Established Plymouth County Estate Planning Lawyer Protects Family Assets
Brockton law firm offers a complete range of testamentary options
Each person has unique wishes for the distribution of their estate. At the Law Office of Paul D. Silvia in Brockton, I have been meeting the specific needs of Plymouth County clients for more than 30 years. My firm provides knowledgeable advice on the complete range of estate planning options, allowing you to construct a comprehensive program that may include wills, trusts and advance healthcare directives. Whatever your goals might be, I will work with you to make informed choices and execute them in a professional manner so that you and your family can have the peace of mind that comes from careful, well-considered planning.
Skilled attorney assists with drafting and executing wills
Creating an authoritative will means that your assets will be distributed according to your wishes rather than the dictates of the state’s intestacy law. To help you do this, I assist with legal tasks including:
- Choosing an executor — Selecting someone to serve as your estate’s representative is a key decision. If you have questions about whom to choose, I can assist in your evaluation.
- Formalizing your intentions — My firm helps create detailed documents that comply with state law and can address special situations including plans for business arrangements and charitable bequests.
- Probate — If you are a personal representative or beneficiary, I can guide you through the Massachusetts probate process to ensure that the decedent’s instructions are carried out efficiently.
Even if you have a will, it is wise to review it frequently to see if it still accurately reflects your goals and financial situation. My firm can advise you on potential revisions so that your plans are up to date.
Comprehensive advice on trust creation and administration
Trusts can serve as important estate planning instruments for individuals who choose to transfer their property outside of the probate process. For example, living trusts enable a person to maintain access to their assets during their lifetime and then, upon their death, pass the property automatically to beneficiaries. By reviewing your specific situation, I can determine whether creating a trust offers tax advantages for you or your heirs. My firm also administers trusts to ensure compliance with relevant law and the trust’s terms.
Lawyer prepares powers of attorney to help clients manage their affairs
If you are incapacitated by an injury or illness, confusion over medical and financial matters can lead to even greater problems at the worst possible time. My firm works with clients on establishing power of attorney documents that designate a trusted agent to handle financial issues when you cannot. I can also help you name a healthcare proxy to enforce your choices regarding medical care.
Contact a dedicated Plymouth County estate planning attorney
The Law Office of Paul D. Silvia advises Massachusetts clients on all types of estate planning options, including wills and trusts. Please call 508-559-1740 or contact me online to schedule a meeting in my Brockton office.