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Estate Planning Tips for Blended Families

According to Pew Research, more than 40 percent of American adults have a step relative and a sizable portion of American children are living in households with a stepparent, stepsibling or half-sibling. This is a statistic the estate planning attorneys of Surprenant & Beneski pay close attention to, since we are...

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Tips on Caring for Elderly Parents with Dementia

Caring for elderly parents with dementia gets harder as the condition worsens, but there are a number of steps you can take to ease your path. At Surprenant & Beneski, P.C., our elder law attorneys have extensive experience helping residents of Southeastern Massachusetts navigate this complex process, not only in terms...

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Estate Planning for Parents with Minor Children

For many parents, starting a family is anxiety-producing as well as joyful since having children makes them aware of the weight of parental responsibility. They may wonder how their family would manage if they were suddenly injured, became ill, or passed away. That’s when having an experienced, dependable estate planning attorney...

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Why Estate Plans Are Not One-and-Done

Having put a well-crafted estate plan in place, many people feel that they are now finished with the task. But not following up with a regular review of your estate plan is comparable to not visiting the dentist for years after having your teeth cleaned — likely to result in serious trouble....

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