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.
Following are some of our areas of specialty:
Estate Planning Law
Some people assume that Estate Planning is only about asset allocation… not true! Let’s face it: life is filled with unanticipated events. A well drafted Estate Plan can protect you and help your loved ones answer unanticipated and life-changing questions that arise about your life, death, sickness and the unknown.
We handle the full spectrum of divorce alternatives, from mediation and collaborative law to litigation. We understand what a tough time going through a divorce can be for our clients, and we help them with critical issues such as custody and support issues, and the division of property. We even provide a team of experts from related fields to help our clients, and host special “Divorce Bootcamp” events. Bottom line: we protect our clients, their families and assets by guiding them through the legal process and advocating for them 24/7.
Child Custody Law
Custody matters can be confusing, emotional, and overwhelming. When faced with the unknown, having an advocate you can trust will allow you to reach the best possible outcome. Our thoughtful team approach will help you handle your case with grace and humility while protecting your assets and transitioning your family into its next phase of life. Let us help you make the right moves.
Are you deciding whether to enlist help caring for someone who is losing their ability to live independently? Do you feel ambivalent about doing so? Deborah’s experience with this challenging part of life may benefit you and your loved ones.
At DangerLaw, LLC, we have both the experience and the passion for working with LGBTQ couples. Our approach assures that you will get compassionate, up-to-date advice, and that we are sensitive to your concerns and feelings. We can share our expertise as it relates to LGBTQ estate planning, health care proxies and durable power of attorney, as well as adoptions and co-parenting. Let us know how we can help you.
Family Law Services Offered to Our Needham Heights Clients
- Family Law
- Health Care Proxies
- Division of Property
- Divorce Bootcamp
- LGBTQ Planning
- Durable Powers of Attorney
- Estate Planning
- Asset Protection
- Special-Needs Trusts
- Probate Litigation
- Support Issues
- HIPAA Releases
- Caregiving Issues
- Collaborative Law
- Divorce Help
- Divorce Alternatives
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
Services Of An Experienced Family Law and Estate Planning Firm Can Ensure Proper Disposal of Assets
Estate planning is an important legal device that allows you to document all your assets and property and your desires for sharing the property among your heirs. It is important that for doing this you execute a proper will, that any attorney or another appointed person can execute, after your unfortunate demise.
Estate planning can also help you to secure your own financial future, and reduce dependency on retirement or pension plans. This planning can be in the form of a will, a trust, as a power of attorney or many other legally acceptable methods that can help in the orderly disposal of your assets after your death. Death is uncertain and cannot be predicted and a proper estate plan can help you to reduce taxes and other burdens on your family after you die.
It is always better if such a plan or will is carried out by a good legal firm that is qualified and knowledgeable and has a track record of carrying out similar plans for others. These firms will have on call the services of financial planners, estate planners, practitioners and analysts who can guide you through the process. It is important that you start the process of estate planning with the help of the legal advisers by making a full declaration of all your assets, along with the proper documentation. These will all require individual verification and probable assessment for values. It is also very important that you be very clear about the sharing of your property and be specific in this matter.
Estate laws are complex and require careful consideration to ensure that you get the maximum benefit through any estate plan. Your law firm should be able to give you the proper advice so that any investment plans you have are appropriate for both your personal and taxation matters. The plans should be drawn up in such a way that beneficiaries are the least taxed. It is also possible to gift assets to beneficiaries even while you are alive.
Estate planning need not be a complicated affair, as long as you are clear in your mind, as to how your estate is to be disposed of, after your death. Be open minded and take the help of all your family members while you are drawing up the plans. Let them know that you are trying to secure their future in the best possible manner. A will or estate plan must be visited periodically to ensure that all the details in it are relevant and have not changed. You can always make changes if circumstances have changed and this remains your prerogative. You must ensure that this is done so that it remains legally enforceable and as per the advice of the lawyers firm that is handling your estate.
Lack of estate planning or a proper will can leave the disposal of your estate in the hands of the court and often this final disposal will be against your own wishes.
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