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Can I Transfer Real Estate Into A Trust?

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For many people, real estate is among their most valuable assets. Protecting real estate—whether you are dealing with your primary residence, a rental unit, or any other property—is an important part of estate planning. This raises an important question: Can I transfer my real estate in a trust? In Massachusetts, the answer is “yes”—but… Read More »

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Can I Leave Money To Charity Through My Will?

By Fisher Law LLC |

Are you interested in supporting a good cause through your estate? You may be wondering: Can I leave money to a charity using my Will? The short answer is “yes”—though, depending on the amount and the purpose, a charitable trust can sometimes be a better option. Within this article, our Boston estate planning attorney… Read More »

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Dealing With Housing: Considerations For Seniors In Massachusetts

By Fisher Law LLC |

Housing is an incredibly important issue for senior citizens and their families. Seniors need to be sure that they have a safe, secure, comfortable, and financially-viable living arrangement. Beyond that, senior citizens also need to have the right estate planning documents in place to protect their property and deal with it after they pass… Read More »

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Can You Change Your Will On Your Deathbed?

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A Last Will and Testament or Will is a key estate planning document. It is crucial that your Will truly reflect your intentions. As long as a person is legally competent, he or she retains the right to make changes to a Will—even if they are on their deathbed. In Massachusetts deathbed changes to… Read More »

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Estate Planning In Massachusetts: What Is The Best Way To Leave An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) To My Heirs?

By Fisher Law LLC |

Do you have a retirement account? Whether it is an IRA or a Roth IRA, a retirement account is an important asset. It is crucial that you are able to pass on your retirement savings to your beneficiaries in the most effective, efficient manner. What is the right estate planning strategy? Within this article,… Read More »

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What To Know About The 2023 Massachusetts Tax Relief Plan (Estate Tax Considerations)

By Fisher Law LLC |

According to a report from Forbes Magazine, Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey recently signed a comprehensive tax relief plan into law. The new legislation could have significant implications for certain estates in the Commonwealth. Within this blog post, our Boston estate planning attorneys highlight the most important things that you should understand about the Massachusetts… Read More »

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Bring In The New Year With A Review Of Your Estate Plan

By Fisher Law LLC |

According to the AARP, the majority of Americans do not have an estate plan in place. If you have a comprehensive estate plan, you are doing better than most—but you might not be properly protected. An estate plan that has fallen out-of-date may not protect your interests or achieve your goals. Here, our Boston… Read More »

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The Three Big Special Needs Planning Mistakes To Avoid

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According to the Pew Research Center, more than 40 million Americans live with some form of a disability. These disabilities can range dramatically in their scope and their effect on a person’s life. If you have a child or another loved one with special needs, it is essential that you consider their unique situation… Read More »

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Estate Planning In Massachusetts: Three Key Things To Know About Medicare

By Fisher Law LLC |

Most people have a general awareness that Medicare is the primary federal health insurance for people who are 65 years of age or older. As medical needs tend to increase as we age, understanding Medicare is key to estate planning/elder care planning. There are a lot of misconceptions about how Medicare actually works. Here,… Read More »

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Want To Change Your Will In Massachusetts? Avoid These Three Common Mistakes

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Every adult in Massachusetts can benefit from a comprehensive, well-drafted will. You are never too young to write a will. It can be easily revised to account for life’s ever-changing circumstances. That being said, there are some all-too-common errors that people make when revising a will in the Commonwealth. Here, our Norwood estate planning… Read More »

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