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Irrevocable Trusts: A promising development

By Linda T. Cammuso: In our Fall 2013 issue, Volume 8, of Estate Preservation Law’s newsletter Bridging the Gap, we apprised readers “that the use of irrevocable trusts has met with resistance from the MassHealth agency in the application process. Although these...

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Cammuso Elected Vice President Girls Inc. Board

November 2, 2015---Linda T. Cammuso, Estate Preservation Law Offices partner, has been elected to serve as vice president for the board of directors of Girls’ Inc. of Worcester, MA. The organization, which will celebrate its centennial in 2016, was founded to...

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Estate Planning: Are You Ready?

by Linda T. Cammuso The third week of October was officially declared National Estate Planning Awareness Week in 2008. The House bill was co-sponsored by the National Association of Estate Planners and Council (NAEPC). In 2015 those dates fall between October 19 and...

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Brendan J. King on TV

Brendan J. King appeared on Retirement Advisers TV, hosted by Greg Lavelle, on Charter 3. Greg and Brendan discussed estate and asset protection planning, safe techniques for avoiding probate and the consequences of improper planning.  

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Estate Planning: Answering Your Questions

EPLO's Spring issue of Bridging the Gap answers many of the questions that clients ask when they work with the attorneys  on their estate plans and asset protection. You will also find valuable columns about: -          Choosing your Decision Makers -          Taxes...

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What HIPPA Means for You

Carol F. Barton The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a law that protects the privacy of medical records.  The law was written for the protection of the patient/consumer. Basically, HIPAA: Gives patients more control over their...

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Trusts: Scary or Empowering

I think I speak for many of my estate planning clients when I say the word “trust” makes them at least a little uneasy the first time they hear it.  So what’s the verdict?  Are trusts scary or empowering?  And, what are trusts anyway?  How do they work? Trusts are...

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Inedible Recipe: The Estate Planning Disaster

by Linda T. Cammuso With the holidays approaching, Americans’ thoughts turn with anticipation to food.  In the midst of our weight-conscious, diet-obsessed culture, the holidays are a time when we happily throw caution to the wind and indulge in the most decadent of...

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Crucial Documents for College Age Children

Carol F. Barton Once children turn eighteen they are legally considered adults. Parents lose their legal rights to make decisions for their children, and lose the ability to access the children’s financial and health information. Proper estate planning can ensure...

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Avoid inheritance misconduct by grandchildren

With the economic challenges fami­lies face today, grandparents are increas­ingly looking to leave an inheritance for their grand­children — whether to help pay for education, or just to alleviate their children’s finan­cial burdens. You may have thought about leaving...

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Vital steps to take after you lose a loved one

Losing a loved one is devastating and stressful. From planning burial ser­vices and notifying family members and friends, to fulfilling the wishes of your loved one and managing their finances, as well as avoiding family squabbles, the experience can be overwhelming....

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Do you need an elder law attorney?

With people living longer and the healthcare and financial worlds growing more complicated, it is likely that you or a loved one will someday find yourself in need of an elder law attorney. Like many labels, the term “elder law” is often times used without a proper...

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If you have an estate plan: Did you fund it?

Today, more than ever, people understand the need to establish trusts as part of estate planning. However, many people fail to take the next step in this important process — funding the trusts with their most valuable assets. Click here If you have an estate plan: Did...

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Medicaid: No time to be penny-wise, pound-foolish

We all love to save money, but when it comes to applying for MassHealth (Medicaid) benefits in a nursing home, the wise approach is to use an attorney to help you through the process. Applying for Medicaid is extremely complex… Be sure to read Medicaid: No time to be...

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Estate Preservation Law Offices of Worcester, MA provides multi-leveled and integrated estate planning and asset protection planning services. Its services includes: estate planning, asset protection planning through domestic and foreign techniques, business and corporate planning, corporate and individual tax planning, elder law and Medicaid planning, estate and trust administration, guardianships and conservatorships, retirement planning, special needs and disability planning, financial aid planning, veterans benefits planning, charitable and exempt organizations, and equine and pet trust planning. The firm serves clients in areas that include Worcester, Boylston, Braintree, Boston, Brewster, Brookline, Cambridge, Chatham, Fitchburg, Holden, Hyannis, Leominster, Newton, Needham, Northborough, Southborough, Shrewsbury, Wellesley, Weston, Westborough, Cape Cod & Islands, Central Massachusetts, Metro west / 495, and New Hampshire.

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