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March 15, 2016

There are many seniors that are on their own, with limited support.  Some are single, widowed, or the last one alive in their family.   Others have family, but they live far away and may not be able to help.   The term "Orphan Elder" has been used to describe these sen...

February 11, 2016

 

Our veterans make the greatest sacrifice for the country. While there is no way to fully compensate them for this, there are several special benefits and programs aimed to offer assistance to our aging heroes.  Listed below, are a handful of the programs and benefits...

February 4, 2016

It’s not easy to sit down and have hard conversations with your aging or sick loved one, but it is extremely important.  Talking about this now will ensure everyone is on the same page and that there’s enough time to put a solid plan in place. Remember, even choosing a...

December 3, 2015

 

 

With the holidays approaching, you may be feeling generous.  Giving a gift is a great way to show your appreciation toward your loved ones.  There are benefits and drawbacks that you should consider before you make any substantial gift.  

 

1.  Medicaid/ Mass...

October 29, 2015

 

 

​As elder law attorneys, we often meet with clients that are concerned about the high cost of nursing home care.  In Boston, Massachusetts, the cost of nursing home care can be $12,000, per month or higher.  We hope that clients will contact us in advance to plan ahe...

August 21, 2015

Sometimes a will is enough to ensure that your estate is properly planned. In other cases, a trust is also recommended to give you greater control over your assets.  The trust can be funded during your life or after your death.  "Funding" the trust, means that you depo...