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Special Needs Financial Planning Recommendations

By Fisher Law LLC |

The following article will provide some recommendations regarding the financial planning of families with special needs members. What is special needs planning? Special needs planning is the process of developing a future plan for a person with an intellectual or developmental disability. This is crucial because it ensures that the person with special needs… Read More »

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Durable Power Of Attorney

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The following article will provide some information regarding the purpose of a durable power of attorney. What is a “durable” power of attorney? A power of attorney is a type of legal document which transfers authority from one person (referred to as the “principal”) to another person who acts on the principal’s behalf (referred… Read More »

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Tips For Choosing The Right 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. If you create a trust, you should consider appointing your own trustee (rather… Read More »

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Questions To Ask Before Becoming A Trustee

By Fisher Law LLC |

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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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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I Am A Senior Living In Massachusetts. How Do I Apply For Medicaid?

By Fisher Law LLC |

If you are a senior citizen who resides in Massachusetts, you may be eligible to receive Medicaid (called “MassHealth”) health care benefits from the state. The following article will provide some information regarding the Medicaid application process for seniors. What is Medicaid? Medicaid is a program funded jointly by states and the federal government… Read More »

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6 Estate Planning Myths

By Fisher Law LLC |

Estate planning has many nuances and can often be disregarded altogether by people who believe that the process is too complicated, expensive, or tedious. The following article will provide some common myths that are typically associated with the estate planning process. Myth #1- Estate planning is only for the very rich. If you own… Read More »

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Exploring The Types Of Probate In Massachusetts

By Fisher Law LLC |

After a loved one dies, the family may find themselves having to go to court to prove that the will left by the decedent is valid or to address any other concerns about the decedent’s property. This process is referred to as “probate.” The following article will discuss some of various types of probate… Read More »

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