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Hire a Brookline Estate Planning Lawyer to Care for a Disabled Relative

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Many hire an estate planning lawyer in Brookline to provide for family members after death. When a loved one is disabled, it’s important to set the plan up carefully, especially if a loved one receives (or may receive) government benefits. In many such instances, an inheritance can force the loved one to spend those assets … Read more

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NE Women in Law Conference

By Jacquelyn Redmond

Attorney Jacquelyn Redmond was honored to participate and be a speaker at the 2015 NE Women in Law Conference held June 12th in Hartford, Connecticut. Other inspiring and note worthy speakers at the conference included Legal News authority Lis Wiehl of Fox News and Monica Lewinsky, both of which had important stories and inspirational messages. … Read more

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Living Wills and Durable Power of Attorneys: The Rarely Discussed, but Invaluable Estate Planning Documents

By Jacquelyn Redmond

Most people understand the importance of having a last will and testament in place upon their death, but an estate plan (even a basic one) involves more than simply stating who will inherit your wealth. For example, what happens if you are incapacitated and there are medical decisions that need to be made? Having a … Read more

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Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

By Jacquelyn Redmond

What is private mortgage insurance and When do you need to purchase it? You may think that after you pay closing costs and the real estate agent, the only expense left is your monthly mortgage and maybe some new paint. However,lenders may require you to purchase PMI if your down payment is less than 20 … Read more

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Boston’s Bid to Host the 2024 Olympic Games and Eminent Domain: Should You Be Concerned?

By Jacquelyn Redmond

There is quite a bit of buzz surrounding Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games. The bid has stirred conversations regarding the funding required for transportation and security in connection with the games and, more importantly, how the city will acquire the land required for the facilities needed to host the games. Andrew Zimbalist, … Read more

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Declaration of Homestead: A Simple Way to Protect Your Home; Part II

By Jacquelyn Redmond

Part II: How to take full advantage of the Declaration of Homestead   The Filing of a Declaration of Homestead Increases the Amount of Protection Provided to Residences to $500,000 and, in Some Cases $1 Million The filing of a Declaration of Homestead with the Registry of Deeds for the county in which the property … Read more

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Is Dual Representation by a Broker and Attorney allowed?

By Jacquelyn Redmond

When purchasing a home, people will often hire a broker to assist them with locating a property and an attorney to represent their interests in the property transaction. The roles of a buyer’s broker and an attorney may overlap and are both important, thus, it may be tempting for buyers to seek out a relationship … Read more

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A Path Appears; Fighting Human Trafficking

By Jacquelyn Redmond

Jacquelyn is very passionate about fighting human trafficking, especially in our Greater Boston community. It is shocking that there are hundreds of cases of children being sexually exploited and trafficked in our neighborhoods and city. Jacquelyn is involved with My Life My Choice, an amazing local non profit that works to save, protect, educate and … Read more

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Declaration of Homestead: A Simple Way to Protect Your Home

By Jacquelyn Redmond

Part I: What is it? In preparing for a closing, buyer’s attorneys are required[1] to ask their clients whether they would like to file a Declaration of Homestead on their property; however clients generally do not understand the purpose or value of such a filing beyond that it will protect their property from certain creditors. … Read more

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Three common estate planning mistakes and how to avoid them

By Jacquelyn Redmond

It is January, so naturally drafting a will is on many people’s new year’s resolution list. We are happy to help you accomplish this goal and make sure you are protected. To help, here are some common estate planning mistakes people make and how you can avoid them.   First, avoid relying on old or unsigned … Read more

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