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Conservatorship Basics


A Conservator is a person appointed by the court to be responsible for the estate of a person who is unable to manage his or her financial resources for various reasons, including but not limited to, mental and physical illness or disability, chronic drug or alcohol use, confinement, or disappearance. When it becomes clear that

How Does Retirement Affect Your Alimony?


Under the terms of the Alimony Reform Act (“Act”), which took effect on March 1, 2012, general term alimony shall terminate when the payor spouse reaches full retirement age. Retirement age is defined as the age at which the payor is eligible to receive full retirement benefits under the U.S. Old Age, Survivors, and Disability

What Do Business Lawyers Do?


Business lawyers, also referred to as corporate lawyers, assist business owners and business management with corporate legal and regulatory matters. Business lawyers provide counsel on and facilitate the creation of contracts for vendors, employees, clients and third parties. Corporate lawyers navigate the realm between a business and the regulatory environment, ensuring policies adhere to local,

What is an Estate Plan?


An estate plan is not a Will, although a Will is certainly part of a good estate plan.  In a good estate plan, the Will may be the least important document.   If a Will is not an estate plan, then what is? A good estate plan consists of at least three documents: a Will, a

The Snow is Coming, Do I have To Shovel?


With the first major snow storm of 2016 threatening Massachusetts, one question on everyone’s mind, besides whether or not they have enough bread and milk, is “do I really have to shovel?” If you live in Massachusetts the answer is YES! With the passage of the Massachusetts snow removal law in 2010 property owners are

How to Avoid Probate


Many people think that by having a Will they are avoiding the time and expense that comes with the probate process. However, just because you have a Will you do not avoid probate. “Probate” is the process in which a personal representative can gather your assets and re-title them in the name of your heirs.

What Do Tax Lawyers Do?


Taxes and lawyers might not be the most popular topics in America. But Tax Lawyers provide essential service to people and businesses, helping their clients pay as little taxes as possible. To do this, Tax Lawyers use their extensive knowledge of the tax code, as well as decisions in tax-related Court cases. Experts of the