SOUTHCOAST ESTATE PLANNING BLOG

Estate Planning and Tax Season Go Hand-in-Hand

Add Estate Planning To Your List of Resolutions This Year The New Year means tax season is beginning. Here in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, like every other part of the country, we begin collecting our tax forms and looking for all possible…

5 Massachusetts Estate Planning Dos and Don’ts

5 Massachusetts Estate Planning Dos and Don’ts Attorney Andrew Garcia of SouthCoast Estate Planning offers 5 quick do’s and don’ts when it comes to your Massachusetts estate planing. Don’t name your minor kids as beneficiaries on your insurance policy. If…

Utah Man’s Self-Penned Obituary: Lessons We Can Learn

Utah Man’s Self-Penned Obituary: Lessons We Can Learn An obituary written by a 59 year old Utah man who died of throat cancer has gone viral.  Apparently in his obit, Val Patterson, spoke sweetly of a well-lived life and expressed…

The Importance of Writing a Will

The Importance of Writing a Will More than half of Americans die without leaving a will. Without a will or any legal arrangement state laws will control how your assets and finances will be passed onto you loved ones. But…

What Does Intestate Mean?

1. Of or relating to a person who has died without a valid will. 2. One who has died without a will. In Massachusetts when you die without a Will you are said to have died “intestate.”  If you die…

Trusts: Recipe for cooking a great Trust with Attorney Andrew Garcia

[youtube=//www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq9tR5EYJLc&feature=channel_video_title] Attorney and Cooking Enthusiast Andrew Garcia passes along his recipe for Cooking up a Great Trust. Andrew spells out the necessary steps that a family needs in order to create an effective trust. If you would like to set…