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The Last Important Gift to Give Your Family

by Matthew Karr, Esq. on September 19, 2014

As hard as it is for all of us to “plan” for our deaths, doing so is one of the best things you can do for your family. Adding to […]

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One of the most eloquent responses to Robin Williams’ death came from his best friend Billy Crystal, who posted on Twitter simply: “No words.” When someone close to us dies […]

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How to Protect Massachusetts Real Estate Assets

by Matthew Karr, Esq. on August 25, 2014

If you own real estate, chances are you have purchased insurance to protect your assets against damage or loss. But have you taken the necessary steps to protect your assets […]

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Casey Kasem’s Estate Planning Not in Anyone’s Top 40

by Matthew Karr, Esq. on August 21, 2014

Casey Kasem, the celebrity radio host who counted down America’s Top 40 popular songs for years, died on June 15 at the age of 82 and left behind an estimated […]

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Legal Steps to Take When Facing a Dementia Diagnosis

by Matthew Karr, Esq. on August 18, 2014

Maria Shriver knows the devastation of Alzheimer’s disease firsthand. Her beloved father Sargent Shriver, founder of the Peace Corps and one-time candidate for Vice President of the United States, died […]

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Ask These 5 Questions Before Gifting Assets

by Matthew Karr, Esq. on August 15, 2014

Gifting assets can be a useful estate planning tool if you need to reduce your estate tax bill or for long-term care planning purposes. However, you need to be sure […]

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A Plan for Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset: Your Children

by Matthew Karr, Esq. on August 12, 2014

If you have young children, chances are that your summer activities include some careful planning to keep them safe from harm. Unfortunately, even with proper precautions in place, accidents do […]

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If you’re the parent of a high school graduate this year, congratulations! You’ve put in a lot of time and effort toward their earning that diploma, and whatever their next […]

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Will the Inheritance You Leave Be a Blessing or an Albatross?

by Matthew Karr, Esq. on June 30, 2014

Rock musician Sting recently announced that his children will not inherit his estimated $300 million fortune, saying that these riches are “albatrosses around their necks.” The product of a British […]

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Many people fail to create an estate plan because they don’t truly understand what is involved and therefore believe it is too complicated. But the real truth is that creating […]

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