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  • When can a guardian admit a patient to a nursing facility?


    After Massachusetts enacted its version of the Uniform Probate Code (UPC) in 2009, guardians no longer had the authority to admit individuals to nursing facilities without explicit authority.  Individuals under guardianship who were in nursing homes when the law began could stay in their facilities, but their guardians required additional authority to re-admit the individual […]

  • Do I really need a Will?


    This is a question we hear over and over from clients, family members and friends.  In general the answer is yes – people can usually benefit from – at a minimum—a basic estate plan, which would include a will, health care proxy and power of attorney.  That being said, there are other estate planning tools […]