Elder Law Attorney

Serving Clients in Plymouth and Barnstable Counties

Massachusetts health care proxy Estate Planning

What Do I Need besides a Massachusetts Health Care Proxy?

A power of attorney (POA) is a powerful thing. A financial power of attorney document allows an appointed person to make financial, legal and property decisions on another individual?s behalf.

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Elder law Estate Planning

When Do We Need an Elder Law Attorney?

Consult an elder care lawyer preemptively, to avoid making a panicked phone call in the moment.

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Protect an inheritance Estate Planning

Protect an Inheritance from Spendthrifts and Unintended Beneficiaries

My daughter, my only child, recently married a nice man. However, he is not responsible with his finances. I don?t want my son-in-law to have any access to her money or through a divorce via equitable distribution.

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Dementia Estate Planning

This form of Dementia is difficult to diagnose

Lewy body dementia reached the public eye in 2014, after reports that Robin Williams died with diffuse Lewy body disease. However, despite the fact that Lewy body dementia is the second most common dementia, it remains frequently unrecognized.

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Beneficiaries Estate Planning

What Should I Know about Beneficiaries?

Whenever you open a financial account, you?re almost always asked to name a beneficiary. Simply stated, a beneficiary of the account is someone who is entitled to the benefits of the account, typically, on the death of the account holder. If you?ve purchased life insurance, for example, you name a beneficiary who receives the benefits of the policy when you pass.

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Give my kids the house now Estate Planning

Should I Give My Kids the House Now or Leave It to Them in My Estate Plan?

Adding an adult child to your house deed, or giving them the home outright, might seem like a smart thing to do. It usually isn?t.

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