Kristin Wildman Shirahama

Bowditch & Dewey LLP

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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Ruled Irrevocable Income-Only Trusts a Viable Tool in Long-term Care Planning

USA - June 1 2017 In Mary E. Daley v. Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services and Lionel C. Nadeau v. Director of the Office of Medicaid, which…

The Massachusetts CARE Act: A Bright Future for Cooperation Between Healthcare and Family Caregivers

USA - March 20 2017 Caring for a sick, disabled or incapacitated loved one can be a stressful proposition, but a new Massachusetts law aims to ease the burden by…

The Tax and Legal Implications of Tying the Knot

USA - September 16 2016 With wedding season upon us, what are the legal and financial advantages and disadvantages to marriage? Married couples must file income tax returns…

Massachusetts Lawmakers Provide Tax Deduction for Contributors to 529 Plans

USA - August 13 2016 On August 10, Governor Baker signed into law “An Act Relative to Job Creation and Workforce Development” (H. 4569). This economic development…

Medicaid Home Care Programs: Long-Term Care Without Relinquishing a Life-Long Home

USA - July 30 2016 As suggested in the New York Times story “Confined to Nursing Homes, but Longing (and Ready) for Home” no one wants to spend their days in a nursing…