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September 2016 Archives

What does guardianship entail?

Estate planning is often thought of in terms of distributing and protecting assets in the case of death or incapacitation, and this is a significant portion of estate planning matters. However, estate planning also includes establishment of guardianship, or laying out what you wish to be done regarding your personal care, and specifying who you wish to be charged with your care, in the event that you cannot care for yourself.

Many seniors with hip fractures don’t get a full recovery

An injury can have the potential to impact a person for the rest of their life. This can particularly be the case for seniors, as the various things that go along with old age can make recovering from an injury difficult. Elderly individuals sometimes never fully recovery from an injury.

Using a qualified personal residence trust

Federal estate tax exemptions have gone up in the past several years, and now most Massachusetts residents do not have to worry about the issue. However, estate tax laws could always change, and some people want to plan for the potential for lower exemptions and higher estate taxes in the future.