Social Security Turns Eighty Years Old – A Discussion of SSI and SSDI

On August 14, 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, which among other things allows the Federal Government to provide financial assistance to people who because of disability are unable to work. Two of these are programs…

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Extending Guardianship Authority Across State Lines

I am my mother’s legal guardian and we are moving to Massachusetts from New York– what do I need to do to make sure Massachusetts recognizes my guardianship authority? The Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act “UAGPPJA” makes…

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Durable Power of Attorney

Write a Durable Power of Attorney While You Retain Capacity

A previous post discussed the importance of writing a Will while testamentary capacity can still be proven. This post discusses another inexpensive estate planning document — the Durable Power of Attorney. A regular Power of Attorney gives another person (Attorney-in-Fact)…

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Long Term Care Planning: Qualifying for Medicaid / MassHealth Assistance

Frank Grimaldi Law Can Help Protect the Assets of Your Spouse or Dependents When Qualifying for Medicaid / MassHealth Assistance Whether age or illness related, an individual’s need for nursing home care is sometimes inevitable. In the Boston-Cambridge area this…

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Testamentary Capacity: Is Your Loved One of Sound Mind and Able to Write a Valid Will?

Recently, a longstanding client contacted our office to discuss estate planning options available to her mother who was rapidly declining, both physically and mentally. Mother, she noted, was showing signs of confusion and increasing memory loss. Mother, who knew she…

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Cost Effective Estate Planning Starts with a Will

Most of us spend a significant amount of time planning for the future. We think, strategize and execute life decisions about our career, marital status, property ownership and whether to become a parent. Unfortunately, we do not spend the same…

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Helping Parents Take Control of End of Life Decisions

As you return to your childhood home this season, there may be more on your mind than just turkey and presents. You may be wondering how to approach the issue of your parents’ aging and whether they have taken the…

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Caregivers and their Needs

According the American Psychiatric Association (APA), November is National Family Caregivers Month. If you are one of the millions of people who act as a caregiver for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age,…

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Welcome

Here at the Cambridge Law Office of Frank V. Grimaldi, we pride ourselves on presenting a compassionate and client-centric approach. Our firm is designed to take care of our customers during a time of stress and uncertainty.We understand that the legal…

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