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By Richard “Chuck” Woodhouse, JD, and Caldwell Law Sage emeritus. Early in March 2023, an article appearing in the Boston Globe recounted the story of a Massachusetts man, while being treated as a hospice patient, expressed a desire to end his life.  While he was kept...

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My Loved One Has Died – What Do I Do Now?

When a family member or other loved one dies, grief and shock can sometimes be overwhelming. The last thing most people want to think about is making phone calls or funeral arrangements. Some things do not need to be done immediately, but there are some steps that...

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Money Isn’t Everything

How to Pass Your Stories and Values to the Future Generations While it’s true that money is probably the most talked about topic in estate planning, the riches of experience and wisdom can sometimes mean more to family members down the line. Reinforcement of family...

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The Pros and Cons of Probate

In estate planning circles, the word “probate” often comes with a starkly negative connotation. Indeed, for many people — especially those with larger estates — financial planners recommend trying to keep property out of probate whenever possible. That being said, the...

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Consider a Trust to Avoid Probate

As Ambrose Bierce once darkly observed, “Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.” Ideally, when someone passes away, the paperwork and material concerns associated with the estate are so flawlessly handled (thanks to excellent preparation)...

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Estate Planning for Unmarried Partners

When you’re in a romantic partnership - as opposed to a marriage - you need to create the legal protections and benefits automatically afforded to those who are married. For example, married persons legally inherit from each automatically and can visit their spouses...

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