Rebecca J. Benson is Of Counsel to Margolis Bloom, LLP. Since 1991, her practice has... more
Rebecca J. Benson is Of Counsel to Margolis Bloom, LLP. Since 1991, her practice has been focused on long-term care planning, estate planning for beneficiaries with special needs, and guardianship and conservatorship. She is also an experienced advocate for the rights of nursing home and assisted living residents. Rebecca serves on the SJCs Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee, the Steering... view profile
"Estate" is the legal term used to define your property and money—basically, everything that belongs to you. Estate planning attorneys tell you different strategies you can use to transfer your belongings after you die. By planning your estate, you can maximize its value by minimizing taxes and eliminating court costs and interference. Estate planning attorneys also help you control and protect your estate during your lifetime, by writing documents that allow you to transfer property and money to children, charities, or others in a way you desire.