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10 Questions To Help You Create Your Will

A Holistic Approach to Your Affairs For many people, especially those approaching middle- or retirement-age, know they should put together a plan for their estate, but feel overwhelmed by the details and options. They continue to put off estate planning for “another day” until, often, it is too late. Younger people also should consider their affairs, because there is no time like the present and because tomorrow is never guaranteed. In fact, putting together a comprehensive

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How can I best find a top rated estate attorney, licensed in both MA and NH, for settling my sister’s estate?

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: I’m looking for a top rated wills, trust, and probate attorney, licensed in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts, to help with settling the estate of my recently deceased sister. My brother and I are co-executors of her estate. My sister’s official residence was Nashua, New Hampshire where she owned a condo and filed her taxes. She also owned a house in Concord, Massachusetts. There are likely complications involving a trust for two of her

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Must a trustee transfer the title of a home he inherited (currently in a Trust) before selling it?

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: My friends brother was “willed” a home from his Father. His Father setup an irrevocable trust to handle his assets after death. My friends brother kept this property within the trust for almost 24 months, expensing taxes, repairs and other items as trust expenses, then sold the house directly from the trust and is now claiming 100% of the proceeds of the sale of the house. In other words, he charged the trust $20k

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How do I make the Trustee of my irrevocable Trust make good on an addendum that was written into the Trust?

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The trust states at ages 21, 25, and 35, I could withdrawal certain percentages of the principal for family needs.  At age 25 instead of taking 33% of 1.4 million, I agreed to purchase a home, go on vacation, and buy my now wife wedding ring. In the addendum, it states if I would like to purchase the home that I’m living in now I can have the opportunity to do so for $100,000. 

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Can I correct my name in a living trust?

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: My mother had a living trust made in 2002. The account who did the living trust had passed away in 2014. My mother passed away in Oct.2017. He put my name as Maria. My name is Marie. ANSWER BY MARGARET CROSS-BELIVEAU: The revocable trust because irrevocable upon your mother’s passing.  There is no changing it now. A one letter difference in a name is not a fatal error.  It is called a scrivnor’s error. 

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Trust distribution question

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: My sister is trustee on my mother’s trust.  She thought she could give me house because I was the oldest of my siblings.  Is that true? Now I don’t think that’s true because I have a lot of siblings that are beneficiaries on the living trust. ANSWER BY MARGARET CROSS-BELIVEAU: Distributions from the trust are governed by the terms of the trust. The Trustee should consult an attorney to determine if she is following

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Can a Will be written to say that a home is left to remaining siblings but if they die their share goes back to the others?

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: My husband owns his family home (he does not live there). His brother lives there. He wants to put in his Will that the house is left to his seven brothers and sisters. He wants this house to remain in the family. He does not want any spouse or dependents to get this property. It’s like the last one standing will get the house. Is there any legal way to address this in a

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Trusts and asset protection

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Trust language specifies that after main beneficiary dies that the two remainder beneficiaries can receive their share as a total distribution after they reach age 25 if they request it. So they have the option of keeping some or all of their share in the trust per their request. Does this language offer the beneficiaries asset protection from divorce or creditors? If not, can anything be done to provide asset protection? The trust is

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