Professional Estate Planning Service

Professional Estate Planning Services in Barnstable County

Representation for Your Family’s Future

With more than 20 years of experience in law, the Law Office of Chantal Hayes Rice, ready to represent you and your family. Our office is based in West Yarmouth, MA, and we have expertise in representing individuals in Massachusetts.

Navigating the legal system can be complex and confusing. The Law Office of Chantal Hayes Rice, Esq. offers several services for a variety of legal matters, including:

What Is Estate Planning?

Estate planning is the legal process of managing a person’s assets in the event of their death. This is done through an estate planning law firm while the individual is still alive. The process determines how a person’s estate will be managed, disposed of, and distributed after death.

An important component to a last will and testament, estate planning with an experienced attorney is an essential part of making a plan to distribute a person’s assets. Proper estate planning is necessary to ensure that your assets go where you want them to. Without a proper will, the state will determine which of your heirs inherit your property.

Estate planning can be a lengthy and complex process for clients and is state specific. That is why the Law Office of Chantal Hayes Rice, Esq. is dedicated to providing Barnstable County with professional legal representation for you and your family in the event of your death.

Why Is Estate Planning So Important?

There are a few key documents and services that are essential for the client to consider to ensure the estate planning process goes smoothly:

  • A last will and testament
  • Beneficiary designations for life insurance and retirement accounts
  • Power of attorney
  • Health care proxy
  • Letter of intent
  • Revocable living trust
  • Review of bank accounts, life insurance policies, deeds for real estate, and other financial documents

An experienced estate planning attorney can help you make sense of each step at your own pace.


Why Is Estate Planning So Important?

Ensuring that your estate is left in the proper hands after death is immensely important. Our law office wants you to be confident that all legal matters surrounding your estate and assets are taken care of according to your desires.

Consulting an estate planning lawyer before death is not only suggested, but necessary to making sure your assets are distributed in the way you desire. There are several reasons why estate planning is a necessary part of the will-writing process:

  • Failing to write a last will and testament means the state will determine how your property is distributed after death. However, a proper estate plan done by a lawyer with expertise removes this concern.
  • The tax and asset-transferring process after death is lengthy and confusing. Your loved ones may be required to pay estate taxes depending on how your property is valued. An estate planning service can limit the confusion that comes with transferring assets and accounting for estate taxes. Attempting to take these legal challenges on without proper representation often leads to problems and added expenses for the heirs.
  • You owe it to your loved ones to protect them after your death. Estate planning is important because it makes sure that your family is not only represented but is taken care of legally when it comes to distributing your assets. An estate planning lawyer will make sure your family is protected after your death.


Trust Us for Your Family’s Estate Planning

When it comes to planning for death and distributing your assets, the Law Office of Chantal Hayes Rice, Esq. is more than ready to represent you and your estate planning needs.


We will work to ensure your estate and assets are distributed the way you intend and help you make sense of it all. Trust your estate planning needs and questions to the Law Office of Chantal Hayes Rice, Esq. and take the first step to preparing your loved ones for the future.

Contact the Law Office of Chantal Hayes Rice, Esq.

Call us today at (508) 796-9348 for more information about our estate planning services. If you have questions, you can also reach us online. We look forward to representing you and your family.