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Does a dementia diagnosis mean it’s too late for estate planning?

By Linda T. Cammuso If you or a loved one are among the millions of individuals diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, it is possible...

Doing your will online could be dangerous

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...

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...

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...

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...

Protecting your Children’s Inheritance

By Linda T. Cammuso When parents name a child in a will or trust, or list the child as a joint owner on an asset...

Estate Planning: The right professional can make it easy

By Linda T. Cammuso One of the primary reasons people procrastinate establishing a will or other estate plan documents is apprehension about the process. Whether...

What is the five year Medicaid look back rule?

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...