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How to Maintain Anonymity When You Win the Lottery in Massachusetts

Friday, November 6th, 2020

Lottery winners in Massachusetts are often surprised when they go to claim their prize and are then asked by the lottery commission to pose for a photograph and disclose their identity to the public. Most big winners want to conceal their identities from the public and unfortunately, most states – including Massachusetts – do not […]


Estate Planning and Coronavirus: The Importance of Having Health Care Documents and What it Means for your Current Health Care Documents. 

Friday, October 9th, 2020

With the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and the abundance of fear and uncertainty that has come with it, many people have questions about creating estate plans or modifying their current estate plans. There is a common misconception that estate planning documents only concern what will happen with your property after you pass away. […]


The Elective Share

Friday, April 9th, 2021

How a Spouse can Derail your Estate Plan In Massachusetts, a surviving spouse can claim a fixed portion of the decedent’s estate (referred to as an elective share), and in so doing, circumvent the decedent’s wishes. Most commonly, this scenario occurs when the decedent has been married more than once and does not want to […]


Our Certification of Title to Buyers of Real Estate

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

Our duties on behalf of the lender require that we examine the title to the premises. In addition, under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 93, Section 70, we will also certify title to the premises you are buying. This statute states in part: “In connection with the granting of any loan or credit […]


Title Insurance and Its Importance in Your Transaction

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Real estate title insurance very simply is an insured statement of the conditions of one’s title or ownership rights to a certain piece of real estate. The policy guarantees that the property being purchased or mortgaged is free from undisclosed liens or rights and it guarantees additionally that any confusion as to rights of ownership […]


Closing Attorneys and The Closing Process

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Our duties on behalf of the lender require that we examine the title to the premises. In addition, under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 93, Section 70, we will also certify title to the premises you are buying. This statute states in part: “In connection with the granting of any loan or credit […]


Ways to Hold Title in Massachusetts

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS INTENDED ONLY TO GIVE A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE THREE COMMON WAYS OF HOLDING TITLE AND IS NOT PROVIDED FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADVISING YOU HOW TO TAKE TITLE. IF FURTHER INFORMATION IS DESIRED ABOUT CREDITORS’ RIGHTS AGAINST THE TITLE, ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES WITH RESPECT TO ESTATE PLANNING AND OTHER PRACTICALITIES, […]


What You Should Know About Your Closing (Buyers/ Borrowers)

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

INSURANCE. At the time of closing, please bring with you a homeowner Fire and Extended Coverage insurance policy or binder for such insurance either in an amount at least equal to the total of all new mortgages on the property or 100% of the replacement cost of all insurable buildings and other improvements on the […]


Representing the Interests of the Buyer in Real Estate Transactions

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

If this is your first home purchase, or perhaps you haven’t purchased a new home in a while, the process may seem confusing. We hope that our office can make the entire purchase process easy and enjoyable for you. There are a few things to remember. First, understand that the lender’s closing attorney, and this […]


Important Notice About Your Closing (Buyers/ Borrowers)

Monday, September 29th, 2014

As you may know, our office represents your lender in matters relating to your request for a mortgage loan in order to purchase real estate. We have commenced an examination of the title and have ordered necessary information to complete the closing. When these matters are completed and reviewed by our staff we will notify […]