Jan
31

Do You Know What’s In Your Will?

Before you signed your Last Will and Testament, did you read it carefully? Do you know and understand the contents of your will? Does your will reflect your wishes today for the disposition of your assets? The language in a will is not always easy to follow or comprehend, but there is a reasonable expectation… Continue reading »

Aug
05

Don’t miss out on a 529 College Savings Plan

With Fall college tuition bills due right about now, it is difficult to ignore just how expensive a college education is. During the 2014-2015 academic year, the average cost of tuition, room and board at a public four year college increased about 3% to $18,943, and about 3.6% to $42,419 for a four year private… Continue reading »

Jul
10

Update to the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Provision

Update: As of July 1, 2015, the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time is in effect. The Final Regulations, which contain revisions to the “Safe Harbor” provision, as well as additional details and guidance regarding the new law, can be found at http://www.mass.gov/ago/doing-business-in-massachusetts/labor-laws-and-public-construction/earned-sick-time

Jul
08

Flying the U.S. Flag at Half-Staff

As July 4th approaches, I am constantly thinking when does the U.S. Flag get to be flown at half–staff? I was surprised to learn that there is a Flag Code. Until World War I little thought was given to standardizing the display of Old Glory. Then, in 1923, the American Legion and other groups implemented… Continue reading »

May
26

“Safe Harbor” Rule for Massachusetts Paid Sick Time Law

Massachusetts voters, on November 4, 2014, approved Ballot Question 4, “Earned Sick Time for Employees.” The new law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2015, requires all private employers to provide employees with up to 40 hours of sick leave during each calendar year.  The law requires this paid sick leave for all employers… Continue reading »

Mar
07

Etiquette

Many of you may know that I went to law school to get pregnant. Suffice it to say, I did not accomplish my goal. That resulted in me building my family through adoption and leaving the door to my house and heart open. How one builds a family is an intimate story. Some pieces are… Continue reading »