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June 11, 2014

LANDLORD LEGAL MISTAKES TO AVOID (MASSACHUSETTS)

Massachusetts’ landlord-tenant laws are some of the most pro-tenant in the country. The many laws drafted to protect tenants make it extremely difficult for landlords to comply with the many confusing laws. Here are some of the many mistakes I see from Massachusetts’ landlords:

1. NOT CHANGING THE LOCKS WHEN STARTING A NEW TENANCY 

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Posted in Landlord-Tenant Information


June 6, 2014

DO I NEED MORE THAN A WILL? - What documents are generally included in an estate plan and why?

I often hear people say “I need to get my will done,” however, what these individuals do not understand is that a comprehensive estate plan is actually needed in order to obtain the peace of mind they wish to achieve. Each document within an estate plan serves different purposes, and together they help protect individual’s health decisions, assets and loved ones.

The most common used estate-planning documents and their purposes are as follows...

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Posted in Estate Planning Information


April 27, 2014

LIVING TRUSTS: Not Only for the Rich

Most individuals first hear of trusts in the context of extremely affluent families passing down wealth from generation to generation and believe trusts would be of no use to them. This is false! Living trusts can be used by most families and can be a very useful estate planning tool.

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Posted in Estate Planning Information


April 15, 2014

Welcome to The Law Offices of Shaun A. Hannafin

PaperStreet Web Design has launched a new website for The Law Offices of Shaun A. Hannafin, a firm located in the Back Bay neighborhood of Downtown Boston.

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