DeBruyckere Law Offices — Communities We Serve — Lexington, Massachusetts
Your estate plan may represent the most important set of legal documents you create over the course of your lifetime given that the purpose of your estate plan is to protect you, your assets, and your loved ones. Given how important your estate plan is, selecting an estate planning attorney to assist you in the creation of that plan should be done with a commensurate level of care and consideration. The estate planning attorneys at DeBruyckere Law Offices in the Lexington, Massachusetts area understand how important your estate plan is to you and we would be honored to work with you during the creation of your plan.
Lexington was settled as far back as 1642 as part of Cambridge, Massachusetts. What is now known as the Town of Lexington was first incorporated as a parish, called Cambridge Farms, in 1691. Lexington was then incorporated as a separate town in 1713 at which time the name was changed to Lexington. How it received its name remains the subject of some controversy. Some people believe that it was named in honor of Lord Lexington, an English peer, while others believe that it was named after Lexington (which was pronounced and is today spelled Laxton) in Nottinghamshire, England.
No matter how the town got its name, it will always be remembered because of what happened on April 19, 1775. On that day, what many regard as the first battle of the American Revolutionary War was fought at Lexington. After the rout, the British marched on toward Concord where the militia had been allowed time to organize at the Old North Bridge. Consequently, the militia was able to turn back the British and prevent them from capturing and destroying the militia’s arms stores.
In the early colonial days, Vine Brook, which runs through Lexington, Burlington, and Bedford, and then empties into the Shawsheen River, was a focal point of the farming and industry of the town. It provided for many types of mills, and in the 20th Century, for farm irrigation. For decades, Lexington grew modestly while remaining largely a farming community, providing Boston with much of its produce. Helped by its proximity to Boston and the presence of a rail line to service its citizens and businesses, the town began to prosper. For many years, East Lexington was considered a separate village from the rest of the town, though it still had the same officers and Town Hall.
By the middle of the 20th century, most of the farms in and around Lexington became housing developments. The high-tech boom in the 1960s and 1970s caused Lexington to experience a jump in population. Property values in the town soared, and the school system became nationally recognized for its excellence.
DeBruyckere Law Offices in the Lexington, Massachusetts Community
The attorneys and staff at DeBruyckere Law Offices are proud to be part of the Lexington, Massachusetts community. We are also honored to be able to help our friends and neighbors in the community with their estate planning needs. Because estate planning is an ongoing process, we believe we serve our clients best by developing lifelong relationship with them that allow us to be there when life events prompt estate planning changes. We are honored to be part of the community and equally honored to be able to serve the residents who live there.
A comprehensive estate plan encompasses a number of inter-related goals and objectives that go beyond the distribution of estate assets at the time of your death. Because of the comprehensive nature of estate planning, it is important that you work with an experienced estate planning attorney who can help ensure that each of your goals is met within your plan. Moreover, an estate plan is not something you create and then forget. On the contrary, for your estate plan to work as intended, it must be reviewed and revised on a regular basis as well as when life events call for it.
Your initial estate plan, for instance, will likely focus on the distribution of your limited estate assets. Marriage and parenthood will cause you to add additional objectives to your plan, such as Incapacity planning and probate avoidance. As you mature and your estate grows, you will probably want to add things such as retirement planning and tax avoidance to your estate plan as well. Long-term care and Medicaid planning may also be beneficial to the success of your overall estate plan. With age, you may start to worry about end of life issues which may also prompt you to execute an advance directive and to incorporate funeral planning into your overall estate plan.
At 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 ae 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 Massachusetts estate planning attorneys at DeBruyckere Law Offices by calling (978) 969-0331 to schedule your consultation.