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Unlikely Bedfellows: Preserving Assets While Financing Nursing Home Care

  • Gina M. Barry, Esquire • 2004-11-17
  • Many people shudder to think of the impact of financing long term care on the financial resources that they spend a lifetime building. Long term care, more commonly known as ...

Past-Due Diligence, Know the Laws When It Comes to Collecting Receivables

  • Benjamin M. Coyle, Esquire • 2004-11-15
  • Many business owners are faced with the arduous task of collecting receivables that are due and owed to the business for services rendered by it. This is a daunting dilemma ...

1031 Like-kind Exchanges

  • Julie A. Dialessi-Lafley, Esq. • 2004-10-25
  • Conducting a "like-kind" exchange under Internal Revenue Code section 1031 is one of the few legitimate tax shelters available to individuals, corporations and other business entities engaging in the disposition ...

Life Changes Affect Your Estate Plan - Make Sure Your Assets Are Allocated to Suit Your Life Changes and Situations

  • Brett A. Kaufman, Esq. • 2004-10-25
  • Is it time for your annual estate planning check-up? People often associate a "check-up" with your annual medical examination. However, many people forget that they should have an estate planning ...

Ready, Set, Fire - How To Successfully Terminate an Employee

  • Paul H. Rothschild, Esq. • 2004-08-12
  • Although it may be the least enjoyable part of any business, it is certainly necessary and inevitable that an employer at some time, and perhaps several times in any given ...

When Mom and Dad Won't Move - Sweeping the Minefield of Long Distance Caregiving

  • Gina M. Barry, Esquire • 2004-08-12
  • When the time comes for long-term care, most elders prefer to stay in their present location, even if staying there means being at a distance from their primary caregiver. Although ...

Effective Planning to Transition a Business

  • Hyman G. Darling, Esq., Gary G. Breton, Esquire • 2004-08-12
  • An Estate Plan for a business owner involves more than the normal and typical estate planning considerations. Every Estate Plan should include the four basics: a Homestead Declaration, Durable Power ...

New Massachusetts Estate Tax Exemptions Are Likely to Cause Hardships for the Unprepared

  • Hyman G. Darling, Esq. • 2004-06-21
  • The much-heralded revision to the Federal Estate Tax exemptions earned cheers from everyone with an estate under $1 million in 2003. However, the same statute that gradually increases Federal estate ...

A Simple Estate Plan is Only Four Documents Away

  • Gina M. Barry, Esquire • 2004-06-21
  • When it comes to estate planning, the old adage is true. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Many people believe that they do not have enough ...

Preventing Construction Litigation - Steps to Remodeling Satisfaction

  • Adam J. Basch, Esq. • 2004-05-20
  • The boom in favorable interest rates has contributed to more than just business purchase and re-finance agreements, it has also significantly spiked the number of remodeling projects undertaken. Whether home ...

Preparing For Incapacity - The Durable Power of Attorney Helps Assure a Proper Flow of Funds

  • Hyman G. Darling, Esq. • 2004-05-16
  • Under Massachusetts Law, any competent person is authorized to establish a Durable Power of Attorney (POA). A POA is a document that allows another person, usually a spouse, parent, child ...

Employers - The Allowance Of Same-Sex Marriages Affects You Too!

  • Julie A. Dialessi-Lafley, Esq. • 2004-03-19
  • On November 18, 2003 the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that gay and lesbian couples have the right to civil marriage in Massachusetts. The ruling in Goodridge v. Department of ...