How To Shield Your Loved Ones From Financial Elder Abuse In Massachusetts

At Jordan & White, LLC, we are acutely aware of the rising concern surrounding financial elder abuse—a significant issue that can tragically impact vulnerable seniors. This blog post empowers you with practical strategies to protect your elderly family members from financial exploitation in Massachusetts. Here, you’ll find a comprehensive guide covering the recognition of abuse…

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How Does a Trust Impact My Eligibility for Government Programs?

Planning for the future involves not only ensuring your loved ones are taken care of but also making sure you have access to the resources you may need down the road. Government programs like Medicaid play a vital role in providing healthcare for low- and middle-income individuals and families. However, you might wonder if assets…

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Can I Change My Will After It’s Created in Massachusetts?

At Jordan & White, LLC, we frequently encounter questions about estate planning in Massachusetts. One common query revolves around the flexibility of wills. Let’s explore the possibilities of modifying a will after its creation, focusing on the legal landscape in Massachusetts. Defining The Key Figure in Writing a Will, The Testator  When planning for the…

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What Is The Difference Between A Testamentary Trust And A Living Trust?

At Jordan & White, LLC, we often assist clients in navigating the complexities of estate planning. One common question that arises is understanding the difference between a testamentary trust and a living trust. Let’s look into these two essential aspects of estate planning and shed light on their distinctions. Testamentary Trusts Help Plan for the…

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Is it Possible To Avoid Probate?

At Jordan & White LLC, we often encounter clients who are curious about whether it’s possible to avoid probate. Probate can be a time-consuming and sometimes costly process, so it’s natural to wonder if there are ways to bypass it. The short answer is yes, there are strategies to avoid probate, and we’re here to…

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Can I Disinherit Someone In My Will In Massachusetts?

At Jordan & White, LLC, we often engage with clients curious about the legalities of disinheriting someone in their will in Massachusetts. Disinheritance can be a sensitive and complex issue, and it’s essential to approach it with a clear understanding of the legal framework in the state. In this blog, we’ll explore the intricacies of…

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What Is The Role Of An Executor In A Will In Massachusetts?

At Jordan & White, LLC, on the North Shore of Massachusetts, we frequently discuss with our clients the crucial role of a Personal Representative in estate planning. In Massachusetts, this role, often called executor, is central to managing and distributing an estate in line with the deceased’s wishes. In this post, we’ll explore the responsibilities…

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How Are Debts And Taxes Handled During Probate?

At Jordan & White, LLC, we understand that dealing with the probate process in Massachusetts can be daunting, especially when managing debts and taxes. As experienced estate planning attorneys on the North Shore, we’re here to guide you through this often complicated journey with clarity and compassion. The probate process involves several steps, including settling…

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Can I Change My Trust in Massachusetts?

When it comes to estate planning, many of us wonder about the flexibility of trusts. At Jordan & White, LLC, we often receive inquiries from clients asking, “Can I change my trust in Massachusetts?” We’re here to reassure you that trusts are not set in stone, and modifications can be made to reflect your current…

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Who Can Create a Will? Can I use DIY Tools?

Creating a will is a fundamental aspect of estate planning. A will is not just a legal document; it reflects your wishes and is a crucial tool for protecting your loved ones. But who is eligible to create a will? In Massachusetts, the basic requirements are straightforward: you must be at least 18 years old…

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