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Questions To Ask Before Becoming A Trustee

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A trust is a legal entity that can either hold your assets for you during your lifetime or hold your assets for your beneficiaries after you pass away. A trust must have a trustee, which is someone who administers the trust. In your lifetime, you may be named as a trustee. The following article… Read More »

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7 Estate Planning Mistakes

By Fisher Law LLC |

The estate planning process can be a complicated endeavor. Those who are unfamiliar with the process may end up making costly mistakes. The following article will provide a list of 7 of the most common mistakes that people typically make during the estate planning process, as well as some ways to prevent making these… Read More »

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How To Prove Undue Influence In A Will

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Oftentimes, a deceased person’s loved ones are surprised to find that the deceased left them nothing under a will. These loved ones may try to challenge the will under the assumption that the deceased would not have drafted the will in such a way if not for the presence of undue influence. The following… Read More »

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Do Nursing Home Residents Have Any Rights?

By Fisher Law LLC |

If you are considering nursing home care for yourself or a loved one, you may be concerned about maintaining your autonomy and may question whether residents have any rights. Under the 1987 Nursing Home Reform Act, nursing home residents do have certain rights that must be guaranteed. The following article will provide a brief… Read More »

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What Does An Elder Law Attorney Do?

By Fisher Law LLC |

The following article will discuss the role of an elder law attorney, as well as provide some questions that you should consider asking during your first consultation. What is elder law? Elder law refers to various legal and practical issues which directly affect the elderly, their caretakers, and family members. Some common elder law… Read More »

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How To Recognize The Signs Of Elder Abuse In Nursing Homes

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Elder abuse is especially common within nursing home facilities. In fact, about 5 million elderly individuals are abused each year. Additionally, 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 have attested to experiencing some form of abuse. It is important to recognize the signs of elder abuse and to report them to ensure… Read More »

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How To Challenge A Will In Massachusetts

By Fisher Law LLC |

The following article will provide some information regarding how an individual can challenge a will in the state of Massachusetts. File a timely appearance with the court. If you are considered an heir at law (typically if you are a child, parent, or sibling of the decedent) you will receive notice by  mail that… Read More »

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5 Questions To Ask Nursing Home Staff In Light Of The Continuing COVID-19 Pandemic

By Fisher Law LLC |

The continuing COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted nursing homes. This pandemic has resulted in nursing homes having to take steps to ensure that their elderly residents who are already susceptible to illnesses are also protected against COVID-19. The following article will provide some helpful questions that caregivers and family members should be prepared to… Read More »

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How To Avoid Probate

By Fisher Law LLC |

When you pass, your family may find themselves having to go to court to prove your will left is valid or to address any other concerns about your property. This process is referred to as “probate.” The probate process can often be unnecessarily contentious, extensive, and expensive. As such, the following article will discuss… Read More »

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What Is The Business Succession Planning Process?

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If you are a business owner and are getting close to retirement age, you may consider transferring your ownership to a trusted family member. This process is often referred to as “business succession planning.” The following article will further explain the purpose of a business succession plan and will provide some information regarding the… Read More »

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