Designing Wills And Trusts To Meet Your Needs
Whether your estate planning goals are to provide for the day-to-day care and financial support of your children or to minimize estate taxes, wills and trusts are powerful tools to help you achieve them.
From our office in Dedham, for more than 30 years, The Law Office of Michael F. Cuddy has helped clients throughout Massachusetts design estate plans to meet their unique needs. From basic wills to complex estate plans involving a will in conjunction with a trust, we have the experience and knowledge to assist you.
Wills And Trusts: The Foundation Of Your Estate Plan
Each person who comes into our office has unique estate planning needs and goals. Our wills and trusts attorneys will spend time learning about your objectives and recommend estate planning tools to help you meet them.
Most basic estate plans include a will as well as a health care proxy and power of attorney. Trusts are another powerful and effective tool to help you meet your estate planning needs. There are several different types of trusts to choose from, each with its own distinct set of requirements and benefits.
If you have a child in your family with special needs, a special needs trust will allow you to financially support him or her without jeopardizing eligibility for government benefits. You may also use trusts to donate to charities, control how assets are distributed to minor children, avoid estate taxes and deplete your estate so you can qualify for MassHealth when the time comes for you to enter a nursing home.
Our firm will help you select and create the right trust to help you accomplish your estate planning goals. Additionally, we will use a will to pour over any assets that were not included in your estate at death.