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Medicaid & MassHealth: When is it too late to apply?

By Linda T. Cammuso Consider the following scenarios: •“My Medicare days are running out and I still need more rehab; what do I do now?” •“My mother needs nursing home care, and she never planned for this event — is to too late to apply for MassHealth?” While it is always better to plan ahead […]

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The basics: Planning tools for everyone

By Cathleen Summers Now is the time to take the legal steps necessary to ensure that your assets are protected and that your wishes met. Here are the basic documents you should consider putting in place: A will — A will provides direction on how you want your property to be distributed after you die. […]

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Who will care for my pet: A reality check

By Linda T. Cammuso We love our pets, we pamper them and we treat them like family — often to the chagrin of those who live pet-free lives. As a pet owner and an estate planning attorney, I’m often astounded at the number of pet owners who fail to consider the possibility that their pets […]

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The basics: planning tools for everyone

By Cathleen Summers Now is the time to take the legal steps necessary to ensure that your assets are protected and that your wishes met. Here are the basic documents you should consider putting in place: A will A will provides direction on how you want your property to be distributed after you die. When […]

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How essential are prenuptial agreements for seniors?

By Linda T. Cammuso When my clients plan to marry, I advise them that a prenuptial agreement should be considered before they take that life-changing step. When individuals have reached their senior years, the prenuptial agreement takes on new significance, as much more may be at stake than people realize. Your net worth may exceed […]

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Medicaid: Emphasizing the need to plan

By Linda T. Cammuso Nursing home care or the need for long-term-care services is among the most serious financial burden a senior will experience in his or her lifetime. In the United States, the average cost for nursing home care exceeds $70,000 annually — in fact some nursing facilities in Massachusetts cost well over $100,000. […]

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