Start Building Your Estate Plan Today
At Meyers & Welch, we can assist you in planning for who will handle your medical and financial affairs if you become disabled and who will manage your estate when you are gone. We have experience in drafting documents to accommodate your many needs and in navigating the probate process when administering an estate.
Get estate planning help today: When you are planning for the future of your estate, call978.745.4410 to speak to our experienced estate planning attorneys.
Building Your Estate Plan
At Meyers & Welch, we can help you to decide which, if any, of the following documents are in your interests:
- Wills — Writing a will allows you to choose what will happen to your assets when you pass away. Without one, the state will make those choices for you. Our Newburyport wills lawyers assist clients with various wills, including simple wills and pourover wills.
- Trusts — We assist clients with the formation of various trusts, including:
- Living trust — Also called inter vivos trusts, living trusts take effect during the life of the person who created the trust.
- Testamentary trust — Also called a trust under will, testamentary trusts are created by a will and take effect upon the death of the person who created the trust.
- Revocable trust — Revocable trusts can be altered or terminated by the person who created the trust.
- Irrevocable trust — Irrevocable trusts cannot be terminated by the person who created the trust.
- Special needs trust — Also called supplemental needs trusts, special needs trusts are created to ensure ongoing care of individuals with special needs, a handicap or a disability.
- Living wills — Our Newburyport living wills lawyers assist clients with their living will. A living will expresses a severely incapacitated person's desire not to be kept alive by artificial or extraordinary means should the expectation of recovery become unreasonable. Living wills are not binding in the state of Massachusetts.
- Health care proxy — A health care proxy is a written directive used to convey your wishes in the event you become incapacitated. A health care proxy can express your desires as well as name someone to make medical decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so.
- Powers of attorney — A power of attorney allows you to appoint someone else to handle your financial, health care and other affairs for you. We can provide you with powers of attorney, including durable powers of attorney (powers of attorney that continue even if you become incapacitated).
Going through the probate process, you want an attorney who will support your interests and values. You want a law firm that will work closely with you and provide quality, cost-effective legal services.
Our probate lawyers can assist you with probating and administering an estate. We are familiar with Massachusetts and New Hampshire probate laws. In some cases, it is better to have a third-party probate and administer the estate to avoid family bickering during asset distribution and circumvent the appearance of favoritism.
Our elder law lawyers can assist you with all elder law issues, including Life Care Planning. Please schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers to learn more about our services and how they can help your family.
CONTACT OUR LAW FIRM TODAY
For a consultation with an experienced estate planning lawyer, contact our law firm online. We have offices in Salem & Newburyport,, Massachusetts.
Creating Or Revising A Will
At Meyers & Welch, we provide estate planning services to help clients manage their affair during life and after they pass away. We assist with drafting various types of wills to account for an individual's assets when he or she dies. Contact our Salem law office at 978.745.4410 to learn more about creating a will from one of our experienced lawyers.
Newburyport Lawyers Drafting Last Will and Testaments
A last will and testament, commonly known as a "will," is a legal document that states where a person wants his or her assets to go after he or she dies. There are several types of wills, and they can be written in various ways:
- Simple will
- Pour-over will
- Living will
- Joint will
- Testamentary trust will
It is important to plan ahead and consider creating a will as soon as possible. For a will to be valid, you must be of a sound mind. You never know if something unexpected happens, like a brain injury or Alzheimer's disease, that would diminish your capacity to make your own decisions. Act now and contact our estate planning law firm to help you draft a will.
Experienced Estate Planning Attorneys
The attorneys at Meyers & Welch can assist you with drafting a will for a reasonable and affordable fee. We will listen intently to your wishes so that your will clearly and accurately expresses what you want. We will be careful in drafting your will to meet the requirements so that it will be legally valid. Let us put our experience to work for you.