Creating a comprehensive estate plan may very well be the most important undertaking of your lifetime. That plan, if well drafted, should protect and provide for you and your loved ones both now and in the future. The estate planning attorneys at DeBruyckere Law Offices are committed to helping our friends and neighbors in the Winchester, Massachusetts area create an individualized estate plan that accomplishes all their estate planning goals. We know that choosing an attorney to help you with your estate planning needs is an important decision. We would appreciate the opportunity to sit down with you and discuss how we can help you with your estate plans.
Located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, just eight miles north of Boston and covering six square miles, the Town of Winchester had a population of 27,374 people as of the 2010 Census. The town’s history dates back to 1639 when it was purchased from Native Americans and shortly thereafter inhabited by European settlors. Originally known as Wakefield, the town was subsequently called Black Horse Village and South Woburn before eventually being incorporated as the Town of Winchester in 1850. The name was chosen in recognition of Colonel William P. Winchester of nearby Watertown, who pledged $3,000 toward the construction of the first town hall. During the latter half of the 19th Century and throughout the 20th Century, Winchester evolved from an agricultural and industrial town to an affluent bedroom community for the nearby City of Boston. Today, Winchester is the 7th wealthiest municipality in Massachusetts, allowing residents to enjoy award-winning schools and first class dining, entertainment and shopping all within a small town atmosphere just a short ride from the additional amenities offered in the much larger City of Boston.
DeBruyckere Law Offices in the Winchester, Massachusetts Community
The estate planning attorneys at DeBruyckere Law Offices are proud to serve the estate planning needs of the Winchester, Massachusetts community. Our goal is to create lifelong relationships with our clients who live and work in the Winchester community because estate planning, when done properly, is a lifelong process. As you move through the various stages of your life, and your estate becomes more complicated and complex, changes will need to be made to your estate plan in order to keep up. We hope to be there with you to ensure those changes are accounted for in your estate plan.
A successful estate plan requires a solid foundation; however, it also requires nurturing. Consequently, your estate plan is not something you create and forget about once it is in place. Instead, your estate plan is something that will need to be reviewed and updated throughout the course of your life as your estate and your family grows. Initially, your focus may be on nothing more than ensuring you do not leave behind an intestate estate should something happen to you. As such, a Last Will and Testament may be all you need in the beginning. Deciding to marry and/or become a parent, however, will change that as you now have a family to protect and provide for in your plan. At that point, you may decide to create a trust to protect your minor child’s inheritance, for example, as well as incorporate incapacity planning into your overall plan. As you move into middle age, you should begin merging your retirement plans with your estate plan to ensure that the two plans work in harmony with each other. Long before you reach retirement age, however, you should also consider adding Medicaid planning to your estate plan to ensure that you can afford the high cost of long-term care. Funeral planning along with advance directives should also be included in your overall estate plan if you want your wishes to be honored with regard to end of life medical treatment.
Debruyckere Law Offices our goal is to be with you every step of the way along your life’s journey. By developing a life-long relationship with you we believe we are able to do much more to protect you, your assets and your loved ones.
If you have estate planning questions or concerns, or would like to get started creating your estate plan, contact the experienced Winchester, Massachusetts estate planning attorneys at Debruyckere Law Offices by calling (978) 969-0331 to schedule your free consultation.