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Massachusetts Estate Planning Attorney

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Toll Free : 866-591-4451

Understanding Your Elder Law & Estate Planning Options

Helping You Navigate The Legal Process In Obtaining A Court-Appointed Guardian Or Conservator

Guardianships and conservatorships are intended to control medical decision making and the management of assets of incapacitated adults and minor children who do not have the ability to make their own decisions regarding those assets. In Massachusetts, the Uniform Probate Code was recently adopted; for families who are seeking to protect the rights of minors, seniors and incapacitated adults, it is critical to know what you are signing and to understand the impact of these documents.

At Albanese Law, LLC, we know that a properly executed estate plan can preserve important family wealth and health care decisions. Our firm offers nearly a decade of experience and knowledgeable legal services for families who wish to protect the rights of incapacitated minors and seniors.

Guardianships To Protect The Interests Of Children

Assets that are inherited by a minor or received by a minor in a settlement agreement, which do not pass to a trust for the minor’s benefit, must generally be held by a guardian/conservator who is appointed and supervised by the court. Our firm can assist you in establishing a guardianship, and if you are the guardian, advise you as to your responsibilities for the minor’s assets in conjunction with annual court reporting.

The Purpose Of A Conservatorship

In a conservatorship, a conservator is appointed by the probate court to control the assets of an incapacitated adult or a minor child. This type of estate planning provides protection for clients in the event of incapacity. We can help you determine when a conservatorship might be necessary, establish the conservatorship and provide advice to conservators about their rights under the law, along with annual court reporting.

Skilled Attorney Representation For Your Estate Planning Concerns

To learn more about guardianships and conservatorships with an experienced estate planning lawyer, contact us to schedule an appointment. We serve communities throughout the Boston metro area and eastern Massachusetts. Call our law firm at 866-591-4451.