Estate Planning Attorneys Securing Family Stability in Barnstable County and Southern Massachusetts
The Law Office of Boyd & Boyd was established in 1976 and incorporated in 1992 by father-and-son founders. The staff at Boyd & Boyd, P.C. includes several family members. The firm has a cordial approach to the practice of law, translating the elaborate details of estate planning, wills, and trusts into simple English. Our intention is to provide you and your family with all the legal advice you need to know to make informed decisions and protect your estate and your family.
Boyd & Boyd, P.C. is honored to hold the highest rating in Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory. This is a rating by our peers who have granted us the “AV” rating, thereby endorsing the firm as possessing both the highest legal competence and highest ethical standards. Our firm is also listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Few Cape Cod firms possess this honored recognition, and it acts as even more evidence of our focus on providing friendly and top-notch Estate Planning services and information.
Estate And Trust Planning Services
Having an estate plan is key for those who want to be able to plan ahead in order to protect their assets and control how they will be distributed. There are numerous details and steps that you may have to take on upon the passing of a loved one, including disclaimer planning, portability advice, updating the survivor’s plan, and other issues.
Strategic planning is vitally important to be certain that all aspects of your estate plan have been addressed, so that your loved ones can focus on what they need after your passing and not have to stress about the details of how your estate is being dealt with. Navigating the various estate planning options and trusts can take up a lot of time and focus for most clients.
Strategic planning and routine updates to your trust and estate plan are important steps to ensuring your assets and wealth are passed on according to your desires. At Boyd & Boyd, we have helped numerous families work their way through the process by providing legal information and advice in clear and direct terms to help you in making the right decisions to have a robust estate plan in place.
Asset Protection and Elder Law Services
Elder Law is a subcategory of Estate Planning in which attorneys focus on assisting clients in making plans for retirement, long term care, incapacity planning, and other legal issues specifically for people with disabilities and seniors. An Elder Law Attorney can provide services and guidance for a variety of aspects related to aging. From assisting with estate planning, wills, trusts, and asset protection to walking clients through health care planning, long-term care planning, financial representation, guardianship, and assisted living, an Elder Law Attorney’s primary focus is on the challenges that come with getting older. Aside from assisting customers with planning for their later years of their lives, our Elder Law Attorneys at Boyd & Boyd can also help families with many aspects related to asset protection and aging.
Trustee and Executor Services
In a revocable trust, most creators often assign a relative as the trustee who will take over the responsibility of managing the trust. Many families opt to add a co-trustee such as an attorney who has vast experience maneuvering through the ins-and-outs of trusts. A Trust Attorney will have a clear and helpful understanding of state and federal laws that can affect your estate and can be more equipped to ensure that every aspect of the trust and related legal issues are understood and conveyed in directed and uncomplicated English. The same goes for those who have found themselves with the sobering responsibility of being an executor for a loved one’s estate — an often intimidating task that can benefit from the guidance of a legal professional.
This removes the burden from your trustee relative and enables your wishes to be respected and your assets divided up the way you intended them to be. At Boyd & Boyd, the firm’s decades of experience managing trusts and helping families can remove the overwhelming confusion that often comes with most trust administration and estate administration factors.
How Can We Help?
Our attorneys’ approach is always client-centric, and we have the knowledge and experience to guide you on all your Estate Planning concerns. We work diligently to clarify the complexities and make the estate planning process simple and clear for all of our clients. Whether you are establishing a trust, need assistance understanding legal changes, or are unsure what steps to take in order to protect your assets and create a secure future for your beneficiaries and loved ones after your passing, our legal team is here to help. We are well-versed in all the current state and federal laws with regard to estates and inheritances and can help you through the process of preparing for the future, including assisting you with decisions about handing down wealth and assets to later generations in the most uncomplicated and least expensive manner possible.
About Barnstable County
Barnstable County is located in Massachusetts and comprises Cape Cod and associated islands. With a population of around 213,000 people as of 2020, Barnstable County was formed as part of the Plymouth Colony on June 2nd, 1685. It is one of the last separately functioning counties in Massachusetts, with the county government consisting of a legislative branch and an executive branch. Cape Cod is located in Barnstable County and offers some of the finest beaches in the world, and has been a historical and family-friendly vacation destination for decades. At Boyd & Boyd, we are honored to help Barnstable County families and neighbors to keep their assets protected and enjoy the calm and peaceful way of life in this wonderful corner of MA.
Call us at (508) 775-7800 for assistance or to learn more.