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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 …