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Elder Law with Frank and Mary: Have you planned for your last year?

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As seniors, we understand that everyone eventually dies, and we know, for us, it may be sooner rather than later. Beyond that, it’s all...

Elder Law with Frank and Mary: Living with memory loss

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We are all forgetful at times. There is a point, though, when those memory problems get noticeably worse, either for you or for those...

Elder Law with Frank and Mary: Planning to help your children (and grandchildren)

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Most people want to leave their assets to their children and grandchildren. However, many families are more complicated, so your estate plan should address...

Elder Law with Frank and Mary: Elder Law for Singles

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Probate avoidance Typically, a couple owns their assets jointly. If one dies, the other becomes the sole owner. If you’re single, assets you own in...

Elder Law with Frank and Mary: Protecting your spouse

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There are two important strategies for couples to consider that would need to be done while both of you are alive. Qualifying for MassHealth If you...

Elder Law: Planning to Stay Home

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Most seniors hope they can live in their home until they die. But hope is not a plan. Here are some tips: Make your...

Elder Law: The planning you need to qualify for MassHealth

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In previous columns I have explained how, whether you are single or married, you can always qualify for MassHealth, however, for each the planning...

Elder Law: Giving It All Away (Or at Least Some of It)

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Every December, my clients ask whether or not it makes sense to make gifts to their loved ones. In addition to getting to hear...

55Plus: Elder Law – Which Medicare option is right for you?

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Every year, you and every other senior on the Vineyard need to think about how you are feeling, make a guess about your health...

55Plus: Elder Law – How to minimize your taxes

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Who likes paying taxes? No one! Below are some ways you may be able to minimize or avoid taxes: REAL ESTATE TAXES Abatements. Contact the...

55Plus: Elder Law – Nursing home alternative during COVID-19

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What is the alternative to being in a nursing home? That question is top of mind for many seniors now, due to the high...

55Plus: Elder Law – The impact of COVID-19: We are in this together

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Well, here we are. We are all living through an emergency that none of us could have foreseen or planned for.  What do you...