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Correira & Correira LLP Named Top Law Firm by Local Daily Newspaper

The Fall River Herald News has awarded Correira & Correira LLP the designation as top law firm, according to its readers, for 2017. As the longest operating elder law firm in Bristol County, Massachusetts, Correira & Correira LLP has been serving the local community for almost thirty years. For the full article, click here.

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Atty. David J. Correira Interviewed by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly recently interviewed Atty. David J. Correira regarding two Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rulings on the treatment of irrevocable trusts in the context of Medicaid qualification. Those cases, Nadeau and Daley, have sent waves through the elder law bar, as many attorneys have found their trusts being “undone” by MassHealth. However, as Atty. […]

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International Estate Planning Article Published in Rhode Island Bar Journal

An article by Atty. Eric D. Correira entitled “Estate Planning for International Family and Property” has been published in the May/June 2016 edition of the Rhode Island Bar Journal. From the article: “Rhode Island’s roots span the world. Beginning with the first English settlers, waves of immigrants have shaped and defined the Ocean State. Today, […]

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Atty. David J. Correira Published in Trusts & Estates Journal

Marital Deduction Planning An article by Atty. David J. Correira entitled “Marital Deduction and Credit Shelter Planning” was published in the September 2015 edition of Trusts & Estates. From the article: “The increased federal exemption amounts for estate and gift taxes and the correspondingly larger number of individuals with assets below those amounts don’t necessarily […]

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Firm Featured in Lawyers Weekly for Probate Litigation Win

Correira & Correira LLP is featured on the front page of the December 1, 2016 issue of Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly for an interesting trust litigation matter in which the probate judge eliminated the share of certain beneficiaries of the estate and awarded it as legal fees to the law firm. In Giroux v. Laranjo et al, […]

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Atty. David J. Correira Edits Massachusetts Elder Law, Second Edition, for LexisNexis

Atty. David J. Correira recently completed a comprehensive edit and rewrite of Massachusetts Elder Law, Second Edition, for LexisNexis. According to the publisher, “This all-inclusive source provides analysis, instruction, forms, and practical advice essential for practicing elder law in Massachusetts.” Topics included in this book are 1) estate planning, 2) planning for incapacity, 3) medical decisions, […]

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Correira & Correira LLP Wins Crucial Irrevocable Medicaid Trust Case

For the last several years, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has been very aggressive in challenging various trusts created to protect assets in the event of the need for long-term care in a nursing home. Correira & Correira LLP is one of the few law firms whose client’s trusts have faced this scrutiny and challenge but […]

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Massachusetts Medicaid Figures Released

MassHealth has released updated figures for 2017, as follows: Community Spouse Resource Allowance: $120,900 Resource Allowance for Individual: $2,002.50 Monthly Maintenance Needs Allowance: $2,2002.50  (Minimum) to $3.022.50 (Maximum) Allowance for Personal Needs: $72.80 Maximum Home Equity Limit: $840,000 Divestment Penalty Divisor: $310 (Daily)

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Rhode Island Increases State Estate Tax Exemption

As part of Rhode Island’s budget package passed in June, effective January 1, 2015, the state estate tax exemption has been increased to $1.5 million. For the full text of the Providence Journal article on this topic, click here.

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Correira & Correira LLP Newsletters

Estate Planning, Summer, 2017 Elder Law, Summer, 2017 Business Law, Summer, 2017

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