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Office News: Are YOU Prepared??

The recent headlines of accident and tragedy speak a sober truth. Death happens often when we least expect it. The tree collapses on the car, the limo ride goes awry, the pedestrian gets hit by the text-impaired driver. We don't know when...

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Legal News: Domestic Relations - Chapter 209A (Hearing)

Taken from Mass Lawyer's Weekly Newspaper (Feb 8, 2021) Where a judge denied an ex parte application for an abuse prevention order, a remand should be ordered so that an evidentiary hearing may be held. "The plaintiff appeals from the order...

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Office News: 5 Steps for the First Time Caregiver

I recently became my husband's caregiver. These tips will become so important. Please take some time to read them over. Remember: Just take it one step at a time. You can do it!! 1. Start the conversation The right time to talk about the...

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Legal News: Parent and Child: Termination - Unfitness

Lawyers Weekly: January 11, 2021 This Week's Decisions: Where a Juvenile Court judge found a mother unfit to assume parental responsibility and issued a decree terminating her parental rights, the facts as found by the judge do not constitutue...

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Office News: Do I Need to Update My Will??

YES!! Any real change in your life setting, such as new baby, marriage, divorce, death in the family, and a sudden financial windfall, can be the reason for updating your will. The following are some of the reasons to update your will: People you...

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Legal News: Wills and Trusts (Testamentary capacity)

Excerpts from Mass Lawyers Weekly (Jan 18, 2021) This Week's Decisions: Where a testator died 6 years after he changed his estate planning documents to leave everything to one of his three sons, the evidence was insufficient to rebut the...

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Office News: Healthcare Proxy Explained...

Recently, my husband was hospitalized and then transferred to a nursing home for additional care. When I arrived at this new facility and asked if I could receive his current medication list so she asked me if I was his healthcare proxy. I indicated...

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Legal News: Domestic Relations Beneficiary of our or more IRA accounts

Mass Lawyers Weekly Newspaper (August 31, 2020) "This Week's Decisions" Where a plaintiff has filed a complaint against her deceased ex-husband's estate for payments allegedly due under the parties' divorce judgment, the...

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Office News: Caregivers from a distance...how to manage.

Caring for a loved one or parent can be really difficult, but that difficulty can be exacerbated when the loved one or parent lives far away. Recent studies show that 23% of American adults are caring for an older family member or loved one that...

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Law Office: Do you have a Will??

If you already have a last will and testament, then you are among the minority of the population. Great planning! However, for those of you who do not have a will, we understand some of the reasons why you hesitate to formally plan your...

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