Andrea Witt

Andrea Witt

Andrea is a 1998 cum laude graduate of Boston College, receiving a BA in Political Science, and a 2001 graduate of Suffolk University Law School. Andrea served as Chief Managing Editor of the Suffolk Transnational Law Review and authored a note published in Volume XXIV, No. 2 entitled: “Taking Our Money and Going Home: State Divestment Policy and the Foreign Affairs, Foreign Commerce, and Supremacy Clauses.”

Prior to and during law school Andrea served as a law clerk for the Criminal Bureau, Appellate Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General, and as a legislative intern for the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Andrea in licensed in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, she provides pro bono consultations at area senior centers and presents to the Middlesex Community College Nursing Program on end-of-life issues and estate planning.

Andrea is a member of the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association, The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is accredited by The Department of Veterans Affairs.
Andrea is the proud mother of two children, Maggie and Gus, and a marathoner.


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Most Essential Estate Planning Document - HIPAA Authorization

Most Essential Estate Planning Document - HIPAA Authorization

As the new year begins, the calendars of estate planning attorneys become quickly filled with consultations for potential new clients eager to “get their affairs in order.” Individuals, couples or families resolve to accomplish what they’ve been putting off and seek expert advice.

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New Law Provides Long-Awaited Protection and Opportunity for Disabled Community

New Law Provides Long-Awaited Protection and Opportunity for Disabled Community

On December 13th President Obama signed legislation known as the 21st Century Cures Act into law. This bipartisan effort, a rarity in today’s administration, includes provisions expanding funding for medical research (notably Vice President Biden’s cancer moonshot research) and combatting the prescription and opioid drug crisis.

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Huge Changes to Medicare Suddenly a Realistic Possibility

Huge Changes to Medicare Suddenly a Realistic Possibility

The campaign promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act is looming as January approaches, and monumental changes to Medicare may be on the horizon as well. Medicare is a government run health care system relied on by those 65 or older, and the disabled.

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Election Results’ Impact on Seniors Could Be Devastating

Election Results’ Impact on Seniors Could Be Devastating

After one of the most divisive presidential contests in our nation’s history, and an unprecedented shift in policy promised by our new leaders, Americans are faced with an uncomfortable uncertainty lying ahead.

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Your Life Wishes Require a Will by a Qualified Estate Planning Attorney

Your Life Wishes Require a Will by a Qualified Estate Planning Attorney

A sluggish economy has incentivized people to do their own home repairs, cook for themselves more and perform other tasks that in a more vibrant economy might not be necessary. Unfortunately, as part this trend, many individuals are using cookie-cutter, out-of-the-box wills and will programs to plan for their heirs and beneficiaries when they pass away.

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Elder Care Referral Services Attracting Increased Scrutiny

Elder Care Referral Services Attracting Increased Scrutiny

As important as it is to plan ahead for the need for long-term care, things often don’t happen that way. A senior falls and breaks a hip or has a stroke, and suddenly there is a scramble to find a nursing home or other long-term care facility.

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Study Finds Affluent Far More Likely to Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance

Study Finds Affluent Far More Likely to Purchase Long-Term Care Insurance

As important as it is to plan ahead for the need for long-term care, things often don’t happen that way. A senior falls and breaks a hip or has a stroke, and suddenly there is a scramble to find a nursing home or other long-term care facility.

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Reverse Mortgage Counseling Is Casualty of Budget Deals

Reverse Mortgage Counseling Is Casualty of Budget Deals

Reverse mortgage applicants are among the losers in the budget deal cutting $38 billion in spending that President Obama and Congressional Republicans worked out to avert a government shutdown. The eleventh-hour deal, which President Obama recently signed into law, cuts $88 million from the Department of Housing and Urban Developments (HUD) budget for loan counseling programs, including about $9 million for reverse mortgage counseling.

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