Family Lawyers Serving Needham Heights
At DangerLaw LLC, founded by Attorney Deborah Danger, we work with our clients to protect their wishes and care for their families. Whether it’s customized Estate Planning (wills, trusts, health care proxy etc.) or Family Law (prenuptials, divorce, custody and support issues), our Needham Heights clients rely on us to help them navigate these challenging life situations.
DangerLaw is a law firm specializing in affairs of the heart. You can rely on us to make the process comfortable and productive. With our warm, collaborative spirit and professional approach, we deliver timely results, while ensuring:
- Solid legal guidance grounded in years of experience and practical wisdom.
- A true partnership that considers your needs, first.
- A creative and thoughtful process that makes it easier to talk about difficult subjects.
- Competitive fees.
- Convenient client meeting times. Anytime that’s convenient for you is convenient for us.
- Responsiveness and timeliness. Emails and phone calls are answered quickly, and all documents are finalized on a timely basis.
Whether You Need Help with Estate Planning, Family Law or Probate Litigation, We Can Help
We often see the best people at the hardest moments of their lives. As a result, we plan for the unexpected so that we can help protect your and your family’s assets. We support you to put your family first. We work hard to make sure your children experience an optimal transition with as little stress as possible during challenging times. And we help put your mind at ease during the major changes elderly family members go through as they age.
Family Law Services Offered to Our Needham Heights Clients
- Caregiving Issues
- Estate Planning
- Support Issues
- Division of Property
- Collaborative Law
- Special-Needs Trusts
- Family Law
- HIPAA Releases
- LGBTQ Planning
- Probate Litigation
- Divorce Alternatives
- Health Care Proxies
- Durable Powers of Attorney
- Divorce Bootcamp
- Asset Protection
Please feel free to contact us for a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss your needs.
More About Our Services for Needham Heights Residents
The Services Offered By Our Estate Planning And Family Law Firm
Do you know what will happen if you die without a will? No person can predict the time of their death and not many are eager to prepare their will, but it is a legal document that can help eliminate any problems of asset management after your demise. If you die without a will or trust, it is the duty of the courts to decide who will manage your estate, control assets, raise your children, and inherit your property.
To avoid this challenge, an heir should agree on a court-appointed administrator but this can become complicated if the heir is mentally incapacitated or underage. This article will provide information on the different services available to reduce complexity regarding family law and estate planning by family law attorneys.
As is mentioned above, the issue of drawing up a will is vitally important to identify who will inherit your possessions and administer your estate. If a will is not available and the heir is mentally incapacitated or underage, the courts may set aside the assets to be distributed to the dependent children when they come of age. Unfortunately, if a couple dies together the issue of distribution increase in complexity and the relatives of the individual who died first – even if it was merely by a few minutes – can lose out on an inheritance.
Without the use of a will, there is a lack of correct organization and it is possible that your assets may go unnoticed or become lost leaving your loved ones without any beneficial inheritance. This can be a stressful situation for individuals and could lead to emotional distress. Research has shown that some of the largest family disputes have surrounded inheritance issues and planning ahead can eliminate the development of family rifts that cannot be resolved.
A Durable Power Of Attorney For Property
Unfortunately, a will cannot be useful to you or your family when you are alive but incapacitated if you do not have a durable power of attorney for property in place. Without putting a durable power of attorney in place, it is impossible for a third-party to step in and automatically manage your financial affairs when you are unable to do so. A marriage license does not provide your spouse with the authority to control property or asset management; it is only a durable power of attorney that offers this responsibility.
If you are in a situation where you become mental incapacitated or unable to communicate and do not have a durable power of attorney, the courts will appoint an agent to represent your best interests. This can cause an ongoing financial nightmare for your family because all financial assets will become frozen.
A Durable Power Of Attorney For Health Care And Living Will
Another service offered by estate planning and family law attorneys is the living will with a durable power of attorney for health care. If you have not taken the time to legally make your wishes known, you may be kept alive and in pain when mentally incapacitated or non-communicative. This could result in increasing medical bills that will devour your estate. Planning can help your family follow according to your wishes and ensure they do not face any emotional distress or leave you to experience prolonged pain.
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