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Estate planning for non-traditional families

By Linda T. Cammuso The definition of the “typical family” has changed dramatically over the years. Non-traditional family scenarios are increasingly coming into existence, often...

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...

Avoiding mismanagement of inheritances by your grandchildren

By Linda T. Cammuso With the economic challenges families face today, grandparents are increasingly looking to leave an inheritance for their grandchildren — whether to...

Durable Powers of Attorney: Not so durable after all?

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...

If you have an estate plan: Did you fund It?

By Linda T. Cammuso Trusts are used everyday in estate planning for a variety of reasons that include probate avoidance, gift tax and estate tax...

The basics: planning tools for everyone

By Cathleen Summers Now is the time to take the legal steps necessary to ensure that your assets are protected and that your wishes met....

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...

Demystifying probate part II: avoiding court

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...

Medicaid: No time to be penny-wise, pound-foolish

By Linda T. Cammuso We all love to save money, but when it comes to applying for MassHealth (Medicaid) benefits in a nursing home, the...

Do you need an elder law attorney?

Linda T. Cammuso With people living longer and the healthcare and financial worlds growing more complicated, it is likely that you or a loved one...