National Estate Planning Firm
Offices in Easthampton, MA and Bloomfield, CT
Our experienced estate planning attorneys at Legacy Counsellors, P.C. understand that you have worked hard to acquire and maintain your estate, and we can help you pass your property down to your loved ones. Your estate consists of both your real property, such as your land and house, and your personal property, which includes such items as cherished jewelry and valuable art work. Our firm can help safeguard all areas of your estate to provide for your family after you are no longer able.
Estate planning is important because it can mean the difference between passing your estate to your loved ones and them receiving either nothing or very little because of legal complications. We can help you take advantage of estate planning tools like wills and trusts to help you leave your future heirs as much inheritance as possible. With our invaluable maintenance program, you can easily keep track of your estate. Our team has
more than 25 years of combined experience and we are prepared to assist with your unique situation. If you are interested in learning about the best way to protect your assets, we offer
seminars to help clients learn about the principles of wealth management.
Estate Planning Basics
If you are an adult without a will, we can help you create one that fits your specific circumstances. A will is a legal document that helps to make your wishes known after your death. Your will designates your future heirs and outlines what you would like to leave them. In addition, it can help you plan for your future by requesting such provisions as specific funeral preparations. Those with minor children especially need a will, as it can allow them to appoint a guardian for their little ones. If you die without a valid will, a judge will appoint a personal representative for you as well as a guardian for your children and the Massachusetts's intestate laws will determine how your property is distributed. We can help you create a valid will to help you express your wishes and protect your family from a drawn-out
One of the major concerns of estate planning is asset protection, and we pride ourselves providing experienced legal counsel to our clients in this area of the law. We can help you plan for your nursing home care without compromising your estate by helping you qualify for Medicaid through asset transfer and irrevocable trusts. If you have a family business, we can help you pass it down to your children and grandchildren. In addition to leaving your loved ones with your property, you may also wish to have your legacy include a large donation to charity. We can assist you in the creation of a
charitable trust so you can continue to help others through your favorite charitable organization. While many firms can help you arrange for your future, we can help make sure that your wishes are actually executed in the future through processes like
The Probate Process in Hampshire County, MA
Losing a loved one is difficult for anyone, and tending to their estate after they have passed away can add unnecessary stress for even the strongest individual. At Legacy Counsellors, P.C., we pride ourselves on skillfully walking clients through the difficult probate and estate administration process. Collecting, maintaining, assessing and distributing a late loved one's property is never an easy task, but our firm can help you notify creditors, maintain property and more. If you had a
prenuptial agreement with a late spouse and are concerned about your inheritance, we can review your legal documents and walk you through the process of obtaining the property you deserve.
Legacy Counsellors: Helping Families Create a Lasting Legacy
Dealing with mortality and financial planning matters can seem overwhelming, but it is important to take the necessary legal steps if you would like to protect your assets and provide for your family. Our firm deals solely with estate planning and probate matters, and we can help your protect your assets for your spouse, children, grandchildren and loved ones in the future. Contact a Hampshire County estate planning lawyer from our firm today to learn more about estate planning and the probate process.
We proudly serve residents of Northampton, Easthampton, Ware, Amherst, Southampton, and Belchertown.