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How to Avoid the High Cost of a Guardianship or Conservatorship in Massachusetts

It doesn't matter how young or healthy you are. Bad things sometimes happen toEstate Planning 6.png 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?

Don't Let Your Son or Daughter Leave for College Without Signing These Important Documents

Estate Planning 2.jpgUpon reaching the age of 18, your child is an adult, and laws such as HIPAA or Massachusetts confidentiality laws provide total protection of his or her privacy. Even if you are paying for your adult child's tuition and/or living expenses, your son or daughter is entitled to medical and financial privacy.

Why Does a Massachusetts Divorce Require Estate Plan Changes?

Financial Plan.pngGiven the amount of time, energy and money that is typically expended in a divorce, the last thing many people want to hear is that they need to add something else to their already full plates. Sadly though, those in the midst of a divorce would be well served to spend some time thinking through changes that will need to be made to existing estate plans.

How to Avoid a Guardianship or Conservatorship in Massachusetts

Hospital.pngLet's start off by saying that not all guardianships and conservatorships are bad. Guardianships and Conservatorships play a vital role in Massachusetts by allowing caretakers the means to make financial (Conservator of the Property) and health (Guardian of the Person) related decisions for those who are not able to do so any more and have no one else to speak for them.

Who Will Care for My Child After I Die?

children 2.jpgWhen one of the parties of a divorce decree in Massachusetts dies, custody usually reverts to the surviving parent. An exception to this is when one of the parent's rights to the children has been terminated. If this is the case, third-parties, such as grandparents, may be allowed to intervene.

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