Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples
Greater Boston offices in Plymouth, Brockton, Holliston & Hingham, MA
Now that same-sex marriage is legal in some states but not all, same-sex spouses should prepare and implement the full range of estate planning options. Though putting an estate plan in place can give you peace of mind, its real benefit is for the ones you leave behind, whether that be a spouse, child, or other beneficiary. A carefully constructed estate plan takes the uncertainty and guesswork out of the process and will minimize potential arguments, as well as the stress and anxiety, your heirs might otherwise face.
At Baker Law Group, P.C., we have years of experience assisting people across Massachusetts with estate planning. We have a comprehensive understanding of the different strategies available, and can quickly and accurately evaluate your estate, as well as your objectives, to identify the best approach for you.
Our Massachusetts Same-Sex Estate Planning Practice
When you retain our services to help you put an effective estate plan in place, we’ll begin the process by gathering as much information as we can about your current financial status, as well as your goals. Our attorneys will then explain the different tools available, such as:
- wills and trusts;
- lifetime gifts; and
- re-title of property.
Once you have decide how you want to proceed, we will prepare all necessary documents and ensure that they are properly signed, witnessed and executed.
We will prepare any type of estate planning document, including but not limited to: wills, trusts, powers of attorney, living wills, and healthcare proxies. We can also assist to re-title your assets, such as real estate and bank accounts, so that they pass outside of the probate court system upon your death.
Contact a Massachusetts Estate Planning Lawyer Today
If you do not have an estate plan, or would like to make your existing estate plan more secure, contact Baker Law Group. Our attorneys are aware of the differences in same-sex marriage laws in other states, and will work with you to resolve any issues that arise due to these differing laws. Through years of practice in the Boston, South Shore, and Metro-west areas, we have developed an extensive knowledge of estate planning in Massachusetts. Call us today at 800-701-0352 or 781.996.5656 ,or send us an e-mail to schedule an appointment to discuss the appropriate estate plan for you.