I am setting up a small business on my own. Would I benefit from incorporating as an LLC?

In a word—yes. You would benefit greatly from incorporating your business as a limited liability company (LLC), as opposed to operating it as a sole proprietor or as part of a group of partners in a general partnership. An LLC is a relatively simple means of incorporating a business, with many benefits for small-business owners.…

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My Dad is 80 and our family is hoping the RMV doesn’t renew his license because we think his driving is dangerous, but he insists on driving. What can we do?

In the United States, getting one’s driver’s license is a rite of passage. Access to a car or other vehicle allows great freedom and independence: to go where we wish, do what we wish, and do it on our own schedules. Understandably, when we, or our elderly dependents, are told we can no longer drive,…

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Legal Q&A at Arlington’s Town Day celebration on September 15, 2018

Arlington, Massachusetts – Join the lawyers and staff of Gosselin & Kyriakidis, P.C. in celebrating 25 years of service to Arlington and the surrounding communities at their Legal Question & Answer booth at Arlington’s Town Day celebration on September 15, 2018. Bring your legal questions to Arlington’s hometown law firm Gosselin & Kyriakidis. You will…

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How siblings should behave towards each other after their parents’ deaths

An often overlooked aspect of estate planning is how siblings should behave towards each other after their parents’ deaths. If a trust is part of your estate planning, choose your trustee carefully making sure they understand the role and its responsibilities especially if you designate one of your children. One way to ensure peace among…

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Here’s Why You Should Have a Trust

In addition to having a will, many people are now setting up trusts as part of their estate planning. A common type of trust is the revocable trust which can be changed during a person’s lifetime. Revocable trusts are considered the “workhorse of modern estate planning.” To find out other reasons a trust should be…

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Eligible for MassHealth within three weeks

Elderly client’s wife was in hospital due to failure to thrive and was being discharged to rehabilitation.  Concerned that his limited finances would be depleted when he would have to private pay for his wife’s care in a nursing home, he sought our firm’s assistance.  By working diligently with him to structure his assets, we…

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HUD Makes Reverse Mortgages A Little Less Attractive

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced changes to the federal reverse mortgage program. Citing the need to put the program on better financial footing, HUD will raise reverse mortgage fees for some borrowers and lower the amount homeowners can borrow. A reverse mortgage allows a homeowner who is at least 62…

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