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July 22, 2018 Office News

A news flash to pass on. It comes from an article we read this week in preparation for a trial. In domestic matters, people don’t know that Child Support Guidelines, most recently amended in June, 2018, are THAT controlling in setting support amounts between parties in paternity and divorce actions. From Worcester east, the %

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July 21, 2018 Office News

We post some items on this blog on the Office Facebook and Kathy’s personal Facebook, when we think the general audience could benefit, and hoping they become regular blog readers of the website blog. This is because you have a chance to look in on something unusual. The honest, genuine, and sincere reflections of an

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July 20, 2018 Office News

One of the reasons why this office focuses on probate administration, wills and trusts, and estate planning was given by recent events. Because the client was referred by someone who had used this office 15 years ago, and was promoting us to their friend, we agree to take on a divorce modification trial. Most trials

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July 19, 2018 Office News

Just fielded a phone call that is typical of many. Son was supposed to receive 1/3, along with 2 sisters. Prior to death, house of parent transferred; power of attorney allowed sister to leave deceased parent with no estate. Two years later, there’s probably nothing that can be done. The time to engage counsel, check

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July 18, 2018 Office News

There are two kinds of law – where you represent businesses, corporations, unions-entities, and where you represent people. 90% of my work over 41+ years has been in representing people. I can look back and see how the experience has impacted me. Going through trials has put me through trials, facing tribulation on behalf of

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July 17, 2018 Office News

Human nature. Something time shows you. ¬†Everything from the man who called every day to get his will done; it’s done, and you can’t get a hold of him to get him in to sign. The people who come in for a consultation, and leave figuring with what they learned, they can do it themselves.

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July 12, 2018 Office News

Want to thank Kathy for arranging a seminar at New Pond Village in Walpole recently. Many who attended had already made arrangements for their future – that’s why they were in a retirement community. But re-examining instruments drafted years ago is something more than a few thought important. The body politic of people 50+ or

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July 11, 2018 Office News

A rare legal vehicle this office is acquainted with is a petition to partition. This happened 49 times one year in  Norfolk County. It is a rare action in equity, designed to liquidate property to satisfy the demands of a joint owner wanting to cash in their interest. Once, when involved, the action was short-stopped

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July 10, 2018 Office News

The outreach message we’re hoping Kathy and others can continue to sow amongst any and all fifty (50) or older penetrates more deeply the more we run across cases where people haven’t planned, waited long after a parent’s death to act, or some other type of self-created problem. If you have real estate, you need

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July 5, 2018 Office News

We have recently started to dialogue with all the attorneys who are in the Probate Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association. We post questions to get peer feedback. One being about what your options are in filing a limited formal probate, which the Code says you are restricted to as an option if the estate

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