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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Understanding Homestead protection: How it protects you

If you own your own home and believe that it is protected because you have a Declaration of Homestead it is important that you and your loved ones fully understand the law.

What is elder law and how does it apply to families?

The National Elder Law Foundation defines elder law as “the legal practice of counseling and representing older persons or their representatives.” On its face the definition appears to be both simple and clear.

Selecting the right person to handle your estate plan

By Linda T. Cammuso Choosing the personal representative (the new term in Massachusetts for “executor”) of your estate is one of the most important decisions...

New LTC Insurance law protects consumers

By Linda T. Cammuso For seniors who own or are considering long-term care insurance, the recent signing of Massachusetts Senate Bill 2359, “An Act Establishing...

Demystifying probate when it comes to estates, trusts

We hear a lot these days about probate, usually in the context of avoiding it. New clients working with an estate planning attorney usually start the conversation by saying, “No matter what it takes, I want to stay away from probate.” Probate avoidance is a common and appropriate goal in the estate planning process.

Aid & Attendance for veterans: Changes on the horizon

By Linda T. Cammuso Aid and Attendance is a program of the Veterans Administration (VA) that provides benefits for veterans and surviving spouses who require...

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...

Medicaid/MassHealth: Emphasizing the need to plan

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...

State’s homestead law and newly enacted changes

By Cathleen Summers We are often contacted by clients and asked to explain the homestead law here in Massachusetts. What are the advantages of declaring...

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...