The Right Time to Talk to an Estate Lawyer is Now

Article as it appeared in CapeCod.com

“Life happens.” It’s such a common saying because it’s true – life does happen. Children are born, people marry, many go off to college, some couples divorce, some come into money or property, others have a health issue occur and so on....

Forbes Article: The Problems With Do-It-Yourself Online Wills

Written By Marguerite C. Lorenz

As a professional trustee and executor, I have seen hundreds of estate-planning documents, including some from do-it-yourself online services. I appreciate that using a DIY site to draft a will can save money and time. But I’m also concerned that sometimes doing it this way...

What is a Last Will and Testament and Do I Need One?

Written By: Attorney Brandon C. Walecka, Esq., LLM Elder Law

The coronavirus pandemic getting you thinking about preparing a Will?  You may be worried about how your exposure to the disease or preexisting health conditions may make you more susceptible to COVID-19.  The need for an estate plan...

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Wednesday, October 7 at 2pm Conquering Caregiver Overload

Mal Allard —LPN, Board Certified Alzheimer’s Educator, Founder, “Their Real World” Sharing what you can do NOW for YOU, and along the Dementia journey to decrease stress and fatigue and renew your spirit.

Tuesday, November 10 at 3pm...

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You’ve Just Been Named As a Personal Representative, Now What?

If you’ve just learned that you’ve been appointed as a deceased individual’s personal representative also referred to as Executor, you are likely wondering what happens next. A loved one’s death often comes as a shock, and it can be hard to get your bearings afterward. In Massachusetts, personal representatives are responsible for...

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5 Estate Planning FAQs

At Surprenant & Beneski, PC, we’ve helped many clients create estate plans that serve them well. We understand that the thought of doing estate planning can seem overwhelming. We’ve put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you understand the process better. Everyone can benefit from planning for the...