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What happens if a person dies without a will in Massachusetts?

In a previous blog post, we discussed the virtues of having an estate plan in place. Without a will or plan created before the time of death, a person’s assets and real property will be distributed according to state law -- rather than his or her wishes. After all, those intentions cannot be verified without a clear written record.

L'Wren Scott's estate lessons

Massachusetts residents may learn from the recent death of New York fashion designer L'Wren Scott. Scott was found dead from an apparent suicide in her Manhattan apartment in March. Although no note was found, foul play was not suspected. L'Wren Scott was the longtime girlfriend of Mick Jagger, lead singer and frontman for the Rolling Stones.

Philip Seymour Hoffman estate not in good shape

Massachusetts readers, along with the rest of the country, may be following the news of the recent death of star Philip Seymour Hoffman. It turns out that the Oscar-winning actor left his estate paperwork in miserable shape. Experts guess that between almost $12- $15 million of his estimated $35 million estate could end up going to pay taxes.

Common problems with do-it-yourself wills

For many Massachusetts residents, designing an estate plan is a difficult but necessary action that must be taken. In most cases, this plan will help their loved ones be able to carry out the person's wishes. However, there are mistakes that are often made in the preparation of wills that could result in emotional and expensive arguments that ultimately have results that differ from what the person desired.

Heirs and mortgage loan assumption options, part 1: new rules

This blog is by no means aimed only at people whose estate planning decisions take place on an endless gravy train of high-asset accumulation. To be sure, we often write about wealth transfer in ways that make sure to include the upper end of the income spectrum.

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