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Legal News: Do you plan on having a trust for a beloved pet after you pass?

Providing for your pets doesn't have to be complicated. It may be as simple as talking it over with your children or other relatives and ensuring that they would welcome your pets into their homes. But if you don't know for sure where your...

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Legal News: To Litigate or NOT Litigate

The big issue sometimes in probate, is whether or not you should advise or encourage litigation. Many things such as seeking the removal of a trustee, demanding accountings, trying to dissolve the trust, etc. may all be legally justified- BUT not...

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Office News: Do You Have a Will?

When you read this, you should ask yourself, "Do I have a will?" "Did I do the right thing and plan far enough ahead to avoid any confusion or undue drama when I pass away?" Did you know that if you have no relatives (not...

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Legal News: Healthcare Proxy Explained

What is a HEALTHCARE PROXY? When mental incapacity arises, attention is often directed to the asset management problems, but equal and sometimes greater problems related to health care decisions are also presented. Perhaps too much attention had been...

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Legal News: GAL order is amended (Lawyers Weekly June 8, 2020)

The Probate & Family Court has adopted a newly amended version of Standing Order #-20, Guardian ad litem Evaluations, Investigations, and Reports in the Probate and Family Court in light of COVID-19 Emergency. The order as amended June 1...

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Office News: To Litigate or NOT Litigate

The big issue sometimes in probate, is whether or not you should advise or encourage litigation. Many things such as seeking the removal of a trustee, demanding accountings, trying to dissolve the trust, etc. may all be legally justified- BUT not...

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Legal News: Why You Must Check Your Estate Plan Every Year

Why You Must Check Your Estate Plan Every Year Revisit for Your Welfare Certain things happen every year: holidays, birthdays, anniversaries…and estate plan reviews. That’s right! Checking your estate plan is worth turning into an...

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Legal News: The Dangers of Do-It-Yourself Living Wills and Trusts

(Taken from The Norwood Local Town Pages August 2020) In light of the current pandemic, many Americans are becoming aware of the importance of creating or updating their estate planning documents. If you are considering writing your own will or using...

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Legal News: What Does it Mean to Fund a Trust?

To fund a trust is an essential step in setting up your Trust.  To fund a trust simply means that you need to transfer your assets into the name of your trust.  In order to do this, you must ensure that you title in the name of your trust...

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Legal News: Having proper estate planning...

Many of these financial needs could be avoided by using insurance or health savings accounts and proper estate planning. However, many types of insurance do not cover some long-term care needs and some individuals may try to avoid...

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