Boston Estate Planning Lawyer, Massachusetts


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Scott L. Machanic Lawyer

Scott L. Machanic

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Personal Injury, Business, Real Estate, Estate Planning
Big Firm Experience With A Small Town Personal Touch

Mr. Machanic has extensive experience in trial and appellate litigation. He has handled a wide range of business, bankruptcy, real estate, personal in... (more)

Mark L. Scheier Lawyer

Mark L. Scheier

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Real Estate, Estate, Estate Administration, Business, Estate Planning

Mark Scheier founded the firm with Michael Katin in 1990. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1972 and has practiced law in Acton since 1974. ... (more)

Lauren M. Burke

Criminal, Estate Planning, Family Law, Real Estate
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Thomas B. Drohan

Construction, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Family Law
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Devorah Anne Borenstein

Estate Planning, Family Law, Litigation, Wills & Probate
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Neil S Tassel

Litigation, Estate Planning, Family Law, Criminal
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Theonie J. Alicandro

Real Estate, Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Corporate
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Jeffrey P Allen

Corporate, Estate Planning, Family Law, Land Use & Zoning
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Hon. Isaac Borenstein

Arbitration, Criminal, Estate Planning, Family Law
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Rick Kraft

Business Organization, Estate Planning, Government Agencies, Mental Health
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LEGAL TERMS

MARITAL LIFE ESTATE TRUST

See AB trust.

PRETERMITTED HEIR

A child or spouse who is not mentioned in a will and whom the court believes was accidentally overlooked by the person who made the will. For example, a child b... (more...)
A child or spouse who is not mentioned in a will and whom the court believes was accidentally overlooked by the person who made the will. For example, a child born or adopted after the will is made may be deemed a pretermitted heir. If the court determines that an heir was accidentally omitted, that heir is entitled to receive the same share of the estate as she would have if the deceased had died without a will. A pretermitted heir is sometimes called an 'omitted heir.'

WARRANTY DEED

A seldom-used type of deed that contains express assurances about the legal validity of the title being transferred.

INHERITANCE TAXES

Taxes some states impose on people or organizations who inherit property from a deceased person's estate. The taxes are based on the value of the inherited prop... (more...)
Taxes some states impose on people or organizations who inherit property from a deceased person's estate. The taxes are based on the value of the inherited property.

RULE AGAINST PERPETUITIES

An exceedingly complex legal doctrine that limits the amount of time that property can be controlled after death by a person's instructions in a will. For examp... (more...)
An exceedingly complex legal doctrine that limits the amount of time that property can be controlled after death by a person's instructions in a will. For example, a person would not be allowed to leave property to her husband for his life, then to her children for their lives, then to her grandchildren. The gift would potentially go to the grandchildren at a point too remote in time.

SPECIAL ADMINISTRATOR

(1) In the law of wills and estates, a person appointed by the court to take charge of only a designated portion of an estate during probate. For example, a spe... (more...)
(1) In the law of wills and estates, a person appointed by the court to take charge of only a designated portion of an estate during probate. For example, a special administrator with particular expertise on art might be appointed to oversee the probate of a wealthy person's art collection, but not the entire estate. (2) A person appointed to be responsible for a deceased person's property for a limited time or during an emergency, such as a challenge to the will or to the qualifications of the named executor. In such cases, the special administrator's duty is to maintain and preserve the estate, not necessarily to take control of the probate process

TRUSTEE POWERS

The provisions in a trust document defining what the trustee may and may not do.

DEVISEE

A person or entity who inherits real estate under the terms of a will.

SWEARING MATCH

A case that turns on the word of one witness versus another. The outcome of a swearing match usually depends on whom the jury finds most trustworthy.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Dwyer v. Dwyer

... trust. She alleges that, because of drafting errors, the trust as written fails to give effect to one of the donor's principal estate planning goals, that is, to transfer his property to his family while minimizing adverse tax consequences. ...

Shultz v. Shultz

... Hanna and Lucas are the minor children of Arnon. Jean and Samson retained attorney Judah Rubin to implement an estate plan that would achieve their estate planning goals, one of which was the minimization of Federal and State estate taxes. ...

Germain v. Girard

... the lawsuit. Alan conducted all communications with Bowditch & Dewey concerning George's estate plan, initially with Fenton and later with Attorney Maryjo Hart (who prepared the estate planning documents). On November ...

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