Estate Planning Attorneys Providing Guidance for Families in Plymouth County and Southeastern Massachusetts
The Law Office of Boyd & Boyd was founded in 1976 and incorporated in 1992 by father and son. The staff at Boyd & Boyd, P.C. includes several family members. The firm has a friendly approach to the practice of law, translating the complexities 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. In addition, we are listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent. This is a recognition not enjoyed by many Cape Cod firms, and it only provides more evidence of our firm’s dedication to high-quality but approachable Estate Planning advice and services.
Estate And Trust Planning Services
Having an estate plan is vital for those who want to be able to be prepared in order to protect their assets and determine in what way they will be distributed. There are numerous details and steps that you may have to enact upon the passing of a loved one, including disclaimer planning, portability advice, updating the survivor’s plan, and some other considerations.
Strategic planning is very important to ensure all aspects of your estate plan have been dealt with, so that your loved ones can focus on what they need after your death without having to worry about the details of how your valuables are being handled and distributed. Navigating the various estate planning options and trusts can be overwhelming and time-consuming for many clients.
Strategic planning and occasional updates to your trust and estate plans 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 understood and explained 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 — an often daunting task that can benefit from professional guidance.
This takes the burden off your trustee relative and ensures your wishes will be respected and your assets distributed the way you wanted them to be. At Boyd & Boyd, we have decades of experience managing trusts and helping families by removing the overwhelming confusion that often comes along with many trust administration and estate administration matters.
How Can We Help?
Our attorneys take a client-centered approach and have the knowledge and experience to advise you on all your Estate Planning matters. We strive to remove complexities and make the estate planning process easy to understand for all of our clients. Whether you are considering establishing a trust, need help understanding changes in the law, or are unsure of what steps you need to take to protect your assets and secure the future of your beneficiaries and loved ones after your passing, our office is here to help. Our team is well-versed in all the current state and federal laws regarding estates and inheritances and can walk you through the process of planning for the future, including helping you make decisions about passing on wealth and assets to the next generations in the most straightforward and least-costly manner possible.
About Plymouth County
Plymouth County is located in Massachusetts and is the third largest county in MA by total area. With a population of around 514,000 people as of 2020, Plymouth County was formed in 1685 and annexed by the Massachusetts Colony a few years later. The city of Plymouth holds an important place in American history as the site of the colony formed by the pilgrims who arrived in the Mayflower, and it is one of the oldest municipalities in the country. At Boyd & Boyd, we strive to serve Plymouth County families and neighbors and help them preserve their assets and enjoy quiet living and peace of mind in this historical corner of Massachusetts.
Call us at (508) 775-7800 to learn more.