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By Steven Joshua Samuel JD, MBA, AIF® The Economist magazine recently published a story that summarizes some of the issues that all of us have to address to age in place well, meaning, live where and how we prefer to live: “In 1965, ANDRÉ-FRANÇOIS RAFFRAY, a 47-year-old lawyer in southern France, made the deal of […]

Protecting your Child’s Inheritance from the Reach of a Divorcing Spouse

On May 11, our firm’s bi-monthly Smart Counsel presentation focused on the best way to protect the inheritance you will leave to your children from the reach of your child’s spouse in the event of a divorce.  There were two parts to our program.  First, family law attorneys Barbara Nason and Amy Vaughn  spoke about […]

Dementia Friendly Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs has a new initiative to raise awareness about the prevalence of dementia in our state, in an effort to make our communities and those who live in them more “friendly” to those who suffer from dementia.  Did you know that one  in eight older adults in Massachusetts has […]

SSB Partners with Honoring Choices

Samuel, Sayward & Baler recently joined with Honoring Choices as a Community Partner. The mission of Honoring Choices is to help individuals make their health care wishes known and to ensure those wishes are carried out.  As a Community Partner, SSB will help adults in our area make their health care wishes known through the […]

We Get Around

Our attorneys have been out and about in the community, speaking about the importance of estate planning and continuing our education series on matters related to our practice areas. In November, all of our attorneys attended the Massachusetts Bar Association’s day-long Probate Law Conference, which is always an informative event.  This year’s highlights included the […]

MassHealth Update

2017 started off with a bang in the MassHealth world!  The end of 2016 brought with it some unexpected proposed MassHealth regulation changes which forced elder law attorneys across the state to scurry like mad before the holidays to review and comment on the new regulations which were originally set to take effect on February […]