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Estate Planning: Three Benefits Of Setting Up A Charitable Remainder Trust

By Fisher Law LLC |

Do you want to leave money to charity as part of your estate plan? A Charitable Remainder Trust (CRT) may be your best option. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) explains that a Charitable Remainder Trust is a type of irrevocable trust that allows you to “donate assets to charity and draw annual income for… Read More »

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An Overview Of The Big Five Estate Planning Documents

By Fisher Law LLC |

You are never too young to start estate planning. Every adult in Massachusetts can benefit from a plan that effectively protects their rights, interests, finances, and future. You may be wondering: How do I get started with estate planning? The best step that you can take is to set up a confidential initial consultation… Read More »

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Own Property In Multiple States? What You Need To Know About Recent Changes To The Massachusetts Estate Tax

By Fisher Law LLC |

The estate tax exemption in Massachusetts is far below the federal level. In fact, the Massachusetts estate tax exemption—$2 million—is one of the lowest in the entire country. Notably, the estate tax exemption recently doubled from $1 million. With that increase, came other changes—including a reform that impacts people who own property in other… Read More »

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Can You Disinherit A Child From Your Will In Massachusetts?

By Fisher Law LLC |

An estate plan allows you to retain control of your property and assets. In Massachusetts, a person has broad discretion to organize his or her own affairs. While most people opt to keep their kids at the center of their estate plan, you have the right to disinherit a child—but, to meet legal standards,… Read More »

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529 Plans And Estate Planning: What They Are, Why They Are Useful, And How To Set One Up

By Fisher Law LLC |

The cost of college continues to rise. A parent, grandparent, aunt/uncle, or other person who cares about a child’s future, you may want to provide financial support to their education. A 529 plan is one of the most cost effective estate planning tools to support a child’s future education. In this article, our Boston… Read More »

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Revising An Estate Plan: Should I Write A New Will From Scratch Or Revise My Existing Will?

By Fisher Law LLC |

Every adult needs a well-drafted Will. If you have one—which the AARP notes that 60 percent of adults do not—you are in a good position. That being said, an outdated Will may not effectively protect your best interests. You should review, and if needed, revise, your estate plan on a regular basis. This raises… Read More »

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Where Should I Keep My Estate Plan?

By Fisher Law LLC |

Do you have an estate plan? You should. Unfortunately, CNBC cited data showing that two-thirds of American adults do not have one at all. You need a comprehensive, well-written, and properly crafted estate plan that is communicated to your closest loved ones. This raises an important question: Where should you keep your estate plan?… Read More »

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Planning For Incapacity In Massachusetts A Checklist That You Can Use

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A well-designed estate plan should be comprehensive. Among other things, that means planning for incapacity. While it can be uncomfortable for many people to think about, the reality is that there could come a day when you can no longer reasonably manage your own affairs. At Fisher Law LLC, we help people and families… Read More »

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Do You Have To Pay Taxes On A House That You Inherited In Massachusetts?

By Fisher Law LLC |

For many people, because their house is their most valuable asset, it is the central or pivotal piece to their estate plan.  . Real estate may be passed on to a child or another individual(s). What happens when someone inherits real estate in Massachusetts? Will they be required to pay taxes? Within this blog… Read More »

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Can I Transfer Real Estate Into A Trust?

By Fisher Law LLC |

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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