Estate and Medicaid Planning
Whether you’re a senior citizen yourself or the child of an aging parent, it’s crucial to pursue the necessary legal services for estate and Medicaid planning. With offices in both North Attleboro and Marblehead, Duggan Law Offices offers comprehensive estate planning services to help Massachusetts families secure their loved ones’ futures while protecting their assets.
Here are just a few of the many services we provide for seniors and caregivers:
Powers of Attorney
Appointing a trusted individual as your Durable Power of Attorney designates him or her to make decisions for you in the event that you become disabled physically or mentally. At Duggan, we specialize in helping clients select Durable Powers of Attorney and create binding legal agreements.
A crucial document for seniors, a healthcare proxy designates a trusted person to make healthcare decisions for you when you cannot make them for yourself due to physical or mental incapacity.
A will enables you to direct how your property and assets will be distributed upon your death. At Duggan Law Offices, we help our clients create thorough and detailed wills and appoint persons they can trust to manage their estates and ensure property and assets are passed down to the intended beneficiaries.
Duggan Law Offices works with people who are interested in protecting their assets from the rising costs of nursing home care. To that end, we encourage clients to take steps toward planning for temporary or permanent residences in nursing homes and other health facilities. Additionally, we help them provide support for spouses who continue to live in the marital home through careful asset management.
Caregiver contracts allow children to provide care for their elderly or ailing parents without paying for a nursing home or assisted living facility. The parent arranges to pay a child for providing care, rather than paying a nursing home.
A trust is a vehicle that allows a client to provide for loved ones while he or she is living or after death. In many cases, creating a trust offers both tax and Medicaid benefits.
At Duggan, we represent clients who are appointed executors or beneficiaries of loved ones’ estates. Along with assisting executors through the complexities of the probate court system, we help you ensure your family member’s wishes are carried out as desired.
Guardianships and Conservatorships
The time may come when your family needs to establish a guardianship or conservatorship to protect the health and assets of a loved one. At Duggan, we represent families in securing the approval of the Court to establish the proper vehicle to protect loved ones.