Hingham Estate and Tax Lawyers
All-Purpose Estate Planning for Hingham/Duxbury Clients
With more than 25 years of estate and tax planning experience, we understand the importance of a well-conceived, fully integrated estate plan. For most of our Hingham/Duxbury area clients, an effective estate plan involves a lot more than just a simple will and a trust document.
At Cushing & Dolan, P.C., we offer sophisticated counsel for each client’s unique estate planning needs. Our Hingham estate and tax attorneys offer a complete range of estate planning service for our Boston area clients. We can use a number of different tools to help you strategically prepare for wealth transfer and business succession, including:
Trusts are often essential to an integrated estate plan.
- Revocable trusts (living trust)
- Homestead declaration
- Irrevocable trusts
- Irrevocable life insurance trusts
- Domestic asset protection trusts
- Intentionally defective grantor trust
- Realty trusts (nominee trust)
- Qualified personal residence trust vs. home security trust
- Special needs trusts
- Charitable trusts
By taking the time to listen to you at your free initial consultation, we can help you determine which trusts instruments will best serve your overall estate planning goals. We can help you determine whether a qualified personal residence trust or a home security trust would be better and the pros and cons of a grantor retained annuity trust vs. a sale to intentionally defective grantor trust. Let us help you maximize your estate planning goals.
Health Care Directives and Powers of Attorney
An essential aspect of a complete estate plan involves preparing for the possibility of being unable to communicate your wishes or handle your own financial affairs. A living will (often called an advance health care directive) is an estate planning instrument in which you can name a health care proxy to make health care decisions for you and give specific instructions regarding your health care wishes. A durable power of attorney names an agent (called an attorney in fact) to handle your financial decisions. If an unforeseen illness or sudden accident renders you incapacitated or unable to communicate your wishes, having these devices in place can be an invaluable insurance policy to make sure your health care and financial matters are handled properly.