LGBTQ Estate Planning

We know that the LGBTQ community and all of its diversity presents different needs in regards to life and estate planning.

LGBTQ people, including gay and lesbian couples, often have different and unique needs when it comes to Life and Estate planning. We pride ourselves in being sensitive and aware of these needs and offer a wide range of uniquely tailored options to address them. Read more about our LGBTQ Practice Concentration.

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Services To Meet Your Unique Needs

Life Planning

Elder Law & Disability, Home Health Care, Disability & Medicaid, Young Adults & College Students, Pre-Nuptial Agreements and Wisdom Transfer.

Estate Planning

Wills & Revocable Trusts, Charitable Giving, Planning for Pets and Trust Funding.

Estate, Gift & GST Taxes

Transfer Taxes, as they apply to federal and Massachusetts estate planning situations.

Advanced Estate Planning

Wealth Transfer Process, Asset Protection, Irrevocable Trusts and Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts.

Probate & Estate Administration

Settling the estate of a loved one after they have passed away.

Business Planning

General Counsel Services, Establishing a Business, Succession Planning, International Business and Data Privacy.

Urgent Planning

Emergency/concierge level estate planning in times of crisis, or when death is imminent.

Mediation

Dealing in sensitive subjects can often give rise to conflict between people.

Our Latest Articles

There are real-life lessons to learn from Lucille Ball, including from a lesser-known episode involving her daughter and her widower’s second wife that provides important estate planning lessons about remarriage.

Too little estate planning can put your heirs in a bind and tie up your estate in time-consuming and costly probate litigation.

Gloria Vanderbilt was herself the beneficiary of a trust fund worth an estimated $2.5–$5 million in 1925, or around $35–$70 million today.

If you have significant wealth, things like estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer (GST) taxes need to be discussed – and how they can impact your taxes.

Testimonials

The Squillace team works hard to make sure that you understand all your options and why planning is important.

Even as we were managing and planning for difficult scenarios, we were consistently impressed by the sensitive and thoughtful approach.

Scott and his team were always attentive, approachable, thoughtful and competent during all our consultations.

Boston Estate Planning Council

Independent Trustee Alliance

The American College of Trust and Estate Council

Wealth Counsel

International Advisory Experts

Super Lawyers – Scott E. Squillace

Super Lawyers – Brett J. Barthelmeh

Super Lawyers – Heather A. Reid

Best of the Best Attorneys

We are licensed in other jurisdictions and work with other attorneys nationally via our network.

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