Tom Mullen on Probate

When someone passes away, ownership of their property is transferred to either their heirs or beneficiaries. If the deceased has written a will, then their assets and property will be passed down according to the stipulations of the will to the named beneficiaries. If the deceased did not leave a will, however, then the state will decide how their […]

Attorney Thomas R Mullen on Life Estates

When writing a will, someone may also wish to leave property or funds to a loved one without going through probate. Simply writing the will is simply not enough to avoid probate. For those who wish to leave a home to their loved ones, but wish to make sure that probate is avoided, a life estate is a good […]

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    MassHealth and the Home of a Single Person MassHealth and the Home of a Single Person

    MassHealth and the Home of a Single Person

MassHealth and the Home of a Single Person

MassHealth and the Home of a Single Person: Does the House “count” if you go in a nursing home? Can you still give the house away? Is there a Death lien?  Recall in an earlier blog Attorney Thomas Mullen discussed why the home is safe if you are married and one spouse enters a […]

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    Which is Better: Joint Tenancy or Tenants in Common? Which is Better: Joint Tenancy or Tenants in Common?

    Which is Better: Joint Tenancy or Tenants in Common?

Which is Better: Joint Tenancy or Tenants in Common?

While we’re going to talk about joint tenants and tenants in common today, I just want to say the horrible bombings have made us all Boston Strong! We all deeply thank those first responders and all in law enforcement for their profound heroism.

Sometimes when our elder clients come to see us, we end up conveying […]