DeBruyckere Law Offices – Communities We Serve — Swampscott, Massachusetts
Every adult should have at least a basic estate plan in place. That basic plan should also grow with you and your estate. The estate planning attorney you choose to help you construct your estate plan will have a significant impact on the ultimate success of that plan. At DeBruyckere Law Offices we understand what your estate plan means to you and to the people you hold dear. We would be honored to help you create your Swampscott, Massachusetts estate plan and hope to develop a lifelong relationship with you to ensure that your plan remains effective and relevant throughout your life.
Approximately 15 miles up the coast from Boston you will find the town of Swampscott, Massachusetts. Located in Essex County, Swampscott covers almost seven square miles and was home to 13,787 residents at the time of the 2010 Census.
Prior to the arrival of European settlors, Native Americans known as the Naumkeags inhabited the area they referred to as “land of the red rock” which would eventually become the town of Swampscott. The name “Swampscott,” in fact, comes from the Native American language and means “red rock.” In 1629, Francis Ingalls came and built the first Massachusetts Bay Colony tannery on Humphrey’s Brook, officially making Swampscott part of Lynn’s Ward One. Initially, Swampscott was primarily a fishing village, with one in three residents being involved in the fishing trade. In fact, Swampscott was put on the map in the early years off the 19th century when Ebenezer Thorndike invented the lobster pot and revolutionized the harvesting of lobster worldwide. The Swampscott Dory, a fishing boat still in use throughout the world today, was also invented in the town in 1840.
Swampscott separated from Lynn, and was officially incorporated, in 1852. As a beach town not far from Boston, Swampscott grew to become a favorite vacation destination of the wealthy. Grand hotels and resorts were built in the town during the 19th century, some of which are still standing today and are listed on the National Historic Register.
Today, Swampscott remains a fairly affluent community with beautiful neighborhoods and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean nearby. Although Swampscott remains a relatively small community, the dining, shopping, and entertainment options offered by larger cities are all available just a short drive away in Boston.
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Creating a comprehensive and cohesive estate plan today means you can rest assured that everything and everyone that matters to you will be protected for many years to come. The estate planning attorneys at DeBruyckere Law Offices have dedicated their practice to helping people just like you with their estate planning needs. We would be honored to sit down with you and help you get started on your Swampscott, Massachusetts estate plan.
Estate planning is not something that is accomplished in one sitting. In fact, your estate plan is something that should change and evolve with you throughout the course of your lifetime. For this reason, it is imperative that you choose your estate planning attorney with care and that you develop a successful working relationship with your attorney. Your initial estate plan will undoubtedly be rather simplistic, consisting of nothing more than a simple Last Will and Testament in many cases. It may not be long, however, before that plan need to be expanded to encompass your growing family. A spouse and/or child will prompt you to consider adding incapacity planning to your estate plan as well as to make beneficiary and fiduciary changes to your plan. You may also decide to create a trust t protect the inheritance you plan to leave your minor children. As your estate assets increase in value, asset protection and retirement planning may need to be included in your estate plan. Looking into the future may also prompt you to consider the high cost of long-term care and the need for Medicaid planning within your estate plan. Strong feelings with regard to end of life care may necessitate the addition of an advance directive while a funeral and burial planning component will ensure that your wishes are honored after you are gone.
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 Swampscott, Massachusetts area estate planning attorneys at DeBruyckere Law Offices by calling (978) 969-0331 to schedule your consultation.