When making plans for your family, you need an estate plan that has been properly drafted and takes into consideration all potential issues that may arise. Attorney Sarah Miller offers a complete range of estate planning services, offering knowledge and the resources to effectively handle your immediate and long-term planning needs.
No one wants to think about death and dying. However, estate planning is often just as concerned with protecting the quality of life while you are still alive as it is with protection when you die. For instance, who would make decisions for you should you become incapacitated? We want to make sure that you know your options.
If you are one of the owners of a family-owned or closely-held business, then succession planning is an area of law that you will surely need guidance in. It is a critical piece of your life and estate plan. For the same reasons that it is important to develop and maintain a life and estate plan it is essential for you (and your fellow owners) to plan your exit strategy from your business well in advance. Without proper planning there can often be unintended and unpleasant consequences. There are many scenarios that may develop when a plan is not in place, such as finding out that you must now deal with a former partner’s ex-wife or his or her not so business-savvy son. Estate taxes based on the valuation of the company may also come into play with damaging results.
Attorney Sarah Miller can help you purchase or sell all or part of a business. We can also help you structure agreements, often referred to as “buy-sell” agreements, between all the owners of a business to keep any part of the business from falling into the wrong hands.
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Law Offices of Sarah A. Miller
75 North Main Street, East Longmeadow, MA 01028
The Law Office of Attorney Sarah A. Miller serves the following towns:
West Springfield, East Longmeadow, Springfield, Southwick, Longmeadow, Hampden, Wilbraham, Westfield, Indian Orchard, Three Rivers, Ludlow, Chicopee, Monson, Holyoke, Palmer, Thorndike, Bondsville, South Hadley, Granby, Wales, Brimfield, Agawam, Belchertown, Southampton, West Warren, Holland, Feeding Hills, Warren, Woronoco, Fiskdale, Russell, West Brookfield, Hadley, Amherst, Sturbridge, Berkshire County, Franklin County, Hampden County, Hampshire County and Worcester County.
Every family's circumstances and assets are unique. Our
estate planning expertise will provide you with
customized solutions for your needs and goals, including the strategic use of various types of trusts.
We can help establish the trust or trusts most appropriate to your objectives, including
Medicaid eligibility and
business succession. We offer comprehensive estate planning to clients of every income bracket in the
western Massachusetts area.
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FREE consultation, (413) 351-2100
Our services include:
Elder law is a broad area of legal practice that addresses the specialized legal concerns of seniors and disabled individuals of all ages. We specialize in helping seniors, disabled individuals and their families protect themselves, their assets, and plan for the future. We will help you navigate complicated government bureaucracies to ensure you receive all of the benefits to which you are entitled.
Many of our clients have some form of revocable trust, or "
living trust," which allows them to add or subtract assets as circumstances change over the years. We work with our clients to fund the revocable trust while they are still living, and also to ensure that any remaining
owned assets will "pour over" into the trust upon death. The trust serves the same purpose as a will regarding
distribution of assets to your designated
beneficiaries, without the time delays, expense and publicity of probate proceedings.
We can also help you with options for eliminating and reducing state and federal
estate taxes, and can explain all the types and applications of a trust, including:
Supplemental Needs Trusts (also known as
Special Needs Trusts)
Health Care Proxies,
Advanced Directives &
Durable Power of Attorney
Nursing Home Resident Rights