Share on Facebook
Share on X
Share on LinkedIn
By Jason Carrozza

Hi Everyone,

Happy Wednesday!!! This has been quite a busy month for the firm. In April alone we’ve held three different workshops, and this past Saturday we sponsored the Wayland Youth Fishing Derby. Despite the rain, the kids had a ton of fun, and all proceeds were donated to Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s Vernon Cancer Center. We are so happy to be actively involved in the communities that we serve and we are looking forward to many more great events throughout the year….stay tuned.

This week we are going to talk about addiction and estate planning. Addiction is a disease. Whether one is addicted to drugs, alcohol, or gambling, addiction is a problem that can ravage families and leave people feeling helpless. Stories of addiction have been rampant in the news and it is clear that addiction runs across all classes and races. It affects everybody.

Many parents who have children dealing with addiction issues are scared that their children will continue their irresponsible lifestyle after they have passed. This causes parents to fear that their kids will squander their inheritance the minute it reaches their child’s bank account. They also don’t want to see their hard earned money going to alcohol or drugs. Yet, as a parent of an addict, you still grapple with how you can be helpful and provide support.

To address this problem, Family Legal Partners, P.C. has teamed up with AdCare Hospital and is presenting an intimate dinner discussion on Addiction and Estate Planning. Karen MacDonald, the Community Services Representative for AdCare Hospital will be addressing the benefits and proper utilization of addiction treatment, counseling, interventions, ultimatums, and how families can play a supportive role for the addict. I will address how various estate planning tools and techniques can incentivize a sober and healthy lifestyle, and how to create guidelines for future trustees before any trust distributions can be made to family members.



MAY 7, 2014 6:00 P.M.

Space for this event is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible.

(no later than May 5th)

If you happen to know of any family members or friends that are facing addiction issues within their own family, please consider letting them know about this event. Our hope is to provide high quality information and equip people with the proper knowledge to allow them to make the decisions that are best for themselves and their families.

If you have any further questions about how estate planning can create a positive structure in the midst of addiction please contact us today. Until next time.

About the Author
Jason M. Carrozza is a partner and founder of Family Legal Partners, P.C., previously owning Carrozza Law Office, P.C., which focused on estate planning, probate administration, and business formation. He was recognized as a Massachusetts Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers and Boston Magazine in 2014, 2015, and 2016, an honor given to no more than 5% of attorneys in the state. Graduating magna cum laude from New England Law and ranked 3rd in his class, Jason completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Tampa. He gained experience in civil litigation, divorce, corporate, and insurance defense law firms before opening his practice in 2004. Jason is admitted to practice before the Massachusetts Courts, is a trained family law mediator, and a member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation. He has volunteered for pro bono panels with Senior Partners For Justice, South Middlesex Legal Services, and the New Center for Legal Advocacy. Dedicated to his community, he has served in various leadership roles including vice president of the Bellingham Business Association and Master of Excelsior Lodge of Massachusetts Freemasons. He teaches Estate Planning Basics at the Tri County Continuing Adult Education program and speaks at estate planning seminars throughout the year. An avid baseball fan and history enthusiast, Jason enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his family. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife, Katrina, and their children, Zachary and Madelyn.