estate planning: Non-Tax Reasons for Trusts: Canton MA Area Estate Planning Attorney - 10/11/14 08:13 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney.   
Website:  vonweisslaw.com   
There are several non-tax reasons for utilizing trusts such as asset protection; avoiding probate; creditor protection; protection for the surviving spouse and children in the event the surviving spouse remarries; control and management of assets for spendthrifts, minors and those disabled; and avoiding ancillary probate for real estate owned in another state.  Moreover, living trusts are private (not public) documents and notice of the trust assets and accountings need be given only to the interested parties. 
Example:  Mr. and Mrs. … (1 comments)

estate planning: Non-Tax Reasons for Trusts: Randolph MA Area Estate Planning Attorney - 10/11/14 07:55 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney. 
 Website:  vonweisslaw.com 
There are several non-tax reasons for utilizing trusts such as asset protection; avoiding probate; creditor protection; protection for the surviving spouse and children in the event the surviving spouse remarries; control and management of assets for spendthrifts, minors and those disabled; and avoiding ancillary probate for real estate owned in another state.  Moreover, living trusts are private (not public) documents and notice of the trust assets and accountings need be given only to the interested parties.
 
Example:  Mr. and … (0 comments)

estate planning: Non-Tax Reasons for Trusts: Whitman MA Area Estate Planning Attorney - 05/04/14 12:39 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an estate planning lawyer and elder law attorney in Easton, MA.
Website:  vonweisslaw.com 
There are several non-tax reasons for utilizing trusts such as asset protection; avoiding probate; creditor protection; protection for the surviving spouse and children in the event the surviving spouse remarries; control and management of assets for spendthrifts, minors and those disabled; and avoiding ancillary probate for real estate owned in another state.  Moreover, living trusts are private (not public) documents and notice of the trust assets and accountings need be given only to the interested parties.
Example:  Mr. and … (0 comments)

estate planning: What If My Spouse Dies Without A Will? By Attleboro MA Area Attorney - 05/03/14 03:53 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an estate planning lawyer and elder law attorney in Easton, MA.
Website:  vonweisslaw.com
What do I get if my spouse dies without a Will?
 
A preliminary issue is whether there is a valid and enforceable prenuptial agreement or separation agreement impacting the inheritance rights of the surviving spouse.  The balance of this blog assumes there is no such valid and enforceable prenuptial or separation agreement. 
The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012.
 
In the absence of a Will, § 2-102 of the MUPC provides … (0 comments)

estate planning: Effect Of My Divorce On My Estate Plan? By Attleboro MA Area Attorney - 05/03/14 03:53 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney. 
Website:  vonweisslaw.com
The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012. 
I am often asked "How does my divorce affect my estate plan?"   
The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012. Before the MUPC, Massachusetts law provided that divorce revoked the provisions in favor of a former spouse in a pre-existing Will (the former spouse was treated as having died first).  The net effect was that the former spouse did not inherit directly under … (0 comments)

estate planning: Attleboro MA Area Estate Planning Attorney: When Will Omits A Child - 05/03/14 03:51 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney.  
Website:  vonweisslaw.com
The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012. 
Before the MUPC, Massachusetts law provided that a child not included in the will (“omitted child”), or their descendant(s) in certain circumstances, may elect (by filing a timely claim) to take an intestate share (what he or she would have gotten if no Will), regardless of whether the child was born before or after the execution of the Will, unless (1) the omitted child (or their descendant(s) in certain … (0 comments)

estate planning: What If My Spouse Dies Without A Will? By Norwood MA Area Attorney - 05/03/14 02:52 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an estate planning lawyer and elder law attorney in Easton, MA.
Website:  vonweisslaw.com
 
What do I get if my spouse dies without a Will?
 
A preliminary issue is whether there is a valid and enforceable prenuptial agreement or separation agreement impacting the inheritance rights of the surviving spouse.  The balance of this blog assumes there is no such valid and enforceable prenuptial or separation agreement. 
The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012.
 
In the absence of a Will, § 2-102 of the MUPC … (0 comments)

estate planning: Effect Of My Divorce On My Estate Plan? By Norwood MA Area Attorney - 05/03/14 02:51 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney. 
Website:  vonweisslaw.com
The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012. 
I am often asked "How does my divorce affect my estate plan?"   
The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012. Before the MUPC, Massachusetts law provided that divorce revoked the provisions in favor of a former spouse in a pre-existing Will (the former spouse was treated as having died first).  The net effect was that the former spouse did not inherit directly under … (0 comments)

estate planning: What If My Spouse Dies Without A Will? By Abington MA Area Attorney - 05/03/14 01:57 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an estate planning lawyer and elder law attorney in Easton, MA.
Website:  vonweisslaw.com
What do I get if my spouse dies without a Will?
 
A preliminary issue is whether there is a valid and enforceable prenuptial agreement or separation agreement impacting the inheritance rights of the surviving spouse.  The balance of this blog assumes there is no such valid and enforceable prenuptial or separation agreement. 
The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012.
 
In the absence of a Will, § 2-102 of the MUPC provides … (0 comments)

estate planning: Effect Of My Divorce On My Estate Plan? By Abington MA Area Attorney - 05/03/14 01:56 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney. 
Website:  vonweisslaw.com
The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012. 
I am often asked "How does my divorce affect my estate plan?"   
The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012. Before the MUPC, Massachusetts law provided that divorce revoked the provisions in favor of a former spouse in a pre-existing Will (the former spouse was treated as having died first).  The net effect was that the former spouse did not inherit directly under … (0 comments)

estate planning: What If My Spouse Dies Without A Will? By Rockland MA Area Attorney - 05/03/14 01:49 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an estate planning lawyer and elder law attorney in Easton, MA.
Website:  vonweisslaw.com
What do I get if my spouse dies without a Will?
 
A preliminary issue is whether there is a valid and enforceable prenuptial agreement or separation agreement impacting the inheritance rights of the surviving spouse.  The balance of this blog assumes there is no such valid and enforceable prenuptial or separation agreement. 
The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012.
 
In the absence of a Will, § 2-102 of the MUPC provides … (0 comments)

estate planning: Marriage Invalidates Will? By Foxboro MA Area Atty. Brigitte von Weiss - 05/02/14 02:07 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an estate planning lawyer and elder law attorney in Easton, MA.
Website:  vonweisslaw.com 
What happens if the will is older than the marriage? 
The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012. 
Before the MUPC, Massachusetts law provided that marriage invalidates a will in its entirety unless "it appears from the will that it was made in contemplation thereof."  Pretty simple and straightforward, right?   
Under the new law, things are a bit more complex.  Under section 2-301 of MUPC, if a surviving spouse married the decedent … (0 comments)

estate planning: Non-Tax Reasons for Trusts: Foxboro MA Area Estate Planning Attorney - 05/02/14 02:06 AM
 The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney.  
Website:  vonweisslaw.com
There are several non-tax reasons for utilizing trusts such as asset protection; avoiding probate; creditor protection; protection for the surviving spouse and children in the event the surviving spouse remarries; control and management of assets for spendthrifts, minors and those disabled; and avoiding ancillary probate for real estate owned in another state.  Moreover, living trusts are private (not public) documents and notice of the trust assets and accountings need be given only to the interested parties.
Example:  Mr. and Mrs. … (0 comments)

estate planning: What If My Spouse Dies Without A Will? By Foxboro MA Area Attorney - 05/02/14 02:05 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an estate planning lawyer and elder law attorney in Easton, MA.
Website:  vonweisslaw.com 
What do I get if my spouse dies without a Will?
 
A preliminary issue is whether there is a valid and enforceable prenuptial agreement or separation agreement impacting the inheritance rights of the surviving spouse.  The balance of this blog assumes there is no such valid and enforceable prenuptial or separation agreement. 
The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012.
 
In the absence of a Will, § 2-102 of the MUPC … (0 comments)

estate planning: Marriage Invalidates Will? By Raynham MA Area Atty. Brigitte von Weiss - 05/02/14 01:54 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an estate planning lawyer and elder law attorney in Easton, MA.
Website:  vonweisslaw.com
What happens if the will is older than the marriage? 
The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012. 
Before the MUPC, Massachusetts law provided that marriage invalidates a will in its entirety unless "it appears from the will that it was made in contemplation thereof."  Pretty simple and straightforward, right?   
Under the new law, things are a bit more complex.  Under section 2-301 of MUPC, if a surviving spouse married the decedent after … (0 comments)

estate planning: Non-Tax Reasons for Trusts: Raynham MA Area Estate Planning Attorney - 05/02/14 01:54 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an estate planning lawyer and elder law attorney in Easton, MA.
Website:  vonweisslaw.com
There are several non-tax reasons for utilizing trusts such as asset protection; avoiding probate; creditor protection; protection for the surviving spouse and children in the event the surviving spouse remarries; control and management of assets for spendthrifts, minors and those disabled; and avoiding ancillary probate for real estate owned in another state.  Moreover, living trusts are private (not public) documents and notice of the trust assets and accountings need be given only to the interested parties.
 
Example:  Mr. … (0 comments)

estate planning: Marriage Invalidates Will? By Norton MA Area Atty. Brigitte von Weiss - 05/02/14 01:44 AM

The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney.  

Website:  vonweisslaw.com
What happens if the will is older than the marriage? 
The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012. 
Before the MUPC, Massachusetts law provided that marriage invalidates a will in its entirety unless "it appears from the will that it was made in contemplation thereof."  Pretty simple and straightforward, right?   
Under the new law, things are a bit more complex.  Under section 2-301 of MUPC, if a surviving spouse married the decedent … (0 comments)

estate planning: Non-Tax Reasons for Trusts: Norton MA Area Estate Planning Attorney - 05/02/14 01:43 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney. 
Website:  vonweisslaw.com 
There are several non-tax reasons for utilizing trusts such as asset protection; avoiding probate; creditor protection; protection for the surviving spouse and children in the event the surviving spouse remarries; control and management of assets for spendthrifts, minors and those disabled; and avoiding ancillary probate for real estate owned in another state.  Moreover, living trusts are private (not public) documents and notice of the trust assets and accountings need be given only to the interested parties.
 
Example:  Mr. and Mrs. … (1 comments)

estate planning: Non-Tax Reasons for Trusts: Avon MA Area Estate Planning Attorney - 05/02/14 01:01 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an estate planning lawyer and elder law attorney in Easton, MA.
Website:  vonweisslaw.com
There are several non-tax reasons for utilizing trusts such as asset protection; avoiding probate; creditor protection; protection for the surviving spouse and children in the event the surviving spouse remarries; control and management of assets for spendthrifts, minors and those disabled; and avoiding ancillary probate for real estate owned in another state.  Moreover, living trusts are private (not public) documents and notice of the trust assets and accountings need be given only to the interested parties.
Example:  Mr. and Mrs. … (0 comments)

estate planning: Easton MA Attorney: Can You Disinherit Your Spouse Under MA Law? - 05/01/14 11:34 PM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an estate planning lawyer and elder law attorney in Easton, MA.
Website:  vonweisslaw.com
What if there is a Will, but the surviving spouse was left nothing or a token amount?  
Under Massachusetts law, can you disinherit your spouse?
 
A preliminary issue is whether there is a valid and enforceable prenuptial agreement or separation agreement impacting the inheritance rights of the surviving spouse.   
The balance of this blog assumes there is no such valid and enforceable prenuptial or separation agreement. 
Under Massachusetts law, a surviving spouse has the right to waive … (0 comments)

 
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