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December 4, 2018 Office News

Can’t get off of this issue: That people who say they WANT to make plans, have a will, think ahead, but do they really? The ‘want to’ precedes the ‘how to’. An excuse gives you permission to remain where you are. Complaining nails you to your problem, your condition. The different soap opera stories this

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December 3, 2018 Office News

Saw a blog post that said 19% of people surveyed didn’t get a will because they didn’t know a lawyer. Read this, and problem solved. The vast majority said that they’d get to it. Most are working on their PhD’s in procrastination. That’s why the repeated posts that I ask Kathy to put on the

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November 29, 2018 Office News

Yesterday Alex was explaining that behind every legal problem is a personal problem and behind every personal problem is a spiritual loss of values problem. It may be the court case by the spiteful woman who’s a narcissist. It may be the probate caused by the ex-wife waiting too long, whose pride tells her and

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November 27, 2018 Office News

Last week Alex and Amy did a presentation on Estate Planning to a large crowd at the Norwood Senior Center. They were both amazing and very engaging with the enthusiastic crowd. Many questions were asked and answered mostly about wills, healthcare proxies, durable power of attorney, trusts, how often one needed to update a will,

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November 19, 2018 Office News

We heard recently “Oh, I did a will….twenty years ago.” The good news is they thought ahead – the bad news is enough has probably happened so that the will needs updating. Someone who’s a retired attorney is calling in this week with that exact situation. People have so many preconceived ideas – I don’t

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November 7, 2018 Office News

In an effort to network our doing probate administration, wills and trusts and estate planning, we have connected to a number of attorneys with other specialties (personal injury, bankruptcy, worker’s comp, etc.), providing them cases in exchange for their referring their probate matters. CALL US if you need legal help. We can help you choose

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November 6, 2018 Office News

Another Office Facebook and personal post for Kathy. Kathy recently attended a seminar and distributed where a number of articles showing instances of where a lack of a will creates chaos, uncertainty and potential expensive legal hassles for various celebrities and known individuals. Our office has seen this same situation in less celebrated instances-throughout Walpole,

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November 5, 2018 Office News

An important note on guardianship. Well-established Massachusetts case law makes clear that a parent, biological or adoptive, is presumed “fit” to care for his or her child. Absent a showing of “unfitness,” a parent will prevail in a custody dispute over a non-parent. Whether a proceeding is to remove custody of children from parents or

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November 2, 2018 Office News

Can’t let a week go by without preaching the need to BE PREPARED. Kathy recently attended a seminar put on by a competing attorney and was given handouts of the various celebrities who died without wills and the fights and chaos that followed. For the sake of your family, if 50 or over, TAKE THE

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November 1, 2018 Office News

While we’re deviating a bit from the normal probate administration, wills and trusts and estate planning, a word about divorce. Divorce is, for many, truly gut wrenching. Listed by some psychologists as the most stressful situation next to losing a child. It’s a legal proceeding, but emotions run wild over it. RARELY do you see

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