Attorney Patricia Bloom-McDonald
Committed to helping all people, including those about to retire or retired already, to prepare a plan for aging in their own home, and to access all resources available to them.
Attorney Patricia Bloom-McDonald is available to meet in YOUR home, office, or other place of convenience.
Many adults care for aging parents, support their own children & face their own retirement. Seniors are an increasing proportion of society; economic benefits are shrinking; costs are rising. House neglect & home injuries are primary causes of relocating to nursing homes. It doesn’t need to be an inevitable fact of aging to live out life in a nursing home. Current laws allow those who are otherwise eligible, to be given the choice of care setting that is the least restrictive & most appropriate.
Even if you and/or your children are all grown-up, you can probably remember scenes of intense sibling rivalry when you or they were younger. In some families, that competition continues into adulthood; for others, it recedes as children age and mature. But it can all come flooding back while trying to divide up an estate after the death of a loved one, as argument ensue over who gets what.
If you die without a will, a probate court will decide, who will inherit your property. In some cases, the result may be quite contrary to your wishes. Try listing all of the assets you’ve accumulated: perhaps a house, car, jewelry, investments, family heirlooms, and more. Now ask yourself if you want the assets you have enjoyed during your lifetime be turned into instruments of family fighting and financial hardships. Without a properly executed estate plan these assets may create problems and expenses due to Federal inheritance laws and Massachusetts probate laws which allow for the appointment of strangers to make family decisions.