want to get around paying estate tax to…

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Estate Planning for Single People

If you’re single, you might think that estate planning is only for married couples or people with children. But the truth is that estate planning is just as important for you as a single person. You might think that if you don’t do a will that your family or friends can just divide up your assets the…

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