Myths and Misconceptions about Alzheimer’s Disease

Last time, I discussed the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and my upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Now I’d like to clear up some common misunderstandings about this terrible disease.
 
Myth: Alzheimer’s and dementia are the same.
Dementia is a general term that refers to a decline in mental ability severe enough to impact daily...

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Who Inherits Property In Massachusetts When a Person Dies “Intestate?”

When a person passes away without a will, a trust, or designated beneficiaries, the decedent’s assets are distributed according to what is called “intestate succession.”  In this situation, “who gets what” follows strict guidelines established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  These guidelines can lead to unexpected consequences, even in relatively common scenarios....

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We Are Hiring an Attorney!

We Are Hiring an Attorney!    We are looking for an experienced elder law attorney OR an experienced family law attorney who would like to switch to elder law.  

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Factors to Consider when Choosing a Trustee

It is essential to choose a qualified trustee because this person (or institution) is responsible for carrying out your wishes and protecting your trust’s assets.
 
The law requires a trustee to be a legally competent adult, that is, a person 18 or over capable of managing his or her affairs.  Other than that...

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