ELDER & DISABILITY LAW
Asset Protection is an area of elder law of great concern to our clients. All of our attorneys are members of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. We are able to advise clients concerning the use of Trusts and other means to protect assets from a Medicaid/MassHealth lien or spend-down. See also MassHealth (Medicaid) Planning and Long Term Care Planning.
MassHealth (Medicaid) Planning and Applications
All of our attorneys are members of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Our attorneys will review your situation and be sure you are in the best possible position to qualify for Medicaid benefits whether at home or in a nursing home. We have a paralegal, Tracy Casaletto, dedicated to assisting families prepare and file a Medicaid application which will be approved.
A guardianship is a legal process in which the Probate Court appoints someone to make medical decisions for an incapacitated person. If the incapacitated person is taking antipsychotic medication, a special type of guardianship is required in Massachusetts called a “Rogers” guardianship. Our attorneys have years of experience guiding clients through the court system to successfully obtain a guardianship. After appointment, we can help clients file the annual required paperwork.
A conservatorship is a legal process in which the Probate Court appoints someone to make financial decisions for an incapacitated person. A conservator can be appointed to manage all of the incapacitated person’s finances, or to take one single action, such as to sell real estate. Our attorneys have years of experience guiding clients through the court system to successfully obtain a conservatorship. After appointment, we can help clients file the annual required paperwork.
Long Term Care Planning
Long Term Care Planning is not insurance. It is the process of helping older clients and the disabled plan for the possibility of needing long term care in the future. Long term care planning includes estate planning, Medicaid planning, and asset protection planning. Our attorneys have an average of over 20 years experience guiding families through the process of long term care planning. Please note, we do not sell long term care insurance, but we can refer you to trusted specialists.