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The Differences Between A Revocable And Irrevocable Trust

By Fisher Law LLC |

Placing assets in a trust is one of the best ways to plan for your estate. There are two broad categories of trust instruments: revocable and irrevocable trusts. Each comes with their own advantages and disadvantages, and an experienced estate planning attorney can help you determine which is best for your situation. At Fisher… Read More »

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What Is Veterans’ Aid And Attendance?

By Fisher Law LLC |

In addition to traditional veterans’ benefits, “Aid and Attendance” is another pension benefit available for veterans that often goes unused. Aid and Attendance benefits are meant to help veterans as they age and have issues completing daily living activities without assistance. If you believe that you are entitled to Aid and Assistance benefits in… Read More »

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Should I Get A Power Of Attorney?

By Fisher Law LLC |

One of the cornerstone documents in any comprehensive estate plan is a power of attorney. This document allows someone to make decisions in your best interest when you are unable to do so yourself. At Fisher Law in Norwood, our experienced and knowledgeable estate planning attorneys can explain the benefits of naming a power… Read More »

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How To Choose A Personal Representative

By Fisher Law LLC |

One of the most important aspects of a Last Will and Testament is naming the person who will be responsible for managing the distribution of the estate after your passing. In Massachusetts, this person is known as the Personal Representative, or executor, of the estate. It is critical that the right person is chosen… Read More »

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What Is The Probate Process In Massachusetts?

By Fisher Law LLC |

After a person passes away, their estate may  go through the probate process. Probate can be a complicated and frustrating process if you try and go through it alone, especially right after the death of a loved one, but the experienced and knowledgeable Norwood estate planning lawyers at Fisher Law are here to help…. Read More »

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What To Know About Advance Directives

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Health and bodily autonomy are two of the most important aspects of a person’s life, but there may be situations that arise when a person is unable to communicate their decisions about medical treatment to healthcare professionals. In Massachusetts, an advance directive can alleviate concerns and questions about medical care when this information is… Read More »

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What Is Elder Neglect?

By Fisher Law LLC |

As our loved ones age, they usually need increased support and care. Unfortunately, this care is not always provided even when it is the duty of others to provide it. Elder neglect occurs far more often than most people realize, and if you have suspicions that your loved one is not receiving the care… Read More »

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What Is A Rogers Guardianship?

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Despite recent stories in the news, guardianships and conservatorships are meant to help and protect those who can no longer make decisions for themselves. A guardian makes decisions on behalf of someone else who cannot make those decisions on their own anymore. In certain circumstances, a guardian may need permission to make decisions about… Read More »

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Common Elements Of An Estate Plan

By Fisher Law LLC |

An estate plan is more than just writing a will, and if done properly an estate plan can provide a comprehensive roadmap of your wishes in your twilight years and beyond. At Fisher Law, our knowledgeable and experienced Norwood estate planning lawyers can review the documents most commonly included in an estate plan and… Read More »

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Who Qualifies For Medicaid?

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There is much confusion about what services are provided or covered under Medicare versus  Medicaid and how to qualify for Medicaid, which is called MassHealth in Massachusetts. While Medicare is an entitlement program, Medicaid is a welfare program that people can apply for with the help of a skilled attorney. Do you have questions… Read More »

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