Before your kids go off to college, get these legal documents in place

For college-bound freshmen and their parents, this is an exciting summer, full of anticipation.  The kids are becoming adults, and are ready and eager to take responsibility for their own lives.

Amid all this excitement, it is easy for parents to forget that they are no longer the natural legal guardians of their college-age . . . → Read More: Before your kids go off to college, get these legal documents in place

The Simple Way to Avoid the High Cost of a Guardianship or Conservatorship

It doesn’t matter how young or healthy you are.   Bad things sometimes happen to good people.   Whatever your age or health, for example, you might be only one car accident away from ending up mentally incapacitated.   Have you prepared to make the legal burden on your family as light as possible?

It is easier . . . → Read More: The Simple Way to Avoid the High Cost of a Guardianship or Conservatorship

Get Important Legal Documents in Place before College Begins

Summertime is upon us, and it can be hectic, especially if you are preparing your child to head off to college for the first time. Now, fast-forward a few months. You get a phone call from the school telling you they have been rushed to the hospital. You phone the hospital and ask about . . . → Read More: Get Important Legal Documents in Place before College Begins

New year, new chance to prepare your family

New Year is a hopeful time of new beginnings, when we resolve to stop procrastinating and bring more order to our chaotic lives.   Over 90% of resolutions fail because we don’t identify specific and attainable goals, and take a one-step-at-time approach to achieving them.

We all worry about not leaving our affairs in a . . . → Read More: New year, new chance to prepare your family

Durable Powers of Attorney: Part 3

So what provisions should your DPOA contain?   If you are older, then you probably are more and more concerned about the possibility of going into a nursing home.  In Massachusetts, nursing homes cost an average of $11,000 a month.  At that rate, you might use up all your assets pretty quickly paying for long-term . . . → Read More: Durable Powers of Attorney: Part 3