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Salem, Boston and Brookline Estate Planning Lawyers

Massachusetts Wills & Trust Lawyers

Thirty Years of Estate Planning Experience

Attorneys at Koufman & Frederick, LLP assist in estate planning endeavors. Our firm's success has been a result of our ability to consistently create unique plans that fulfill his clients' very specific needs. Whether you are just starting a family, marrying for the second time, or planning your retirement, we will help you design an estate plan that meets your individual requirements. Our lawyers' attention to detail, relentless work ethic, and devotion to clients adds to the success of your plan. With experienced litigators at Koufman & Frederick, LLP, effective estate plans also come with the promise of a sense of security achieved by knowing that you have a litigation team ready to assist when planning your future.

Our attorneys prepare estate plans for estates of all sizes, and are happy to assist you in preparing the following documents:

  • Wills
  • Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Health Care Proxies and Living Wills
  • Homestead Declarations
  • Deeds with Life Estates
  • Pre-nuptial and Domestic Partnership Agreements
  • Special Needs Trusts

Estate planning is important no matter what your future holds. The security afforded to you and your heirs by a confident estate planner is valuable in both prosperous and difficult times. Preparation is the key to securing your estate's prosperity.

In creating your last will and testament, you need to consider every minute detail. Our attorneys will take a very comprehensive look at your estate plans. If you have young children, we will explain the benefits of naming a guardian, and will assist you in selecting a guardian, so that your children are well-cared for and your estate is preserved for their inheritance in the event of your untimely demise. If you have a blended family with children from multiple marriages, our lawyers will establish the requirements pertaining to each child's individual portion of your estate. Our attorneys have important insights into how to deal with a significant amount of assets, and will work to minimize the estate and gift tax on your heirs' inheritance. It will also prove necessary to detail in your will how your personal property, like heirloom furniture or china, will be handled, so that you can enjoy the peace-of-mind afforded by the knowledge of where these items will reside after your death. This peace-of-mind will be especially comforting if there are broken relationships in your family.

While it is necessary to take the above actions to guarantee that your estate will be handled in an appropriate fashion after your death, it is also of the utmost importance to consider the manner in which you will be handled if you are incapacitated. Writing a living will with attorney Koufman & Frederick, LLP ensures the exact conditions of your treatment, as dictated by you. Appointing a health care proxy designates a person of your choice to make decisions regarding your medical care. Deciding what to write and who to appoint is difficult. Our firm has the experience that will help you to make these difficult decisions, and then to proceed. You may also find it desirable to designate a Power of Attorney. Oftentimes, giving a trusted family member the power of attorney acquires clients peace-of-mind within the realm of the law.

We will ensure that the inheritance of your estate is conducted privately. It is often uncomfortable for a family to deal with deaths in the family when there is no will. Without a will, the allocation of your assets after your death is handled publicly, by the court, through a process called probate. The last will and testament will keep the court out of your family's affairs. Additionally, you may find it necessary to establish a revocable or irrevocable trust. The establishment of these trusts will enable you to continue to manage your assets for as long as you are able to do so, and then hand over the management to an executor. A trust will also dictate how trust property is to be distributed to your heirs.

In conducting matters of this importance, you need a formidable team that is capable of giving you the attention you deserve. Koufman & Frederick, LLP, is capable of providing this special attention, and our attorneys will support you in these endeavors. By working with Koufman & Frederick, LLP, you acquire the strength and expertise associated with a large law firm, and the dedication and focus of a small, family practice

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145 Tremont Street 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617 423-2212
Fax: 857-317-2393
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