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Bellenden R. Hutcheson
(413) 584-5600
6 MARKET ST
NORTHAMPTON, MA
Specialties
Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills
Education
University of Michigan Law School,Columbia University,New York University
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Lisa Louise Halbert
(413) 584-1287
31 TRUMBULL RD
NORTHAMPTON, MA
Specialties
Estate Planning, Elder Law, Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning
Education
Western New England College School of Law,Amherst College
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Bruce M Fogel
(413) 584-1287
31 TRUMBULL RD
NORTHAMPTON, MA
Specialties
Business, Corporate, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Real Estate
Education
Boston University School of Law,Western New England College School of Law,Columbia College
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Robert C Sacco
(413) 536-4000
14 BOBALA RD
HOLYOKE, MA
Specialties
Business, Employment, Estate Planning, Criminal Defense
Education
Western New England College School of Law,Boston College
State Licensing
Massachusetts

William D Fitzpatrick
(413) 536-4000
14 BOBALA RD
HOLYOKE, MA
Specialties
Corporate, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Tax
Education
Harvard University Law School,Harvard College
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Mark I Berson
(413) 774-3741
1 FEDERAL ST
GREENFIELD, MA
Specialties
Family, Divorce, Child Custody, Personal Injury, Wills
Education
New York University School of Law,Suffolk University Law School,University of Vermont
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Benjamin Ayer Barnes
(413) 584-0368
64 GOTHIC ST
NORTHAMPTON, MA
Specialties
Real Estate, Estate Planning, Employment, Business, Intellectual Property
Education
Santa Clara University School of Law,University of Massachusetts, Amherst,University of Massachusett
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Maurice Joseph Ferriter
(413) 535-4200
150 LOWER WESTFIELD RD
HOLYOKE, MA
Specialties
State, Local And Municipal Law, Estate Planning, Energy
Education
Western New England College School of Law,University of Massachusetts, Amherst
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Peter C Connor
(413) 536-4000
14 BOBALA RD
HOLYOKE, MA
Specialties
Business, Real Estate, Estate Planning
Education
Western New England College School of Law,Boston University
State Licensing
Massachusetts

John J Ferriter
(413) 535-4200
150 LOWER WESTFIELD RD
HOLYOKE, MA
Specialties
Business, State, Local And Municipal Law, Employment, Real Estate, Estate Planning
Education
Western New England College School of Law,College of the Holy Cross
State Licensing
Massachusetts

The Importance of Writing a Will

The Importance of Writing a Will

Having a baby is a joyous event, and not one that you associate with dying! But, if something happens to you and your spouse, you want to make sure that your baby is taken care of both financially and emotionally. You don't want a lengthy court case over custody, or your child waiting until legal and financial documents are sorted out. If you write a will, your child will be covered should anything happen to you.

The most important consideration is who will be the legal guardian of your child. It may be quite simple a sister or brother, the baby's godmother, or it could be difficult. You need to know that the individual or couple is financially prepared to cover the costs of raising a child, as well as being able to provide the time and energy it takes to be a parent.

Some families choose one trustee to take care of money, which can take care of the child financially and deal with any trust funds once the child is older. They appoint another person or couple to be the child's legal guardian and take on all the parenting responsibilities. The executor of your will is the person who carries out your wishes and makes sure that they are followed after your death. You should leave a detailed letter with your will if you have special instructions for your funeral, how your child is raised, or what religious beliefs you want them to follow.

A number of couples set up a trust for their children in the event of their death, especially if they will be inheriting property or life insurance assets that could amount to a great deal. Also, this prevents mishandling of money while the child is younger; once they reach 18 or 21 years of age they take control of the entire amount.

The next step is to figure out your financial worth. You'll need to add up assets such as your home, car and retirement savings, and then subtract liabilities like loans and credit card debt. It's a good idea to double check your life insurance...

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