Boston Attorney Updates Estate Planning Guide to Reflect Recent Changes in Estate Law

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Attorney, Patricia Annino recently announced the release of an updated version of her successful book, Women and Money: A Practical Guide to Estate Planning to include recent changes in the laws that govern how we protect our assets during and beyond our lifetime. Women control 75 percent of the total personal wealth in the United States today, fill more than half the jobs, earn more than half the college degrees, and make up the fastest growing sector of new business owners. Yet most American women have not taken steps to put the legal mechanisms in place through estate planning to protect their assets, their families and themselves.

Attorney, Patricia Annino recently announced the release of an updated version of her successful book, Women and Money: A Practical Guide to Estate Planning to include recent changes in the laws that govern how we protect our assets during and beyond our lifetime.

Women control 75 percent of the total personal wealth in the United States today, fill more than half the jobs, earn more than half the college degrees, and make up the fastest growing sector of new business owners. Yet most American women have not taken steps to put the legal mechanisms in place through estate planning to protect their assets, their families and themselves.

Annino’s book is an exhortation, resource and trusted companion for women in all facets of life. Annino, has been advising both men and women about estate planning for more than two decades, and wrote the book to make a complicated process easily accessible to readers by explaining away the legal jargon, bringing the issues to life with real life stories, and addressing the concerns of women in all age and economic groups.

The first time a new mother leaves her baby with a sitter, she leaves detailed instructions. Estate planning is a way to leave instructions for a lifetime, a way to make sure that if anything ever happens to you, the person you want to take care of your children will do so, your directions will determine the care they will be given, and your finances will be great enough to cover all costs.

This is a book for women with significant assets and women with concerns about their financial futures, women with elderly parents and women with special needs children, single, married, divorced, widowed, and remarrying women. In short, this is a book for any woman who wants to control her own financial destiny and protect those she cares about most.

*How can you protect your business if something happens to your business partner?
*How can you make sure that your alimony checks will continue even if your ex-husband dies?
*How might a living-together agreement protect you if you are an unmarried couple?

These are just a few of the questions answered in Women and Money: A Practical Guide To Estate Planning.

Author Patricia M. Annino is a nationally recognized authority on estate planning and a partner in the Boston law firm or Prince Lobe, Glovsky &Tye LLP where she chairs the Estate Planning and Tax Group. A graduate of Smith College and Suffolk University Law School, she earned a Masters Degree in taxation at Boston University School of Law.

She has taught courses in the Bentley College Masters in Taxation Program on Estate and Gift Taxation and Estate Planning. She has conducted more than 120 seminars on the subject for public and private organizations, including IBM; BNY/Mellon Bank, Northeastern University, A.I.C.P.A., Boston Tax Institute, Harvard Business School, Smith College, John Hancock Life Insurance Company, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, Foundation for Continuing Education, the American,Massachusetts, the Boston Bar Associations; and the Massachusetts Bankers Association.

Ms. Annino has received the highest (AV) rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and has been repeatedly selected by her peers as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” (Trust and Estates). She has been voted a Massachusetts Superlawyer and a Top 50 Massachusetts Female SuperLawyer by her peers and an independent Blue Ribbon Committee (published in Boston Magazine and SuperLawyer Magazine).

To order the updated version of Women and Money: A Practical Guide to Estate Planning go to Amazon.com - http://amzn.to/hOHuEV.

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