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Resources to learn more about how to protect your family

We're proud to be able to provide you with a library of information to help you learn about the legal options to help protect your family across the generations now, and through the many life events that will come over the years.

10 Things to Consider

When a Loved One is Hopitalized

A heart attack, stroke, or a bad fall can put a loved one in the hospital without warning. If you are the person taking on the leadership role in navigating the healthcare process, here are ten things you should know when a loved one is hospitalized.

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Holiday Season During a Pandemic: Staying Connected with Your Aging Parents

Holiday Season During a Pandemic: Staying Connected with Your Aging Parents

In any other year, the holidays are a great reason to spend quality time with our aging parents.  We get to see firsthand how they are doing, often in their own environment.  We can see if early issues need to be addressed or if there are any outward signs of decline. After all, who knows…

Top 6 Advantages to Living Trusts

Top 6 Advantages to Living Trusts

A Living Trust, (more formally referred to as Revocable Living Trust or Revocable Trust) holds your assets in trust for your use and benefit during your lifetime; and it gives clear direction on how those assets will be distributed upon your death. One of the prime advantages of a Living Trust is that it can…

Confessions of a Probate Attorney: Leave the Family Feud to Television

Confessions of a Probate Attorney: Leave the Family Feud to Television

Most of us have heard of a bad experience another family had dividing up personal property after a parent died.  Arguments and bitter feelings ensued when the adult children tried to figure out who should get Mom’s favorite pie plate, Dad’s trusty set of wrenches, or the painting over the fireplace. Neglecting to specify who-gets-what…

Managing a Crisis When There’s No Plan in Place

Managing a Crisis When There’s No Plan in Place

Sometimes a crisis occurs before an estate plan has been completed. In this webinar, Nurse Attorney Cathleen Summers discusses the options that may be available to help you or your loved one manage the crisis. Introduction 0:35 – The first step 2:45 – What can be done: Pre-Planning documents is preferred 3:05 – Power of Attorney,…

Should I Transfer My House to My Adult Children?

Should I Transfer My House to My Adult Children?

For many people, their house is their most treasured and valuable asset.  Kids have been raised there, memories of a lifetime created, and it is only natural to want to pass the family home to the next generation and avoid probate.  But is it a good idea to transfer the house to your child? The…

Flying Solo: Life Plans for Solo Agers

Flying Solo: Life Plans for Solo Agers

Nurse Attorney Cathleen Summers talks to solo agers about the importance of reaching out to others and creating a life plan so you don’t feel lonely or isolated. Introduction 1:07 – Statistics of Solo Agers 2:30 – What a Life Plan is and what it covers 5:00 – Health & health care issues 8:50 –…

Is Probate Always Required in Massachusetts?

Is Probate Always Required in Massachusetts?

Probate is a time-consuming, tedious process that often tests the nerves of many family members.  By Massachusetts statute, a probate case must be kept open for twelve months to allow creditors to file any claims against the estate and before final distributions should be made to the heirs.  The good news is that not all…

How a Life Plan Can Help You Land on Your Feet in a Crisis

How a Life Plan Can Help You Land on Your Feet in a Crisis

You plan for many events in life like a vacation or party; but have you created a plan that will give a road map for you, your spouse and loved ones for how you would like to live out your life? Cathleen H. Summers, RN, Esq. and Phil Summers, MBA, Esq. talk about Life Plans…

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What to Do

After a Death in the Family

A death in the family is one of the most difficult life events that any of us will have to face. At Generations Law Group, we find that we are one of the first calls that clients make after their loved one has died. We created this e-book to help you navigate through this difficult time. We hope it helps to alleviate some of the stress and questions that you may have.

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