Estate Administration and Elder Law
Our Elder Law Group specializes in all aspects of Elder Law. We represent and assist clients with legal matters affecting the elderly and disabled, including issues related to health care, long-term care planning, probate avoidance, guardianship, conservatorship, and Social Security. Our attorneys help individuals, spouses, and families protect assets and plan for application for government benefits including MassHealth and Veterans benefits. We prepare applications for MassHealth and represent individuals in administrative hearings, including advanced appeals, before the Massachusetts Office of Medicaid.
We also prepare estate planning documents including Wills with Testamentary Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Health Care Proxies, Advanced Directives, and Durable Powers of Attorney, which allow our clients to plan for their future and legacy.
Our Estate Planning Group handles all phases of estate administration, including: probate, assets collection and protection, funding of living trusts, assistance in executor and trustee accountings, distribution of estate assets to beneficiaries, preparation of estate tax returns, and representation of estates in gift and estate tax audits. We are prepared to use appropriate tax-planning options to further the interests of our clients.
You've worked hard your whole life to provide for your family and make your loved ones more secure. Without advanced estate planning strategies, much of the significant assets you have accumulated may end up with the IRS and state taxing authorities. Learn More
A Family Limited Partnership (FLP) and a Limited Liability Company (LLC) can be a form of ownership among members of a family. The main advantages of such entities are estate and gift tax savings and asset protection. An FLP or LLC also allows you to retain control over the transferred assets while enjoying these advantages. Read More
People are increasingly using the legal system to unjustly deprive others of their life's work. Business owners, professionals such as doctors, dentists, lawyers, accountants, and property owners in particular are aware of the risks associated with conducting their business, practicing in their respective fields, and taking responsibility for others. Read More