Our country, as a whole, has seen many shifts in the financial and healthcare sectors in recent years. The Affordable Care Act really changed everything – especially the way Americans see healthcare. While the internet provides instant access to anything you can imagine, it’s also prone to many experts with ulterior motives doing their best to shift the facts and of course, information is subjective. What one person reads and takes away from any website might be construed in a different way by … [Read more...] about Yes, Estate Planning Matters
Just because the stereotype portrays today’s elderly American as docile, rocking chair bound and cookie-baking grandmas and grandpas, it doesn’t mean it’s accurate. Surely, some – if not most – of us look forward to the day we can retire, slow down our pace and reacquaint ourselves with the concept of relaxation, but for others, it’s all about making a statement. If that “statement” happens to make the international news, well, then, all the better. Such as the case with Sister Megan Rice. In … [Read more...] about Elderly Activism?
We are proud to share the news with our clients that our very own Stephen A. Unsworth has been chosen for the 2013 Super Lawyers award. This award places him in the top 5 percent of attorneys throughout New England. Stephen consistently raises the bar for estate planning lawyers around the country and more importantly, delivers to his clients the best representation found in the industry. Of course, those of us who work with Stephen on a daily basis know first-hand the determination that drives … [Read more...] about Congratulations to Super Lawyer Stephen A. Unsworth
With the recent Supreme Court ruling that allowed gay marriages, along with the new healthcare laws that are soon to be in full effect, there's a lot to take in when it comes to asset transfer rules, benefits, estate planning, and of course, Medicaid. First, let's take a look at the Supreme Court's recent ruling on same sex marriages. The Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Veteran's Administration (VA), in recent weeks, have begun issuing guidance for all things related to the … [Read more...] about The Latest on DOMA, Medicaid & Asset Transfer Rules