FEMA Reimbursement for COVID Burial Expenses – February 2022 Update

FEMA Reimbursement for COVID Burial Expenses On February 7, 2022, FEMA issued a press release detailing the number of applications for funeral expense reimbursement by the state.  According to the report, in Massachusetts, there were 7,103 applications of which 4,870 of those were approved for reimbursement. FEMA reimbursed individuals a total of $33,687,637.  Read the […]

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Hull Estate Planning Presentation and Video

Hull Estate Planning Presentation and Video It was once again my pleasure to provide an educational seminar on behalf of the Massachusetts Bar Association Elder Law Education Program to the wonderful participants and members of the Hull Council on Aging Senior Center in Hull, Massachusetts. As you will see Hull Estate Planning Presentation, the questions […]

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Does My Will Become Public After I Die?

Does My Will Become Public After I Die? Yes. Once a will is admitted to a probate court (or a court having administration duties for an estate), the will becomes a public document. If a testator wishes to keep estate information private, this can generally be accomplished through a trust. What is the Difference Between […]

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Estate Plan Celebrity Example: Michael Jackson

Estate Plan Celebrity Example: Michael Jackson With the millions of dollars and substantial assets that some celebrities have, it would be reasonable to think they would engage in careful and methodical estate planning.  However, all too often, after a superstar dies, we learn that simple mistakes were made that trigger year of litigation or cost […]

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