LegalZoom sued over low-cost wills and trusts

We’ve all seen the commercials. The ones featured prominently in primetime, during sporting events, in between the news and our favorite programs. I’m talking about the commercials with former O.J. Simpson attorney, Robert Shapiro, pitching his company, LegalZoom, as the next best thing since sliced bread.

Understanding the five year Medicaid look back

By Cathleen Summers After acquiring a lifetime of assets, many seniors wish to transfer these assets to loved ones. Before doing so, it is well...

What is the five year Medicaid look back rule?

By Cathleen Summers When you apply for Medicaid (known as MassHealth in Massachusetts) to pay for nursing home costs for a parent or spouse, the...

How essential are prenuptial agreements for seniors?

By Linda T. Cammuso When my clients plan to marry, I advise them that a prenuptial agreement should be considered before they take that life-changing...

Understanding a Medicare glitch can save money

By Linda T. Cammuso When you are admitted to a hospital, you might naturally think that you are an inpatient. But, the hospital may have...

‘I love you wills’: Romantic gesture or disaster?

By Linda T. Cammuso Married couples commonly have simple reciprocal wills that name each other as the beneficiary of the other’s estate. Known as “I...

Second marriages pose challenges in estate, benefits planning

Second marriages are as common in the 50 plus population as they are with younger married couples. Couples who have remarried are often unaware of the legal and financial implications of their marriage.

Vital steps to take after you lose a loved one

By Linda T. Cammuso Losing a loved one is devastating and stressful. From planning burial services and notifying family members and friends, to fulfilling the...

Another important chapter in state’s probate code

By Linda T. Cammuso The new Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) was signed into law several years ago and several important and significant changes took...

DOMA Decision: What it means for estate planning

By Linda T. Cammuso The Commonwealth of Massachusetts legalized same-sex marriage in 2004. While the intent was to put same-sex couples on equal footing with...