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Robert J McCarthy Jr

Robert McCarthy’s Legal Guides

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  • Objections Should Be Made At Trial To Preserve Issues On Appeal

    On April 25, 2013 a three judge panel of the Massachusetts Appeals Court decided a case called Adoption of Norbert. The decision can be found at http://bit.ly/16zPW5z. The Norbert case is one of the few care and protection/ termination of parental rights cases issued by the Massa...

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  • Senseless Act Of Violence At Boston Marathon

    I join with the brave people of Massachusetts in expressing profound sorrow over the mindless acts of violence perpetrated at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013. Striking fear by killing, maiming and injuring innocent people and little children is a great act of coward...

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  • Three Broad Categories of a Limited Representation Agreement

    A person seeking limited representation generally falls into three broad groups: 1) People seeking to consult with an attorney. Such as a person seeking advice and direction in a lawsuit or with a real estate question. 2) People wanting specific documents prepared and nothing e...

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  • The workings of a power of attorney

    A person choosing to make a power of attorney (the principal) decides on a trusted, reliable and honest person to be their attorney-in-fact and then determines what powers to give the attorney in fact. The principal can give the attorney-in-fact limited powers with the power to c...

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  • Some don't mind making a power of attorney.

    A durable power of attorney is a document which allows a person you trust to manage your financial affairs and make decisions for you should you become incapacitated or terminally ill. The document is called "durable" because the document continues to be effective even should a ...

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  • Appealing a case based upon ineffective assistance of counsel

    A newer appellate case has opened an opportunity for people appealing their cases in Massachusetts. People can now cite to the assigned counsel performance standards when arguing that they did not receive effective assistance at their trial. In Commonwealth v. Marinho, 464 Mass. ...

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  • Living with a living will in Massachusetts

    A living will is the common term for a document in which a person expresses the types of health care treatment the person would or would not consent to in the event they were not able to make or convey those choices. A living will is not binding in Massachusetts. Massachusetts do...

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  • How to save a bundle on legal costs with unbundled legal services.

    Unbundled legal services is a type of legal service in which a lawyer and client agree to limit the scope of the attorneys participation in a legal matter leaving responsibility for some or most of the other areas of the case to the client. For example, a lawyer can draft legal d...

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  • Trust is a Must When Appointing An Agent for Your Power of Attorney

    A Power of Attorney is a document in which a person appoints someone else to handle some or all of their responsibilities such as paying bills, banking, selling property and entering into agreements. The "principal" is the person making the appointment. The person appointed by th...

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  • What is Estate Planning. Four Simple Steps You Should Take To Start One.

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