Category: Estate Planning

June 25, 2018 | Estate Planning

No Probate Assets? Think Twice About Not Probating the Estate…

Through competent and thorough estate planning, the probate court can be avoided altogether upon the death of a loved one.  But what if it shouldn’t?  With the adoption of the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code in 2012, changes came to the Massachusetts probate code that many may be unaware of. As the law currently stands, if... More
February 28, 2018 | Estate Planning

Organ Donation & Planning

When you meet with your estate planning attorney, it can be a time for some challenging but important conversations. We talk – and make decisions – about death and taxes, but we often leave you with more to consider as well.      Organ donation is one such area. Most of us don’t think about... More
January 30, 2018 | Estate Planning

The Continued Importance of Estate Planning Despite the New Tax Laws

In late December 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was enacted, increasing the exemption amounts for the federal estate, gift, and generation skipping transfer taxes.  The law set the federal estate, gift, and generation skipping transfer tax exemption amounts at $10 million per person, adjusted for inflation (approximately $11.18 million in 2018).  As a... More
November 14, 2017 | Estate Planning

Year End Estate and Gift Tax Planning Considerations 2017

As the New Year approaches, there are a number of planning techniques that individuals should consider implementing before December 31, and after the first of the year, to take advantage of estate and gift tax savings opportunities. Gifts to Individuals Individuals may limit the growth of their taxable estates by making annual lifetime gifts. The... More
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