Estate Planning Attorneys Helping Families in Dukes County and Southeastern Massachusetts
The Law Office of Boyd & Boyd was founded in 1976 and incorporated 16 years later by the titular father and son. The staff at Boyd & Boyd, P.C. includes numerous family members. The firm has a friendly approach to the practice of law, simplifying the intricacies of estate planning, wills, and trusts into plain English. Our goal is to provide you and your family with all the knowledge and legal advice you need to make the most appropriate decisions to protect your estate and your future.
Boyd & Boyd, P.C. enjoys the highest rating in Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory. This is a rating by peers who, in granting the “AV” rating, endorse the firm as having the highest legal competence and highest ethical standards. We are also listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Not many Cape firms enjoy this recognition, which only serves as further evidence of our commitment to providing friendly and high-quality Estate Planning services and advice.
Estate And Trust Planning Services
Having an estate plan is fundamental for those who want to be able to plan ahead in order to protect their assets and determine how they will be distributed. There are many details and steps that you may have to take care of upon the death of a loved one, including disclaimer planning, portability advice, updating the survivor’s plan, and other considerations.
Strategic planning is extremely important to make sure all aspects of your estate plan have been addressed, so that your loved ones will be able to focus on what they need after your death and not have to worry about the details of how your property is being handled and distributed. Navigating the different estate planning options and trusts can be overwhelming and time-consuming for most clients.
Strategic planning and periodic updates to your trust and estate plan are fundamental to ensure your assets and wealth will be passed on according to your wishes. At Boyd & Boyd, we have helped many families walk through the process by providing legal advice and explanations in plain terms to assist you in making the right choices to have a strong estate plan in place.
Asset Protection and Elder Law Services
Elder Law is a subspecialty of Estate Planning in which attorneys focus on helping clients make plans for retirement, long term care, incapacity planning, and other legal issues specifically for seniors and people with disabilities. 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 guiding clients through health care planning, long-term care planning, financial representation, guardianship, and assisted living, an Elder Law Attorney’s main focus is on the needs and challenges that come with getting older. Besides assisting customers with planning for their latter years in life, our Elder Law Attorneys at Boyd & Boyd can also assist families with a myriad of aspects related to aging and asset protection.
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 decide to add a co-trustee such as an attorney who has vast experience navigating the ins and outs of trusts. A Trust Attorney will have a much deeper understanding of state and federal laws that can affect your estate and can be better equipped to ensure that every aspect of the trust and related laws are clarified and communicated in simple English. The same applies for those who have found themselves with the responsibility of being an executor for a loved one’s estate — a frequently intimidating task that benefits from professional guidance.
This removes the burden from your trustee relative and guarantees your wishes will be honored and your estate divided the way you wanted it to be. At Boyd & Boyd, we have many years of experience managing trusts and aiding families by removing the confusion that often comes along with several trust administration and estate administration issues.
How Can We Help?
Our attorneys take a client-first approach and possess the knowledge and skillset to advise you on all your Estate Planning needs. We work hard to remove confusion and make the estate planning process simple to decipher for all of our clients. Whether you are thinking of establishing a trust, need assistance understanding legal changes, or are unsure of what the process is to protect your estate and secure the well-being of your beneficiaries and loved ones after your passing, we are here to help. Our team is well-trained in current state and federal laws regarding estates and inheritances and can help you plan for the future, including aiding you to make decisions securing wealth and assets for future generations in the most straightforward and cost-effective manner possible.
About Dukes County
Dukes County is located in Massachusetts. With a population of around 17,000 people as of 2020, Dukes County was formed in 1695 and named after the Duke of York. Visitors can enjoy beautiful natural settings across the islands including famous Martha’s Vineyard. At Boyd & Boyd, we strive to serve Dukes County families and neighbors and help them secure their assets and enjoy the tranquility and peacefulness of this beautiful corner of Massachusetts.
Let us help when you need us. Call us at (508) 775-7800.