RESOURCES

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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Adding a Property to a Revocable Trust

Adding a Property to a Revocable Trust

We are often asked by clients who have a revocable trust, whether they can put their property into that trust, and the answer is usually yes. What if there is a mortgage? Even if that property has a loan against it, you can transfer ownership of the property into a revocable trust of which you...
Don’t Sign Another Health Care Proxy!

Don’t Sign Another Health Care Proxy!

A healthcare proxy document is a document that you sign appointing someone else to step into your shoes should you need healthcare decisions made when you’re incompetent or incapacitated. Clients will often ask: What happens when I go into my doctor’s office or go in for to the hospital for a procedure and they want...
Assisted Living Resident Agreements:  Key Points to Know Before You Sign

Assisted Living Resident Agreements: Key Points to Know Before You Sign

Like change of any kind, moving into a new community can be both exciting and overwhelming.  Whether you are dealing with the emotion of leaving a community that you have lived in for a long time, or experiencing changes in your health, moving to a new community can be difficult but provide incredible benefits.  One...
7 Reasons Every Adult Needs Health Care Directives

7 Reasons Every Adult Needs Health Care Directives

Health care planning, such as the creation of a health care proxy here in Massachusetts, is critical for anyone over the age of 18, not just older adults. Here are some reasons why health care planning is important at every stage of life: 1. Preventative Care Health care planning allows individuals to prioritize preventative care...
Massachusetts Probate Law: Do my assets have to go through Probate?

Massachusetts Probate Law: Do my assets have to go through Probate?

You have probably heard from friends or relatives who’ve gone through it.  Probate is a time-consuming, expensive, and very public process. Not to mention it can sometimes be unpleasant. Anyone, especially your children’s ex-spouses and creditors, can see many private things about you, such as personal information, your finances, including your debts, the value of...
Can You Name More Than One Trustee?

Can You Name More Than One Trustee?

A question we receive frequently is “Can I name more than one person to serve as a co-trustee of my trust?” The answer is yes, you can, but it may cause some complications. There are a couple of things for you to consider: Financial institutions. A trustee’s job is to manage and distribute assets based...
Do Changes to the Massachusetts Estate Tax Mean Changes to My Estate Plan?

Do Changes to the Massachusetts Estate Tax Mean Changes to My Estate Plan?

The estate tax applies to the estates of individuals who passed away with a taxable estate exceeding a certain threshold. In August, Massachusetts increased its estate tax “threshold” to $2,000,000 for the estates of all decedents who died on or after January 1, 2023. This doubles the estate tax exemption (from $1,000,000) that had been...
No Contest: Reduce the Likelihood of Your Will Being Challenged

No Contest: Reduce the Likelihood of Your Will Being Challenged

Clients are often concerned about how family harmony will be maintained after they are gone.  They worry that children will argue over their money and their possessions.  Avoiding a contest over your Last Will and Testament when you are no longer here involves careful planning and execution.  While it’s impossible to guarantee that a Last...

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.