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Every day is a holiday! posted on Jun 10

Who doesn’t love a holiday? But is every day a holiday? Well, yes and no. There are official holidays that are recognized by the Federal government. These days matter if you are filing court paperwork and need to know how to compute the time allowed. The list of   …Continue Reading Every day is a holiday!

Thinking about retiring? posted on May 11

Golden beaches, warm breezes, and the sounds of waves; these are some of the dreams of retirement. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for endless days of playing golf, traveling the globe, or spending more time with the grandchildren, the question of finance always   …Continue Reading Thinking about retiring?

Starting or building a law practice? posted on Feb 20

In 2014, 1,598 people passed the Massachusetts Bar exam. Many of them went to established firms, governmental agencies, or decided not to enter the legal field at all. However, some graduates choose to open their own practice. Once the decision to strike out on one’s   …Continue Reading Starting or building a law practice?

Questions about Medicare posted on Jan 9

Many people have questions about Medicare, the different programs, the home health benefit, and what exactly is Part D prescription drug benefits. There is a lot of online material that will help with these questions. The federal government’s website is a great starting point. From   …Continue Reading Questions about Medicare

ElderLaw Portfolio Series posted on Nov 9

The newest release for the ElderLaw Portfolio Series updates portfolio number 14, Veteran’s benefits for the elderly. This portfolio covers a veteran’s eligibility for benefits as well as the claims process, and practicing before the VA. The release also adds a new portfolio to the series,   …Continue Reading ElderLaw Portfolio Series

Blue no more! posted on Oct 20

Blue laws have been a part of our history since Colonial times and were enforced in Massachusetts until the 1990’s when alcohol sales were allowed on Sundays. First it was the border towns that were allowed to open, then in 2003 Governor Romney approved a   …Continue Reading Blue no more!

CORI, CARI what is the difference? posted on Jun 20

We often hear about getting one’s Criminal Offender Record Information, commonly know as CORI. When you are looking for a job, looking for an apartment, or adopting a child, having a CORI check done is usually part of the process. This is why there has been a   …Continue Reading CORI, CARI what is the difference?

Real estate financing posted on Apr 20

There has been a lot of discussion regarding foreclosure, but what about the mortgage itself? What are the laws and regulations that govern the origination and the terms of mortgage loans? The treatise Mortgage Lending is one place to turn for the answers. Published by   …Continue Reading Real estate financing

An Act Relative to Veterans’ Access, Livelihood, Opportunity, and Resources – updated posted on Apr 9

On April 3, 2014 Governor Patrick signed into law, the Valor Act II which builds on the Valor Act previously passed. This new legislation increases the benefits for veterans and their families, and creates new opportunities as well. Some of the highlights of the bill include:  a   …Continue Reading An Act Relative to Veterans’ Access, Livelihood, Opportunity, and Resources – updated

It’s all fun and games until someone get hurt. posted on Mar 20

As it gets warmer, people start going outside to enjoy the nice weather. If you or your child gets hurt however, who is the responsible party? What should the trial strategy be? One source to look at for answers is Am. Jur. Trials. The latest   …Continue Reading It’s all fun and games until someone get hurt.