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To best enjoy this post, please be sure to first read A Family History of the Smiths & Alexanders. We welcome the New Year by continuing the saga of the Smith and Alexander families. Like the Smiths and Alexanders, many families are considered “blended,” meaning that adults bring children from previous relationships into a new relationship or new marriage. What does that mean from an estate planning perspective if you have stepchildren for which you wish to provide (or exclude)? Under M.G.L. c. 190B, § 2-114 of… Read more
As 2020 comes to a close, we suggest a New Year’s resolution that will benefit you, your family, and your hard-earned assets: try to avoid probate litigation. Taking a few steps now will save your loved ones stress and agony years from now. Below are a few steps you can take now to avoid probate litigation: Consult a skilled estate planning attorney: While there are plenty of do-it-yourself options available online, a small upfront investment to hire a skilled estate planning attorney will save you… Read more
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