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Thursday, August 11, 2022

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...

Who was supposed to be watching grandma?

By Cathleen Summers For family caregivers the added stress of the holidays with decorating, shopping, parties and keeping up with all the family traditions is...

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.

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...

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...

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.

How to talk to your parents about long-term care planning

While more people do estate planning earlier in their lifetimes today, there are many who have yet to take that important step.

Raising your grandchildren? Estate planning a must

By Linda T. Cammuso Today, more grandchildren are living with grandparents than ever before. According to data collected over the past 40 years, the number...

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...

Steps to take to plan for long-term care needs

By Cathleen Summers Statistics can be sobering, particularly when we are talking about long term care. According to a January, 2005 AARP article entitled A...