Elder Law & Estate Planning Info

Elder Law and Estate Planning are intertwined. We all hope to amass enough money to live independently as we age and avoid the nursing home. We may also want someone to step in and help us as we age and, if necessary, help make decisions on where we will live so we can avoid a nursing home. Finally, we may want to designate who receives what we have left, rather than leave it to the courts and a state formula.

Comprehensive Estate And Elder Law Services

Elder law is an evolving area of law that addresses many issues the elderly and their families face. In addition to estate planning, elder law helps families plan for medical care needs, crisis intervention and emergencies.

At Spano & Dawicki, LLC, in Boston, Massachusetts, we offer the skilled advocacy of Stephen Spano, the first attorney north of Boston and the only attorney in Essex County to be Board Certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation.

Counsel For The Elderly And Their Families

Our practice is dedicated exclusively to elderly people, their families and the complex issues that arise at the end of life. While aging can raise complex issues involving health, benefits and legal rights, it is also a challenging time for families facing life’s transitions. Our firm will take the time to understand the unique circumstances of your case, and develop an appropriate solution to protect your rights now and into the future. We are experienced with:

  • Asset protection and preservation
  • Asset transfer and real estate
  • Elder abuse litigation
  • Estate planning: wills and trusts
  • Creation of durable powers of attorney
  • Taking on fiduciary duties
  • Health care proxies
  • Crisis planning, including guardianship and conservatorship
  • Life care planning and management

Strategies To Protect A Home And Assets

Elder law started with Medicaid planning and involved the complex issues the elderly and their families face when seeking care later in life. We have represented couples, victims of dementia, low-income families and the elderly seeking long-term care. Our firm uses various strategies to help clients get the care they need through Medicaid benefits while also protecting their home and assets.

Attorneys from our firm are at the cutting edge of evolving Medicaid and elder law, and can protect your rights and your loved ones in need of emergency legal representation. For needed legal counsel, please call 781-231-7800, or email us to set up an initial consultation with one of our lawyers.

Our office is conveniently located at the intersection of Route 1 and the Lynn Fells Parkway and is only minutes from Logan Airport, downtown Boston, and Routes 93, 95 and 128. Credit cards accepted.