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Cryptocurrency investments and estate plans

When people decide to set up an estate plan, there are many different assets they may have to review. In the digital age, this may include cryptocurrency investments, for some people. As with any other type of investment, it is essential to make sure that these assets are handled appropriately in the event that you pass away. Moreover, special considerations may be necessary due to the unique nature of cryptocurrency investments. The Curley Law Firm knows how important it is for investors across the state of Massachusetts to protect their assets and ensure the proper distribution of these funds among loved ones.

Understanding the process of estate planning can prevent mistakes

One of the last things that many Massachusetts families consider doing is planning their estate. For many folks, they do not see the value in spending time and resources to plan their future when their immediate situation is satisfactory, comfortable and successful. However, people who fail to plan ahead and take initiative when it comes to preparing their estate, may be in for a rude awakening when their assets are not distributed the way they would have envisioned. Their procrastination can also create major stress and contention for surviving family members. 

Different ways divorce may affect your estate plan

There are a wide variety of issues that couples often have to work through when they end their marriage and in the wake of their divorce. From financial matters such as property distribution, child support payments and alimony to custody disputes and parental relocation, divorce can be a tricky time for many people. Moreover, there are other issues that may need to be closely examined when a marriage is terminated. For example, someone who has an estate plan may need to make revisions once their marriage has been brought to an end.

Workplace accidents and estate planning

Each day, people across the U.S. are injured on the job. Whether they are hurt while working in a field that is often recognized as dangerous, such as the construction industry, or sustain a work-related injury while working in an office, the consequences of work accident can be devastating. Moreover, these accidents can have an impact on workers in many other ways. For example, it may affect their estate plan.

Child support and your estate plan

We understand that parents who are struggling with child support may be facing numerous challenges in their daily lives, from a financial and even an emotional point of view. While it can be difficult to work through these matters, especially for someone who already feels too stressed out with daily life, it is crucial to prevent additional complications from arising. For example, someone may need to take a second look at their estate plan as a result of child support issues.

Different ways an auto crash can affect your estate

When it comes to estate planning, many different factors may need to be considered, such as the way your assets will be divided between your loved ones and the type of estate plan that suits your needs best. It is also important to bear in mind that unexpected life events, such as the end of a marriage or the birth of a child, can have a significant impact on an estate plan. Moreover, if you are involved in an auto accident, there are a multitude of reasons why you may need to go over your estate plan and make changes.

Setting up a trust as a single parent

If your marriage recently came to an end or you are in the early stages of the divorce process, a wide variety of legal issues may be on your mind, from how your property will be divided to how you will adjust to life without your spouse. If you have children, this can be an especially challenging time. Moreover, there are a number of financial concerns you may have, such as how you can help protect your child’s financial future as a single parent. For some, setting up a trust is an excellent way to accomplish this.

Estate plans and preventing family drama

Our law firm has addressed some of the challenges that may arise with regard to estate planning, from reviewing your estate plan after a divorce to deciding which one is right in the first place. With that said, there are far more issues to take into consideration if you are setting up an estate plan, some of which may be unique to your personal circumstances and those involving your loved ones. For example, decisions that are made regarding a will or a trust could lead to hostility and arguments within a family.

Estate plans and child support

When creating an estate plan or taking a second look at an existing estate plan, people may have various questions. For example, some may wonder how child support obligations will affect their plan or beneficiaries. As with all estate planning issues, it is essential to make sure that the most practical course of action is identified.

Remarriage and your estate plan

When two people decide that it is time to bring their marriage to an end, their lives may be changed in all sorts of ways. Often, divorce can lead to a fresh start, especially for those who may not have been happy in their marriage. However, there are also various legal issues that may need to be assessed, such as the way in which divorce will affect an estate plan. Sometimes, people decide to get married to someone else after they have split up with their previous spouse, in which case they may want to add their new spouse to the estate plan.