Archive for the ‘Legal & Financial’ Category
As a general rule, I think that including an in-law in your estate plan is a bad idea. No one wants to think about a divorce in the family, but, realistically, there is no guarantee that your son or daughter will remain married to his or her spouse.
When you leave assets to your children in your Will, your children inherit those assets without any strings attached and they can do whatever they want with the assets. Typically, […]
Often, when I begin discussing who will serve as a Personal Representative, Power of Attorney, or Trustee with my clients, they want two or more of their children to serve […]
It has been a while since the deposed Prince of East Overshoe contacted me to help him get $20,000,000 out of the country, with of course a large cut to […]
Driving by mature citizens is one of the most difficult issues we face as a society. Although we all agree that aging can impair certain functions required to drive, such as eyesight, we do not agree on when the impairment reaches the point that driving is not safe. Legally, in Massachusetts, the test for driving is applied on a case by case basis.
In some cases, people pay more in legal fees to access assets that were left out of a trust than the assets are worth. I have taken to advising my clients to simplify by liquidating all their “little” assets. If you are not sure exactly what you own, here is what to do.