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...

Vital steps to take after you lose a loved one

By Linda T. Cammuso Losing a loved one is devastating and stressful. From planning burial services and notifying family members and friends, to fulfilling the...

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...

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.

Helping your adult children with their finances

By Linda T. Cammuso The United States economy is slowly recovering in the wake of the most significant financial crisis since the Great Depression. Still,...

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...

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...

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.

Who will inherit your IRA?

Most people name a beneficiary when they open the account and designate a spouse or children. Therefore, when they die, the money goes to a spouse or the children. Sounds easy, right? (Not so fast).