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Estate Planning

Estate Planning

What is Estate Planning?


The subject of one’s demise can be a difficult one to discuss, however, it is necessary to plan ahead in order to protect your loved ones as well as your belongings.  Estate planning refers to the process of deciding how one’s assets will be divided, and making legal provisions to ensure that your desires, financial and for your family, are carried out.  In addition to planning for your death, estate planning also includes planning ahead in case you are disabled, or become legally unable to make decisions for yourself.


In other words, not only can estate planning help protect you when you are still alive and no longer able to protect yourself, but can protect you, your loved ones, and your belongings even after your death.  If you live in the Boston area, and want the best estate planning lawyer available to you, Attorney Neil Berman has years of experience as a Somerville Estate Planning Attorney and would be happy to help you navigate these difficult waters.


What Can I Expect?


As already explained, estate planning is simple the process by which one’s estate is settled.  It is known by several other phrases, including estate administration, administration estate planning, trust and estate administration, estate planning and administration, and probate estate administration.  It is important to hire an attorney who is experienced in all of the areas of estate planning including trusts, power of attorney, health care proxy, HIPPA forms, and a living will.  Each of these have their own importance in estate planning and your attorney should be knowledgeable in all of the areas of estate planning.


Once you have found an estate planning attorney, they will aide you in this sometimes difficult process.  This includes collecting all of your assets and determining their value, notifying creditors and planning for their payout, and distributing any remaining assets to those who you have expressed a desire to do so.  It is the attorney’s job to make sure that your assets go to those who you have named, reducing the cost of taking care of your estate, and handling benefits such as those from insurance policies and retirement plans.


You may also choose to plan for any illness or injury which could leave you unable to make decisions before your death.  Whether you wish to assign someone power of attorney, health care proxy, or write a living will, Estate Planning Attorney Neil Berman will be glad to handle all of your estate planning needs.


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