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Robert J McCarthy Jr

Robert McCarthy’s Legal Guides

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  • The 4th Amendment and Writs of Assistance

    Writs of Assistance: The Fourth Amendment was written directly in response to British general warrants called Writs of Assistance. A Writ of Assistance granted general search powers to British agents starting in 1660 and continuing until 1819. The agents could search any home, ...

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  • Termination of parental rights

    In order to remove a child permanently from a natural parent and to dispense with parental consent to adoption in Massachusetts a judge must find, by clear and convincing evidence, that the parent is currently unfit to further the welfare and best interests of the child. Adoption...

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  • What type of property can be put in a living trust

    What type of property can be put in a living trust? Once established almost anything can be placed in a trust in Massachusetts: Savings accounts, stocks, bonds, real estate, life insurance, and personal property. In funding a the trust, you simply change the name or title on yo...

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  • Important benefits of a living trust

    Avoid probate, maintain privacy One of the most important benefits of having a living trust is that it can help avoid probate. Avoiding probate can save thousands of dollars and many hours of aggravation. A trust is not required to bed in the probate court like a will. Because a...

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  • The basics. Who is named in a trust.

    Who is named in a living trust? The Living Trust document names agrantor(the individual or couple) that establishes the trust; atrustee, the person the grantor appoints to run and control the trust's assets (the grantor and trustee may be the same if certain circumstances apply) ...

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  • What is a living trust?

    What is a living trust? In Massachusetts a living trust is a legal document creating a legal entity called a Living Trust. A living trust is called living because it is created and is used while the creator of the trust is still alive. A different trust called a "testamentary tru...

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  • 12 Items to consider before divorce mediation

    This is a general list of items a married couple may have to considerat divorce mediation in Massachusetts. This is a general listwhich does not take into account specific and unique matters. 1. Who gets what property such as cars, family photos, furnitureand TVs. 2. Real estate...

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  • Why Mediate?

    Why Mediate? Mediation is usually a less expensive alternative to the high cost of litigation. Cases resolved in mediation can save parties thousands of dollars over the cost of arguing matters in court. Mediation takes much less time and is more private than litigation. Dis...

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  • A power of attorney can help save money

    1, Powers of attorney can help avoid the appointment of a guardian or conservator in a Massachusettsprobate court. 2. Getting a guardian or conservator appointed in probate court is very expensive, can be time consuming and usually is intrusive. 3. So a power of attorney can pote...

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  • Examples of tasks that may be accomplished with a power of attorney

    Examples of tasks that may be accomplished with a power of attorney in Massachusetts include: paying bills and debts, collecting money and social security, endorsing checks, opening and closing bank accounts, purchasing and selling real estate, managing real estate, exercising vo...

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