Monthly Archives: December 2013

LEGISLATION TO MAKE SURE A GIFT IS JUST A GIFT

Do you remember those Hanukah and Christmas gifts you just made to your children and grandchildren?  As I told you a few weeks ago,  if you need to qualify for MassHealth within the   next five years, you would have to … Continue reading

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MY THOUGHTS ABOUT A GREAT LOCAL LAWYER

Before I came to Mirick O’Connell, I spent the previous 33 years as a solo practitioner in Marlborough, sharing office space in an old Victorian building with a lawyer 10 years older than me.  We first met when I came … Continue reading

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Property Memorandums: How Do I leave my Personal Items Fairly?

In most meetings with clients, I always find myself discussing how to distribute an individual’s personal property upon their death.  For a large number of clients, distributing personal items among children or family members are the hardest decisions to make … Continue reading

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Laws Allow Claims Against Fiduciaries for Nursing Home Care

To follow-up on my post on November 14, 2003, regarding the responsibility of others to pay for nursing home costs, and similar posts on this blog regarding Medicaid planning, two states have recently enacted laws that allow nursing homes to … Continue reading

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GIVE EARLY, GIVE OFTEN

December is the season of giving.  It is also the time when I get the most questions about when to give, how much to give, and what the effect of that giving may be, on both my clients as well … Continue reading

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