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Archive for December, 2015

2016 – Time To Review Your Estate Plan

By Scott A. Joseph, December 15, 2015

As the year draws to a close, it is a good time to reflect on the past and look toward the future.  I recommend that you periodically take the time to review your estate plan to ensure that your goals at the time the documents were prepared remain the same.  As the year draws to… READ MORE

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ANNUAL GIFTING LAWS IN 2015

By Scott A. Joseph, December 3, 2015

DO NOT FORGET TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TAX AND GIFTING LAWS BEFORE THE END OF 2015 Before the year is over, take advantage of the tax break which allows you to make gifts of up to $14,000 to an unlimited number of recipients – free of transfer tax each calendar year. The tax-free gifting amount… READ MORE

An Act Clearing Titles To Foreclosed Properties

By Scott A. Joseph, December 3, 2015

As of November, 25th, there is a new law in Massachusetts entitled An Act Clearing Titles To Foreclosed Properties. Chapter 141 of the Acts of 2015 (“Chapter 141”) is also known as the Foreclosure Bill or the Ibanez Bill. This new law is expected to alleviate the uncertainty in foreclosure titles which began with the… READ MORE