Nikolaus "Nik" Schuttauf advises families and individuals on all aspects of estate planning, probate and trust administration, and estate tax returns. He works with clients to develop customized estate plans that carry out their wishes, minimize estate taxes and avoid probate.
Having two young daughters himself, Nik understands the important estate planning decisions facing couples with minor children and helps these couples plan for the unexpected by creating estate plans addressing issues, such as guardians for minors and utilizing trusts to manage and conserve children's inheritances.
Nik is licensed in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Florida, which allows him to provide seamless service and guidance to the many "snowbird" clients who spend a portion of the year in the Sunshine State and are changing their residency.
For estate and trust administration matters, Nik assists clients and their families in addressing the many difficult issues that can arise upon the passing of loved ones. Such issues include navigating the often complex probate court process; assisting clients with distributing assets, such as real estate, investments, and retirement accounts to the intended beneficiaries: and preparing the required federal and state estate tax returns.
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CALI Award for Excellence in Massachusetts Practice and Procedure
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