The Law Office of Lauren E. Kohl, LLC

Estate Planning

Probate & Estate Administration

make a plan for your estate

Don't let Massachusetts do your planning for you

The Law Office of Lauren E. Kohl, LLC is your trusted legal firm for Estate Planning and Probate & Estate administration. As the Principal of The Law Office of Lauren E. Kohl, LLC, I can help you understand how the legal process works and provide quality legal services so that your legacy lives on through your heirs and chosen beneficiaries.

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About Lauren E. Kohl

At the Law Office of Lauren E. Kohl, LLC, I offer a wide range of services. Based on my 20-plus years of experience in estate planning, I will work with you to devise the estate plan that is right for you and your family. With my experience in Probate & Estate administration, I will prepare required court filings and be there to guide and inform your named Personal Representative in making decisions regarding estate assets, giving advice regarding estate expenses and creditors, and ultimately distributing assets to your chosen beneficiaries.

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Services Offered

I offer a broad range of services in the Estate Planning and Probate & Estate administration areas. These include:

  • Estate Planning - When the time comes, you will want to make sure that your loved ones inherit and benefit from the assets you have built up during your lifetime. With decades of experience in this area, I am here to help guide you through the complex rules that inform the estate planning process, and help you determine what makes sense for you and your family based on your unique circumstances. In your Will, you will name the guardian for your minor children and also name the Personal Representative to represent your estate. When needed, I can assist you in deciding who to name in these two important roles. Many families will also create a Trust to hold assets for the benefit of those who cannot manage assets for themselves, and you will need to name a Trustee, who is needed to guard, manage, and distribute assets to the Trust's named beneficiaries. When needed, I can assist you in deciding who to name as the Trustee. Once the decision-making process is complete, I will draft your estate plan in accordance with your wishes.
  • Probate & Estate Administration - I offer assistance throughout the Probate & Estate Administration process, including drafting forms, giving advice regarding taxes, creditors, and expenses of the estate, and ensuring your Personal Representative makes the proper submissions to the probate court
  • During your Lifetime – Most clients will also need a Durable Power of Attorney and a Health Care Proxy. These documents assign an agent that can make financial and health care decisions on your behalf when and if you are unavailable to make those decisions for yourself. In addition, some clients may also want to implement lifetime gifting programs to effectively reduce estate taxes. Another approach is to make loans to a loved one and then ultimately forgive the indebtedness. These programs require careful attention to detail, and The Law Office of Lauren E. Kohl, LLC can effectuate these goals.

Schedule an Appointment

You can schedule an appointment during regular business hours. Evening appointments are limited to Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Law Office of Lauren E. Kohl, LLC is located in Newtonville, Massachusetts. In addition, I will travel to your home or office for your convenience. If you have any questions about these services, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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