What makes a Will official or executable? Do I need an attorney to make an official Will?

A Last Will and Testament, known as a Will, is a legal document created by an individual instructing how they would like their final wishes to be carried out after death. In the state of Massachusetts, if a person dies without a Will, state laws will determine how and to whom the person’s assets will…

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Is it difficult to add a new partner to an existing LLP?

No, provided that the LLP’s original charter (its articles of organization) permits it and all of the current partners are onboard. A limited liability partnership (LLP) is a business formed to protect the individual partners from excessive financial liability. This differs from a limited liability corporation (LLC) in that no separate legal person (a corporation)…

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Learn the benefits of revocable vs. irrevocable trusts and how they differ.

The ability to change is at the heart of the difference between revocable and irrevocable trusts. Revocable trusts take their name from the trustee’s ability to “revoke” (i.e. change) provisions of the trust agreement after signing. These changes could include adding or removing beneficiaries of the trust by amendment or even dissolving the entire trust.…

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What does a lawyer do at a home sale closing?

Believe it or not, lawyers are not only here for the difficult times in life, such as a divorce or a death. The right lawyer can make the joyful moments in life even sweeter by reducing stress and providing peace of mind that everything is ‘just right.’ Closing on a home is one such happy…

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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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