Estate Planning | Elder Law
Planning for the future of your loved ones can lift a large burden off your shoulders. Ensuring that your estate planning documents and wishes are in order can save much heartache and pain for those you care about the most.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Winbourne, Hampe & Sheehan are highly experienced in assisting clients with issues pertaining to future planning. We take a personal interest in your estate planning to create peace of mind for the future of your loved ones.
What is Estate Planning?
Having a solid plan for your estate can be a key to ensuring adherence to your wishes should something happen to you. The process of protecting your future includes many steps and things to consider. We will assist you throughout the process of drafting a will, creation of a trust and appointing a Health Care Proxy.
- Wills and Trusts–Having a plan for the protection of your minor children and your assets is an effective way to remove confusion should anything happen to you. Designating a guardian for young children ensures their safety and security.
- Durable Powers of Attorney–In the event something should happen to you that would leave you incapable of making financial decisions, the appointment of Power of Attorney can aid in the livelihood of your family. Power of Attorney gives the appointed individual the power to act in your best interest regarding health care and financial concerns.
- Health Care Proxies–In the state of Massachusetts, living wills and healthcare directives are not recognized by the courts. Only the appointment of a Health Care Proxy to make medical decisions regarding your care can ensure your wishes are followed.
What Elder Law Concerns Should I Have?
Making sure that our senior citizens are properly cared for is a passion of ours. We offer several services to elderly clients, including nursing home and Medicaid planning and assistance with gifting issues.
Medicaid and nursing home planning allow clients to map out where they wish to reside when the step to supervised care comes. Medicaid/MassHealth programs generally look back five years into your asset transfer history to determine which benefits you will receive. We will help you navigate these complicated issues.
Our lawyers belong to the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, giving us the insight and associations to handle all of your elder law needs.