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Estate Planning for the Little Things

by Matthew Karr, Esq. on April 17, 2014

Estate planning involves preparing for considerations related to incapacitation and death. And while there are many commonly thought-of items, like creating wills and naming guardians, there are some other items […]

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Clients come to my Woburn estate planning office with a desire to make a difference to the next generation. Obviously, there is a need to plan for children and grandchildren, […]

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How to Choose an Executor or Successor Trustee

by Matthew Karr, Esq. on April 10, 2014

The decision of who to appoint as your executor or trustee is a huge one, and we’ve talked about it a bit in the past. Still, it’s important to make…

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How to Choose an Executor or Successor Trustee

by Matthew Karr, Esq. on April 10, 2014

The decision of who to appoint as your executor or trustee is a huge one, and we’ve talked about it a bit in the past. Still, it’s important to make…

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Weighing Your Social Security Options

by Matthew Karr, Esq. on April 8, 2014

For many elder law clients in Woburn, Social Security benefits represent a very large portion of their post-retirement income. Because of the way that the system has changed since…

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The Importance of a Basic Estate Plan

by Matthew Karr, Esq. on March 12, 2014

Recently I was reminded, yet again, of how important having a solid foundational estate plan can be, no matter your net worth. Before getting into the various options regarding trust […]

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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Unusual Last Wish

by Matthew Karr, Esq. on March 5, 2014

Estate planning is more than just setting up an efficient plan for transferring assets and reducing taxes. It can also be an opportunity to impart values and ideals to those […]

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Most successful business owners have spent years building their business into a profitable enterprise. However, as retirement approaches they are often discouraged to find that selling their business will have […]

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Estate Planning Lessons from Paul Walker’s Tragedy

by Matthew Karr, Esq. on February 21, 2014

Actor Paul Walker, best known for his roles in The Fast and the Furious franchise, died on November 30, 2013 in a one car accident near his home in California. […]

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Texas Court Orders Woman Taken Off Life Support

by Matthew Karr, Esq. on February 19, 2014

Last week the sad saga of Marlise Munoz, a brain-dead Texas woman, came to an end as hospital officials complied with a Court order to remove her from life support […]

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