Estate Planning

Red Dog Legal offers estate planning for individuals and families, tailored to their specific needs.

We offer estate planning packages starting at $750 for individuals or $1200 for couples.

Packages include:

Simple Will
The will is the centerpiece of your estate plan. It determines who will take your property when you pass, who will administer your estate, and who will serve as a guardian to your minor children.

Living Will
A living will (also known as an “advance health care directive”) deals with end of life decisions if you’re unable to communicate your wishes. Note that while living wills are not binding in Massachusetts, they are useful because they help guide one’s health care agents and physicians about the choices a person would make if they were able.

Health Care Proxy
A health care proxy is the document where you name a health care agent. A health care agent is someone who can make health care decisions on your behalf in the event your doctor determines you are unable to make such decisions or communicate them effectively.

Durable Power of Attorney
A durable power of attorney is similar to a health care proxy, except that with this device you name a person who can act for you in legal, financial and other matters.

Optional: Revocable Living Trust (add $800 for an individual; $1200 for couples)

A revocable living trust is a trust that you create during your lifetime, which can help you manage your assets or protect you in the event that you become sick or disabled.  They also help avoid the time and expense of probate.