Hanover Elder Law, Estate Planning & Special Needs Attorneys
Did you know that nearly 60% of Americans don’t have a Will or Trust? These people’s loved ones will face an exhausting, costly, and lengthy court process after their passing.
Planning for end-of-life can be uncomfortable and even frightening. At its core, an estate plan conveys your wishes on how your assets should be handled after you’re gone.
However, the benefits of a quality estate plan go far beyond distribution of assets. A well designed plan can bring great peace of mind. It protects your heir’s inheritance from divorces, lawsuits, and creditors.
Our plans also keep your estate out of the lengthy, expensive probate court. And, through our Treasure Chest process, we shield your nest egg from future long term care costs.
7 out of 10 people will need some type of long term care. In 2020, the average cost for a nursing home in the Boston, Massachusetts area was $14,509 per month. (Source).
The average senior needs care for about three years, costing $522,324.
If your loved one suddenly became ill and the doctor tells you that they need full-time care in a nursing home, what would you do?
It’s unfortunate that many seniors are paying for nursing home care out of pocket. They are draining their hard earned life savings within months instead of years.
Don’t let this happen to you and your family. We can help you navigate the complexities of Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Medicaid and put a plan together, even if your loved one is already in a nursing home.
When a loved one passes away, their estate may need to be settled in a court process called probate.
During trust administration and probate, a personal representative is appointed to handle administration of the estate. The personal representative is responsible for communicating with heirs, paying outstanding debts and taxes, and then distributing what is left to the beneficiaries.
While this sounds straightforward, it rarely goes as planned. Administering a loved one’s estate often involves disputes between beneficiaries, delays, disputes, and bureaucracy.
With the help of our experienced probate attorneys, we can resolve these issues efficiently and amicably. Our goal is to take care of your legal needs and to also take care of you.
We want you to feel confident that you’ll get the results you need.
Special needs estate planning focuses on providing care for the needs of our loved ones with disabilities after we are gone.
Parents of children with special needs must make careful estate planning choices to coordinate all of the legal, financial, and special care needs of their children – both now and in the future.
We work with you to understand your financial situation and gain an understanding of your priorities regarding the care of your loved one. We also determine what benefits are available to provide medical, financial, and domestic support to your special needs child.
When the time is right and you are ready to hire an attorney, you will no longer feel overwhelmed.
Your new knowledge will leave you confident and empowered, ready to take control of your future.