An estate plan gives you control over what happens to your hard-earned assets when you pass away or become unable to manage your own affairs. It doesn't matter how much money you have—if you have any assets at all, you can benefit from an estate plan tailored to your specific needs.
At Sandonato Law, we offer a comprehensive range of estate planning services to help ensure your loved ones are provided for. Once we've worked together to determine what your goals are, we can design a customized estate plan focusing on your best interests and your financial priorities.
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No two estate plans are identical. What works for one person may be inappropriate for another, from both a legal and a practical perspective. This is why it's never advisable to draw up your own will or trust documents without an attorney's input.
Below are the most common estate planning services we provide for our clients. We also can offer any additional services you require—we are passionate about helping you reach your estate planning problems goals.
A will sets out what should happen to your property and assets when you pass away. We can help you draft a will that accurately reflects your intentions and reduces the likelihood of disputes among family members and beneficiaries.
Trusts are highly useful estate planning tools. Their primary purpose is to help you limit your estate taxes and avoid probate. Some trusts are “revocable,” meaning you can alter the trust during your lifetime, while others are “irrevocable,” meaning you can't change the trust once it's set up. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will explain the differences and create a trust tailor-made for your individual needs.
Durable Power of Attorney
This document names the person who will manage your affairs if you become physically or mentally incapacitated and can no longer make your own business or financial decisions. At Sandonato Law, we have the experience to help you set up a durable power of attorney which honors your needs and wishes.
A healthcare proxy lets you tell doctors and family members in advance what should happen in the event you need life-saving medical care if you're unable to communicate in the moment. Having a healthcare proxy in place means you can be assured your priorities, including end-of-life care, will be respected.
A guardianship allows another person to care for you, and make decisions on your behalf, if a serious condition leaves you unable to care for yourself. If you have children when you're injured or incapacitated, a guardian can also be appointed to look after them. We can help you determine whether a guardianship plan is something you might need.
Family Law Matters
An estate plan is for life. It should adapt to suit your evolving circumstances, whether you get married, have children, or separate from your partner. Sandonato Law can help you make any necessary changes to your estate plan so that it remains current and relevant for your different life stages.
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At Sandonato Law, we understand that it may be tempting to draft your own “DIY” estate plan. For some people, this might be a good idea. But most people find that estate planning is more complex than it seems at first glance—even for those who think they don't have many assets to worry about.
An experienced MA estate planning attorney can see to it that your documents are legally valid and that all formalities are handled correctly. They will help you update your estate plan to reflect your changing circumstances whenever necessary, and they can answer any questions you might have about the estate planning process.
Don't take the chance of creating will and trust documents on your own. Sandonato Law can handle the complexities of estate planning for you. To help you decide if Sandonato Law is the right fit for you, call us at 617-481-2742 for a free initial consultation, or reach us through our contact form.