I concentrate my practice on protecting elder and disabled clients and their assets.... more
I concentrate my practice on protecting elder and disabled clients and their assets. I regularly appear in probate court to obtain guardianship and conservatorship authority for family members whose loved ones are no longer able to make their own decisions, whether it is an elder who has been diagnosed with advanced dementia or Alzheimer's disease, a disabled child who is reaching adulthood, or... view profile
Rebecca J. Benson is Of Counsel to Margolis Bloom, LLP. Since 1991, her practice has... more
Rebecca J. Benson is Of Counsel to Margolis Bloom, LLP. Since 1991, her practice has been focused on long-term care planning, estate planning for beneficiaries with special needs, and guardianship and conservatorship. She is also an experienced advocate for the rights of nursing home and assisted living residents. Rebecca serves on the SJCs Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee, the Steering... view profile
There are lots of Elder Law and Estate Planning lawyers out there and all of us have... more
There are lots of Elder Law and Estate Planning lawyers out there and all of us have many things in common, whether we are a large firm or a small firm like mine. Some of our commonalities are: law degrees; experience; websites and publications; all sorts of marketing; and charging fees for services. So what distinguishes Lannik Law from the others? Many of you know that I dealt with my own par... view profile
I specialize in Collaborative Divorce--a process that encourages the best in people... more
I specialize in Collaborative Divorce--a process that encourages the best in people who are experiencing one of the worst events in their lives. I focus on the long term welfare of my clients as I assist them in obtaining the healthiest divorce possible. I understand how to reduce, not inflame, the conflict that is part of divorce. I facilitate settlement and productive post-divorce relationships.
I concentrate my practice in Children's and Family Law, especially child abuse and... more
I concentrate my practice in Children's and Family Law, especially child abuse and neglect defense, DSS, DCF, 51As, care and protections, termination of parental rights, guardianships, students' rights, special education, school discipline, expulsion, foster care, guardianship, adoption. Consultant and staff trainer in child abuse and neglect reporting practices and liability prevention. Also d... view profile
Attorney Patrick G. Curley is an Elder Law and Asset Protection Specialist. He... more
Attorney Patrick G. Curley is an Elder Law and Asset Protection Specialist. He focuses his practice on protecting clients homes, savings, and independence whether planning in advance or in a crisis. After graduating as Valedictorian at Wakefield High School, Patrick earned his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his law degree in 1997 from the University of Michigan La... view profile
When a person is too young to make decisions or is incapacitated and can no longer care for their own interests, guardian law allows the court to appoint someone to make legal and welfare decisions for them. A legal guardian may be appointed as a limited decision-maker or an all-purpose decision-maker. For example, children whose parents are divorcing often have limited legal guardians help decide custody issues. Nursing home residents may need a general legal guardian to make all their welfare decisions for them. Guardianship lawyers advise you about the appropriate legal guardianship for your particular circumstances. They also help with guardianship forms and other legal paperwork, and represent the guardian once one is appointed.