Life Becomes More Complicated, a column authored by Attorney Mikael Hooker, is a wealth of information. He covers everything from living wills to nursing home costs. We are happy to provide copies of his articles here.

 

When you don’t have cash to buy a house (and who does?) you go to a bank and borrow the money. You sign a Promissory Note to pay the bank back periodically. They in turn file a mortgage at the Registry of Deeds to protect their loan. T

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There is a complex framework and formula for how much a surviving spouse inherits where the decedent left no Will. In order to avoid such complexity and potentially unfair disposition, it is critical that a second marriage elder engage in estate planning.

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If you’ve read my past columns, you know difficult it can be to get government funding to provide care in your home. Masshealth (also known as Medicaid) has a program called Personal Care Attendant (PCA). It can provide needed care into the home. But it is needs-based.

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