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Death with Dignity – Should a Patient Be Entitled to Exercise a Right to Die?

  • Colleen A. Monroe • 2015-07-01
  • Controversy surrounding an individual’s right to end his or her own life dates back through the ages. In ancient Greece and Rome, suicide was a relatively common occurrence, though particular ...

HealthCare Law – Marijuana Use in Elder Facilities – Individuals are Caught Between a State and a Federal Place

  • Valerie Vignaux • 2015-06-01
  • Imagine your aunt Sarah, 84 years old, three-year resident of an assisted-living facility in a small Massachusetts city. She is thriving there, making friends, and actively participating in organized activities. ...

You can't take it with you - charity and your estate

  • Gina M. Barry • 2015-06-01
  • Do you donate money to charity each year?  Perhaps you donate to an organization dedicated to finding a cure for an awful disease that has affected your life or the ...

The Art of Conveyancing

  • Thomas R. Reidy • 2015-05-20
  • The approach of spring almost always means a surge of business in our local real estate market. Warmer weather and longer days on the horizon, coupled with the Federal Reserve’s ...

Progress Comes Marginally – Paternity Leave Becomes Law in Bay State; Hold the Applause

  • Valerie Vignaux • 2015-05-01
  • Massachusetts has officially recognized the importance of paternity leave. On April 7, the Bay State updated its Maternity Leave Act (MMLA), expanding it to include time off for fathers. The ...

Keeping the court out of your personal decisions

  • Gina M. Barry • 2015-05-01
  • Each year, numerous petitions are filed with the court seeking the appointment of a guardian and/or conservator to make decisions for a person who has lost their ability to make ...

Why every woman needs an estate plan

  • Gina M. Barry • 2015-04-01
  • When it comes to estate planning, women face a unique set of challenges. Statistically, a married woman is most likely going to outlive her husband. The average age of a ...

Protecting Assets from Nursing Home Costs

  • Gina M. Barry • 2015-02-01
  • Long term care costs can deplete your assets at an alarming rate. Many people will enter a nursing home during their lifetime where they will incur the average monthly cost ...

What is the Best Approach to Financial Planning?

  • Bruce M. Fogel • 2015-01-23
  • If your answer to the headline question is that there is no single “BEST” approach to financial planning, I would say you are right. Any approach at all, however, is ...

Resolve Now to Review Your Estate Plan in 2015

  • Gina M. Barry • 2015-01-01
  • It’s time to make your New Year’s resolutions! Most resolutions are so cumbersome, they are impossible to keep. A simple resolution to make and keep is to review your estate ...