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Planning To Leave Money Or Property To Charity? Know Your Estate Planning Options

By Fisher Law LLC |

Leaving money or property to support a good cause is important to many people. According to data from the National Philanthropic Trust (NPT), Americans gave nearly $500 billion to charitable causes in 2019 alone. With the proper estate planning strategy, you can be sure that your preferred charitable organization will get the absolute most… Read More »

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The Small Business Owners’ Guide To Business Succession Planning In Massachusetts

By Fisher Law LLC |

Small businesses are the backbone of the economy in Massachusetts. Many small business owners want to keep their company in the family for generations. Others may be looking to eventually transition out of the business. Regardless of your goals, it is imperative that you have a comprehensive business succession plan in place. Within this… Read More »

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The #1 Way To Avoid Probate

By Fisher Law LLC |

Have you heard of probate? If so, you know that it’s something you want to avoid. If you are waiting on an inheritance, probate is the cause of the delay. Probate is the process of settling someone’s estate when they die and then distributing the remaining assets in accordance with either the decedent’s will… Read More »

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Are Conditional Bequests Legal?

By Fisher Law LLC |

If you have recently lost a loved one, you may have learned about the contents of their will. You may have been surprised to learn that there were certain conditions or requirements on your ability to receive your inheritance. This is not very uncommon. In fact, many people place conditions on bequests in their… Read More »

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Signs A Massachusetts Will Is A Fake

By Fisher Law LLC |

If you have recently lost a loved one and were more than a little surprised at some of the terms of their Last Will and Testament, you may have reason to believe that their Will was forged or produced as a result of undue influence  Forgery is defined as, the making, altering, use, or… Read More »

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Who Can Contest A Guardianship?

By Fisher Law LLC |

For most people, losing control of their lives is unfathomable,  but for many elderly adults it is a necessity only after the exhaustion of all other viable options. If your elderly loved one is no longer able to care for themselves by making sound decisions about their finances, property, and health, a guardianship and/or… Read More »

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How To Honor A Decedent’s Wishes In Questionable Circumstances

By Fisher Law LLC |

If you’ve lost a loved one,  the emotional stress from such a life event is generally made worse if the decedent left assets behind in his or her own name, thus requiring a probate.   While the administrative and procedural process of probate are time inefficient and the distribution of an inheritance may not occur… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Claims And Probate

By Fisher Law LLC |

If you have tragically lost a loved one, either due to an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, or due to the intentional or malicious conduct of another, you may be overwhelmed by feelings of grief and confusion. The last thing on your mind may be how to litigate a wrongful death claim in… Read More »

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Is A Massachusetts Will Invalid If It’s Not Signed?

By Fisher Law LLC |

There are certain requirements that a person’s last will and testament must meet in order to be considered legally valid and enforceable. One of these requirements is that a Will be signed. If your loved one’s Will is not signed or fails to meet other signature requirements, contact an experienced Massachusetts estate attorney as… Read More »

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If My Spouse Dies During A Divorce Will it Affect My Inheritance?

By Fisher Law LLC |

The last thing that you were likely expecting to deal with in the midst of an already complicated divorce was the death of your still, legal spouse. However, if you have lost your spouse while in the midst of divorce proceedings, you are not alone. This happens sometimes, and the law knows how to… Read More »

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