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Real estate developers offer choices to baby boomers

By Margot B. Birke The baby boomers are coming and real estate developers and health care providers are rushing to fill the desires and needs...

The basics: planning tools for everyone

By Cathleen Summers Now is the time to take the legal steps necessary to ensure that your assets are protected and that your wishes met....

Urge your adult children to have their own estate plan

By Linda T. Cammuso Most informed seniors have an estate plan, but what about their adult children? All too often, estate planning is perceived as...

What you should know about paying nursing home care

By Linda T. Cammuso Receiving care in a nursing home is a scenario that many seniors will face. Whether it’s a short-term rehab stay following...

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.

Medicaid/MassHealth: When is it too late to apply?

By Linda T. Cammuso Consider the following scenarios: •“My Medicare days are running out and I still need more rehab; what do I do now?” •“My mother...

New state law authorizes the creation of trusts for pets

By Linda T. Cammuso Until now, Massachusetts residents were prohibited from providing direct financial support for the care of a surviving pet upon the owner’s...

Failing yourself and loved ones if dementia strikes

By Linda T. Cammuso Failing to do an estate plan touches lives in ways that we often fail to imagine. So many people drag their...

Helping your adult children with their finances

By Linda T. Cammuso The United States economy is slowly recovering in the wake of the most significant financial crisis since the Great Depression. Still,...

Durable Powers of Attorney: Not so durable after all?

By Linda T. Cammuso A Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA), sometimes called just a “Power of Attorney,” is a legal document that allows you to...