You never know when you’re going to need a lawyer. You can certainly plan ahead for things like updating your will or setting up a trust. However, you can’t schedule when someone is going to decide to sue you or when someone in your family might need to go live in an assisted care facility […]

Having a medical directive is something you should think about obtaining, even if you’re still young and able to care for yourself. The last thing you want is to wait until it’s too late and there’s no directive in place. Medical directives can benefit you by: 1. Keeping You In Control Even When You Cannot Speak For […]

In 2009, the Massachusetts Appeals Court handed down the decision of Doherty v. Director of the Office of Medicaid, which upheld the denial of Medicaid benefits to someone who had prepared a trust. Since then, lawyers representing the state have been distorting what the Court actually held, and have challenged nearly every irrevocable trust that […]

The New York Times (2/22/16) has reported on an interesting nursing home case in Massachusetts. The case arises out of a very tragic incident: in 2009 a 100-year-old nursing home resident suffering from dementia murdered her 97-year-old roommate. The roommate, due to her dementia, was deemed unfit to stand trial, and she was committed to […]

This week, Probate Judge Gary Cassavehia will retire. Judge Cassavechia has been on the probate bench for 35 years, the past 16 of those years full time. He has presided over the state’s complex trust docket since it was established two years ago. The complex trust docket encompasses the most complex trust cases. According to […]