Our Estate Planning Approach
At Cody, Cody & McCarthy, we strive to provide the finest estate planning services to our clients by:
- Building a fulfilling and trusting relationship with our clients;
- Listening carefully in order to fully understand our clients’ needs, hopes, fears and aspirations;
- Communicating clearly the most efficient and cost-effective manner in which our clients can accomplish their goals;
- Implementing a plan that our clients understand;
- Providing any necessary service to assure the success of the estate plan; and
- Continuing communication with clients regarding estate and tax law changes that may affect their plan.
The Estate Planning Process
Our fundamental estate plan requires approximately two to three weeks to design, draft and implement. This essential level of estate planning, which nearly all of our clients require, can completely shelter up to $1,000,000 for individuals and $2,000,000 for married couples from Massachusetts estate tax. The same planning can further shelter up to $10,000,000 from federal estate tax.
For our clients with larger estates, we employ the same process of listening, learning, designing and drafting, but due to the relative complexities of a larger estate, more time is required for the implementation of the advanced estate plan. However, attorneys at Cody, Cody & McCarthy will work with you to ensure that your plan is completed in the most efficient manner possible.
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The only ‘little thing’ I want to worry about is right here. Cody, Cody & McCarthy makes sure that’s possible.
They call it “Estate Planning” – I call it making sure that Emily here has everything she needs. I’ve invested a lot of time and money to make sure that my family is taken care of and I don’t want to see that slip away because of a lack of planning. The team at Cody, Cody & McCarthy not only asked the right questions, but took the time to listen to my answers and in just two weeks, we had a plan that ensures both the little and big things are taken care of.
Michael A*, Braintree, MA on taking care of those most important to him.
The Annual Maintenance Program
The Cody, Cody & McCarthy Annual Maintenance Program is designed to make it easier for clients to maintain a current, up-to-date estate plan that will provide peace of mind by protecting and providing for loved ones at all times. Read more
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