Having the

As families gather together for the upcoming holidays and consider what to give each other, one invaluable gift is often overlooked.   It is a loving and open conversation about the future, in which family members discuss sensitive issues about how the family plans to face the aging, illness, and mortality of its members.

Families . . . → Read More: Having the “Conversation” is a priceless holiday gift

Estate Tax Affects More of Us than You Might Expect

Most of us hear the words “estate tax” and think that can’t apply to us, but only to the Donald Trumps and the Warren Buffetts of the world.  You’d be surprised.  Estate tax is the amount that your family will owe the government when you die, and is calculated by the value of all . . . → Read More: Estate Tax Affects More of Us than You Might Expect

Understanding Losses: Estate Planning and Compounding Interest

My Massachusetts and Rhode Island clients look to me to do their estate and asset-protection planning, so they can leave as much money as possible to their children and grandchildren.   They want their families to thrive.  At DLO, we know that the estate plan itself is only part of the solution, and we . . . → Read More: Understanding Losses: Estate Planning and Compounding Interest

Wealth Protection Strategies: Avoiding Losses

 

When my Massachusetts and Rhode Island clients first come to me for estate or elder law planning, I always determine right away if they have a financial planner and other essential advisors.  Why?   I am in the business of protecting my clients’ wealth so they can pass most or all of it on . . . → Read More: Wealth Protection Strategies: Avoiding Losses

Understanding Losses: Property

Good estate planning only works if your property is still there when it’s time to pass it on to your family.  Many of my Massachusetts and Rhode Island clients have property that has increased in value since the time they acquired it.   Property insurance provides protection against most risks to property, such as fire, . . . → Read More: Understanding Losses: Property