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October 16, 2019 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

An Estate Plan's Components



A good estate plan has many vital components. You want to make sure that your estate plan is structured to avoid probate, save on estate taxes, protect your estate if you move into a nursing home, and appoint someone on your behalf if you become incapacitated.
October 09, 2019 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

Your Unclaimed Property




You might have more money or assets than you realize. There is currently approximately $2.4 billion in unclaimed property in Massachusetts. These lost funds are...
October 02, 2019 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

Will My Estate Pay MassHealth?




Yes, your estate might pay MassHealth for services after you die.

Under federal law, states must try to recoup the costs of nursing home care as well as other services for people over age 55. States may also recoup costs for other Medicaid services.

September 27, 2019 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire

Avoid Employee Lawsuits





No business owner wants to be sued by their employee. It can be very expensive and time consuming. There are many steps you can take to reduce the likelihood of such a suit.

It is vital to have an Employee Handbook. It is very important to have the policies and procedures...
September 25, 2019 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

WEBINAR: Effective Estate Planning Solutions for Today's Challenges




September 17, 2019 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

Tax Debt Can Impact Your Passport





Can unpaid taxes keep you from your travel plans? Yes it can, if your travel is to a foreign country. Significant tax debt...
September 11, 2019 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

Homework and Divorce





Doing homework can be hard enough. It gets more complicated when you have to figure out where completed work goes or how long-term projects will be handled. All of this takes a little more planning when kids divide their time between their divorced parents and their respective homes. It also takes a little more coordination between the parents.

September 06, 2019 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

Are you PFML ready?



Massachusetts' Paid Family and Medical Leave program is here. And if you employ anyone, you are now required to get your business or non-profit PFML ready.
September 04, 2019 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

Keep Your Will Current

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Congratulations, you have a will. The question is, Is it current? Wills or estate plans need to keep up with the changes in your life. There are many life changes that require updates to your will.

Having a current will ensures that your assets will go...
August 21, 2019 | Freya Allen Shoffner, Esquire | Main Office

Retirement and You



What do you want to be when you retire? Retirement means so many things to so many people. Classically it has meant leaving your position or occupation and ceasing to work. Historically the age of retirement has been 65. Importantly, it is often a time in your life when you stop generating income.
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