Losing your Home to a Medicaid Lien

Asset protection is a matter you should think about well in advance.  For example, you can easily protect up to $500,000 of the equity in your home from your creditors’ claims, simply by recording a declaration of homestead at the registry of deeds.

Happy at Home?

As you get older, you should consider other . . . → Read More: Losing your Home to a Medicaid Lien

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

Can you disinherit your spouse?

We all know that marriage is sometimes rocky. The consequences of tying the knot carry over into estate planning.

Why would you ever want to disinherit your spouse?  There could be many reasons.  Perhaps your marriage relationship has broken down, but for whatever reason, you have not yet divorced.   Or you are in . . . → Read More: Can you disinherit your spouse?

Protect Your Children's Nest Egg

Your retirement account – that 401(k) or IRA with the huge balance – is your vital nest egg.   You depend on it being there when your working years are done, and you may no longer have a paycheck coming in.

 Creditors Thwarted

For that reason, federal, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island law give retirement accounts . . . → Read More: Protect Your Children’s Nest Egg

Trust-Protect your Home from a Costly Medicaid Lien

The following article was recently published in the Attleboro Sun Chronicle on March 15, 2105.

Asset protection is a matter you must think about well in advance.  For example, we can easily protect up to $500,000 of the equity in our homes from our creditors’ claims, simply by recording a declaration of homestead at . . . → Read More: Trust-Protect your Home from a Costly Medicaid Lien