Massachusetts Estate Planning Lawyer

Protecting Your Assets for the Future

The decisions you make now regarding your estate will affect your loved ones in the future. Once you pass away, your loved ones will look to the will you created to determine how your assets should be divided and distributed. If you have a carefully crafted estate plan that provides your assets with the appropriate protections, your loved ones may be able to avoid legal complications, excessive taxation and unnecessary confusion or conflict over how your estate should be handled. However, if there are problems with your will or you lack a will altogether, then your estate could get stuck in the probate process for an extended period of time, which can be extremely expensive and emotionally draining for your loved ones.

Our Quincy estate planning attorney at Flanagan & Associates can help you assess your estate planning needs and establish a comprehensive plan that will be better safeguard the legacy you are planning to leave behind. Estate law can be extremely complex, which is why it is so important to work through these issues with a knowledgeable estate planning attorney by your side. At Flanagan & Associates, we take our clients' estate-related needs seriously and provide them with reliable legal counsel through each step of the estate planning process. In addition to Quincy, we also serve the Weymouth, Massachusetts area.

Wills, Trusts & Other Aspects of Estate Planning

A will is a legally-binding document that establishes who should receive a person's money and other assets after he or she passes away. A will might also address other issues, such as who should step in as a guardian of any minor children of the deceased person. In addition to helping you draft a will, Attorney Dave Flanagan can also help you set up a trust, which is another way that you can ensure that your loved ones are financially protected in the future. Our lawyer additionally assists the loved ones of deceased individuals who may need assistance with estate administration, trust administration or probate.

Documents establishing advance healthcare directives and power of attorney are also another important part of estate planning. With these types of plans in place, a person can legally establish what type of care should be provided and who should make important decisions should the individual become incapacitated.

It is never too early to start planning for these important matters, especially since it is impossible to know which unexpected events will arise in the future and when these events will occur. For more information about how we can assist you with setting up your estate plan, contact Flanagan & Associates. We want to help you and your loved ones be better prepared for whatever lies ahead!