Kristin Matsko

Kristin Matsko

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

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Recent Legislation Brings Rhode Island out of the Past and into the Present in the Area of Adult Guardianships

On July 10, 2015, Rhode Island enacted significant legislation to address the ever-growing reality of incapacitated adults (persons having attained age eighteen) who need a guardian but spend time in more than one state. ...more

10/7/2015 - Family Members Guardians New Legislation Special Needs Adults

New Massachusetts Guardianship Law

On January 1, 2015, the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJ) takes effect in Massachusetts....more

10/29/2014 - Guardians

New Statutory Elective Share for Surviving Spouses in Rhode Island

A surviving spouse’s rights and interests to assets of a deceased spouse have been clarified and expanded by a new spousal “elective share” statute in Rhode Island (R.I.G.L. § 33-28-1 et. seq.). ...more

7/15/2014 - Beneficiaries Surviving Spouse

New [Neon Pink!] Rhode Island Form of Advance Directive

A Medical Order for Life Sustaining Treatment (“MOLST”) is a direction by a terminally ill patient to require or refuse resuscitative and life-sustaining measures. It is entirely voluntary and only comes into effect in the...more

1/16/2014 - Healthcare

3 Year-End Estate Planning Action Items Most People Should Consider (But Usually Don't)

In your experience, what is the one thing people don't do but should, when it comes to year-end estate planning activities? That's the question we put to estate planning experts writing on JD Supra. Here's what we heard...more

12/16/2013 - Beneficiary Designations Estate Planning Legal Perspectives Qualified Charitable Distributions Year-End Planning

IRA Charitable Rollover Provisions Revived

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, signed into law on January 2, 2013, revives the IRA charitable rollover provisions which originally expired in 2011. The revived IRA charitable rollover allows an individual who is...more

1/8/2013 - American Taxpayer Relief Act Charitable Donations Fiscal Cliff Income Taxes IRA

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