SOUTHCOAST ESTATE PLANNING BLOG

Living Together: 3 Reasons to Do Your Estate Plan in 2016

Massachusetts doesn’t recognize common law marriage no matter how long a couple has lived together.  Since common law marriage isn’t recognized, there are no laws that require that property be automatically passed on to a surviving partner after the death…

How to Protect Your Kids’ Inheritance in a Second Marriage

Why Second Marriage Estate Planning is Critical When you get remarried in Massachusetts having an estate plan becomes even more critical because without proper legal planning state law will control how your assets get passed on. If you have children…

Massachusetts Does Not Recognize Common Law Marriage

Massachusetts does not recognize the doctrine of “common law” marriage. It doesn’t matter how many years you’ve lived together, it could be 7 years or 70 years, you cannot have a marriage under common law in Massachusetts. This is true…

Should I short sell my Massachusetts home?

[youtube=//www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2ZV4wg8V5M&feature=channel_video_title] Episode 3 of “2nd Marriage Estate Planning” where Andrew Garcia continues to answer a viewer’s questions regarding her debt due to a short sale in Massachusetts. Does her debt now lie on the shoulders of her new husband as…

What happens during a Massachusetts short sale?

[youtube=//www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnhjV3yFuLo&feature=player_embedded] Episode 2 of “2nd Marriage Estate Planning” with Attorney Andrew Garcia What Happens During a Massachusetts Short Sale? Watch Episode 1: What is a short sale in Massachusetts?

What is a Short Sale in Massachusetts? Estate planning for 2nd Marriages

[youtube=//www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEs3o-Y43FE&feature=mh_lolz&list=HL1314720627] The first episode of our series “2nd Marriage Estate Planning” for Massachusetts residents. Attorney Andrew Garcia of Phillips Garcia Law has extensive knowledge and expertise in family estate planning, second marriage law, wrongful foreclosure, business law, and personal injury….

The Importance of Writing a Will

[youtube=//www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb5pdhEJYYs&feature=channel_video_title] 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 more importantly, without a legal…