Beyond the Will

  • Estate Planning During a PandemicJuly 02, 2020

    Malley 7.2-01As Tiffany mentioned in her introductory post, during the summer months we will be addressing our recent professional experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Private Client Group has remained busy during these unprecedented times. From the estate planning side, …

  • Beyond the Will – July/August 2020July 01, 2020

    It’s officially summertime here at Beyond the Will, and our editorial team is looking forward to sunshine, outdoor activity, and ongoing gradual progress toward the “new normal,” including expanded access to the Courts for estate administration and probate litigation matters.  …

  • Blended Families and Intestacy Laws with Step-ChildrenJune 25, 2020

    The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (“MUPC”), which went into effect on March 31, 2012, significantly changed estate administration in Massachusetts.  One particular area of change was taking into account modern “blended families” for the first time.  Blended families are very

  • Blended Families and Probate LitigationJune 17, 2020

    tiffany blended families-01Perhaps no family structure is more rife with the potential for probate litigation than a blended family. This is why careful planning is so important, as Patricia Malley so wisely advised earlier this month. Without careful planning and transparency …

  • Estate Planning for Blended FamiliesJune 04, 2020

    Patricia - Belnded FamiliesWe have all heard the “fact” that 50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce. While that “fact” may be fiction, and the actual divorce rate is seemingly less, the reality is that more marriages do end in …

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