Celebrities as role models.  That concept drives the sales of billions of dollars of print, television, movies, and online media.  For better or worse, we keep an eye on what celebrities do … and then (depending on what they do) either try to do the same or tell ourselves “I would NEVER do that!”  When…

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When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Where: Attleboro Council on Aging, 25 South Main Street, Attleboro Who: Local seniors What: An educational event, followed by the opportunity to create a Health Care Proxy Cost: Free To register: Contact the Attleboro COA at 508-223-2222

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When: Thursday, April 18, 2019, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Where: North Attleboro Middle School, 564 Landry Ave., North Attleboro Who: Open to the Public What: A senior resource event including continental breakfast and lunch, health screenings, vendors, raffles, a celebrity fashion show, and educational programs Cost: Free To register: Pre-registration is preferred but not…

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When: Friday, April 18, 2019, exact time TBD Where:  North Attleboro Middle School, 564 Landry Ave., North Attleboro Who: Open to the Public What: Part of the 5th Senior Spectacular, this panel presentation by Deborah Blum-Shore and two other local elder law attorneys will review the important documents that should be part of every estate…

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When: Friday, May 3, 2019 Where: Taunton Holiday Inn Who: Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) What: Panel presentation at full day estate planning program for legal professionals titled “Turbocharged: Estate Planning Practice Upgrade 2019” To register: see www.MCLE.org

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When: Tuesday/Wednesday, September 24-25, 2019 Where: Westborough Doubletree Inn Who: Massachusetts Teachers Association Retired Members Annual Gathering What: Three educational sessions:  “Nuts & Bolts of Estate Planning, “ “Life Care Planning,” and “Understanding and Using Trusts” To register:  Registration not yet open

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No one wants to think about a time when we might not be here.  And that is especially true for those of us who have minor children.  There is no one in the world who can take care of our children as well as we can (right?), and the thought that our kids might have…

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Thank you from The Shore Elder Law Firm

Part of my job as an elder law and estate planning attorney is to help my clients make important decisions about what will happen to their assets, and who in their lives will accept the challenges of helping my clients with their finances and health care matters, both while they are living and after they…

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In the past few weeks, I have had two trustee-clients ask me the same question:  “What was the point of all of the planning if I still have to deal with all of this drama from my sibling [or child] now that my parent has passed away?  Wasn’t Mom/Dad’s Trust supposed to avoid all of…

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