It’s estimated that 70% of people over the age of 65 will require some type of long-term care services during their lifetime. That could mean needing assistance with at least a couple of activities of daily living, such as eating, dressing, or bathing, and possibly even a higher level of care. In the Boston area […] The post Why You Should Plan Ahead for MassHealth Eligibility appeared first on The Heritage Law Blog .
The start of each year makes us think about what’s important and what we want to accomplish. Protecting our family and maintaining financial security are top of that list for most people. Proper estate planning can help you reach both those goals. Here’s why you should get started on your estate plan: Avoid Probate to […] The post Why You Should FINALLY Get Your Estate Planning Done appeared first on The Heritage Law Blog .
In this season of giving, we often think about how we’re giving back to the world we live in. You might donate here or there during the year when you remember to, but you could develop a well-thought-out charitable giving plan that would benefit the charities of your choice as well as your estate. Do […] The post Charitable Giving on Your Mind? appeared first on The Heritage Law Blog .
A health care proxy, also known as a “health care surrogate” or “medical power of attorney,” allows you to designate another person, known as an agent or proxy, to legally make health care decisions for you if you cannot do so yourself. It does not grant any powers to the health care agent until you […] The post A Health Care Proxy vs. an Advance Directive appeared first on The Heritage Law Blog .
Please join the Heritage Law Center for one of our upcoming Estate Planning Seminars: “How to Protect Your Home, Assets & Life Savings From the Costs of Probate & Long-Term Care” WAKEFIELD Tuesday, Dec. 5, 10:00 am – 12:00 p.m. (Continental Breakfast) at the Four Points by Sheraton Wakefield-Boston Hotel & Conference Center, 1 Audubon […] The post The Heritage Law Center is Hosting Two Estate Planning Seminars appeared first on The Heritage Law Blog .
Just as no two people are exactly the same, neither are their estate plans. With all the possibilities in estate planning it’s important to know your options. While every estate plan is different, an estate plan consists of an array of documents that each have their own benefits and limitations. The foundation of a basic […] The post How a Trust Can Strengthen Your Estate Plan appeared first on The Heritage Law Blog .
Please join the Heritage Law Center for one of our upcoming Estate Planning Seminars: “How to Protect Your Home, Assets & Life Savings From the Costs of Probate & Long-Term Care” WOBURN Tuesday, Sept. 26 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Coffee & Dessert) Courtyard by Marriott 700 Unicorn Park Dr BURLINGTON Thursday, Sept. 28 7:00 – 9:00 […] The post The Heritage Law Center Will be Hosting Two Estate Planning Seminars appeared first on The Heritage Law Blog .
Back to school season is upon us! As we all prepare to get back into our routines it’s also a great time to be reminded of estate planning basics. The blog posts this month focus on just that. Getting back to basics so you can make estate planning part of our fall planning. Estate planning […] The post Estate Planning for the Young Adult: 7 Strategies to Start Today appeared first on The Heritage Law Blog .
There’s a great feeling of satisfaction that comes with giving. Being able to help your loved ones through major life events and financial transitions can be a very rewarding experience. Did you know that gifting not only helps your family while you are still alive but also helps shield you from estate tax? With […] The post Avoid Estate Tax and Preserve Your Family Legacy Through Gifts appeared first on The Heritage Law Blog .
The Heritage Law Center is proud to announce that for the second year in a row founder and Principal attorney Matthew Karr has been selected as a New England Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of lawyers who have achieved significant peer […] The post Matthew Karr, Esq. selected as 2017 ‘Super Lawyer’ appeared first on The Heritage Law Blog .