March Estate Planning Workshops – Learn the Facts!

Are you worried about the cost of a nursing home should someone you love become unable to care for themselves? It’s a common concern not only for seniors, but for their children. Come learn about asset protection and estate planning issues at our educational workshops.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at the Tufts Library, 46 Broad Street, Weymouth from 10:00am-12:00pm

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street, Plymouth from 10:00am-12:00pm

Monday, March 26, 2012 at the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South Street,  Plymouth from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Attorney Robert E. Romano will discuss important Estate planning issues that affect ALL seniors. Reserve your seat today. 617-769-9843

Does an “I Love You Will” really show your true affection?

A will is a legal document that lets you tell the world who should receive your assets after your death. An “I Love You” will basically states, I leave everything to my spouse first and then to our children equally. In real life this type of will can become anything but loving.

Marge and Walter have three wonderful children, Beth, Dave and Mark. Beth lives locally and helps mom and dad out all the time. Dave and Mark live out of state. Other than a visit or two a year, they are not involved in mom and dad’s daily life.

Marge and Walter have a cottage down the Cape, in addition to their primary home,. Beth and her family look forward to weekend visits in the summer. Her children feel like it’s their summer home because they spent so much time there with Nana and Grandpa. Due to distance and their own busy lives, Dave and Mark haven’t been to the cottage since they were little.

If Marge and Walter had an I Love You will, what do think would happen to the Cape cottage, after they both pass?  Beth would want to continue to use the cottage. She might even feel like the cottage should be hers. Dave and Mark do not want the cottage and could really use the money. Would mom and dad want their children fighting over the cottage or at the very least have bad feelings amongst them? What happens to the primary residence as well?

There are alternatives to an “I Love You” will. An experienced estate planning attorney can explain your options and counsel you on how to best achieve you wishes. Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Plan your Estate and your wishes will come True.

Join Us for Our February Estate Planning Workshops

Attorney Rob Romano conducts free estate planning workshops. These educational workshops focus on how seniors can remain in control of their assets, retain all income from their assets, and qualify for Medicaid. Attendees will also learn how to protect their family from nursing home costs and their children’s indiscretions. With more than 37.8 million Americans 65 years or older and with baby boomers growing older, the importance of planning for one’s legal needs has become essential.

Thursday, February 9, 2012 at the Canton Public Library, 786 Washington Street, Canton from 1:00pm-3:00pm

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at the Avon Council on Aging, 65 East Main Street, Avon from 10:00am-12:00pm

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at the Quincy Council on Aging-Kennedy Center, 440 East Squantum Street, Quincy from 10:00am-12:00pm

Elder Law is a specialized area that involves representing, counseling and assisting seniors, and their families in connection with a variety of legal issues, with a primary emphasis on promoting the highest quality of life for individuals. When clients visit an elder law attorney, they generally present problems beyond the need for a will or a power of attorney. Attorney Romano is familiar with the network of services and providers who assist clients effectively.