Areas of Law

Estate, Planning, & Probate

When should I contact a trusts & estates lawyer?

  • I want to get my estate plan in order to protect my assets.
  • I want to know which documents are important to have in place. For example: Power of Attorney, Health Care Proxy, living will, trusts.
  • I am named executor or personal representative in an will or estate.
  • I am going through the probate process to administer an estate.

Why should I hire a lawyer?

A lawyer can help plan for a smooth transition during aging and can help you avoid unwanted complications involving your personal care and property. A lawyer can also help you navigate a complicated situation, and ensure that documents are following certain formalities that make them valid. A lawyer who is familiar with estate planning will also know how to properly protect your assets.

How do I choose a trusts & estates lawyer?

It is important to hire a lawyer who is familiar with Massachusetts guidelines and who has past experience with trusts & estates matters. Finding an attorney though the Boston Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service will ensure you are matched with one with previous experience.

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January 15, 2019

Unemployment Compensation Benefits for Federal Employees in Massachusetts

Federal employees who are not working due to the shutdown furlough may be eligible for Unemployment Benefits in Massachusetts (also called UI benefits). However, it is important to note that federal employees will be responsible to repay the UI benefits if Congress approves retroactive pay for the furlough period...

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January 3, 2018

Guidance for Federal Employees Facing Financial Insecurity

The Boston Bar Lawyer Referral Service will be closely monitoring the government shutdown, how it will affect federal government employees, particularly those in Massachusetts, and will continue to post relevant resources and guidance. If you have any questions at all, please connect with one of our intake staff at 617-742-0625, and we will connect you to resources and referrals for legal assistance....

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December 28, 2018

Slip & Fall Accidents on Snow & Ice: When To Call a Lawyer

Slip and fall accidents could result in various types of injuries, including abrasions, fractures, and concussions, and in rare instances very serious injuries. If you have had a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property in Massachusetts, you could be eligible to obtain compensation...

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