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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

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.

Alzheimer’s diagnosis should spur financial, legal plan

By Cathleen Summers According to statistics recently released by the Alzheimer’s Association, there are 5.4 million Americans who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Every 69 seconds,...

National Healthcare Decisions Day draws attention to estate planning

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...

Estate planning: you can’t afford to wait

f you’re like most people, you probably have a list of reasons why you haven’t established your estate plan.

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...

Plan for your future long-term care needs, now

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.

New state homestead law gives expanded protection

By Linda T. Cammuso Until now, Massachusetts homeowners had to choose between homestead protection — which safeguards the equity in one’s home from attachment by...

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.

Demystifying probate part III: rumors and reality

By Linda T. Cammuso Last month, I discussed the use of living trusts as an effective technique for probate avoidance and contrasted trusts with some...

Who will make health care decisions when I can’t?

Choosing someone to act as the agent for your health care proxy is one of the most personal and important decisions in the estate planning process.