Who will care for my pet: A reality check

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By Linda T. Cammuso We love our pets, we pamper them and we treat them like family — often to the chagrin of those who...

Medicaid/MassHealth: Emphasizing the need to plan

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By Linda T. Cammuso Nursing home care or the need for long-term-care services is among the most serious financial burden a senior will experience in...

Doing your will online could be dangerous

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By Linda T. Cammuso Thousands of individuals sidestep using an estate planning attorney to create their wills and other estate planning documents. Instead, they turn...

Who should you leave that diamond ring to?

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By Linda T. Cammuso A new client recently told me that he has been delaying the task of updating his will since his wife passed...

Demystifying probate part II: avoiding court

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By Linda T. Cammuso Last month, I discussed the probate process and people’s efforts to avoid probate, which often results in needless exposure of their...

Real estate developers offer choices to baby boomers

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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...

What is the five year Medicaid look back rule?

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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...

Plan for your future long-term care needs, now

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You may be taking care of elderly parents now or looking at that possibility in the near future. According to a report from USA Today/ABC News/Gallup Poll, 41 percent of baby boomers are helping take care of elderly parents by providing personal help, financial assistance or both.

National Healthcare Decisions Day draws attention to estate planning

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By Margot B. Birke April 16, 2011 was the fourth annual National Healthcare Decisions Day. Sponsored by the American Bar Association, the National Healthcare Decisions...

Durable Powers of Attorney: Not so durable after all?

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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...