On the practice of Elder and Disability Law - "Our clients often come to us feeling... more
On the practice of Elder and Disability Law - "Our clients often come to us feeling overwhelmed by their concerns, whether about impoverishing themselves in paying for a spouse's nursing home placement, or ensuring the personal and financial protection of a child with special needs after they are gone, or obtaining essential disability benefits and health care services. These needs pose... view profile
Ken has brought to his practice some 30 years of experience in several major law... more
Ken has brought to his practice some 30 years of experience in several major law firms in Boston. Immediately prior to his establishment in 2003 of a solo practice, he was a member of the estate planning department of Bingham McCutchen LLP, an international law firm. He was previously a partner of another international law firm, Holland Knight LLP (and of its Boston-office predec... view profile
My firm helps clients in the Greater Boston area in the areas of elder law, estate... more
My firm helps clients in the Greater Boston area in the areas of elder law, estate planning, guardianship, special needs planning, and estate administration. We approach each case with thoughtfulness and compassion, and aim to make seemingly overwhelming situations manageable. Our holistic approach can include building a supportive team for you, which may include geriatric care managers, financ... view profile
A trust is an arrangement whereby someone owns and manages money or property for another person's benefit. Like a guardianship, a trustee has decision-making authority over the trust property, but no court is involved in the trustee's action–the person who creates the trust defines the scope of the trustee's power. There are many different trust types, including probate trusts, income trusts, spendthrift trusts, and educational trusts. For example, a living trust allows you to manage your property while you are alive and to direct who will manage it if you become incapable of doing so. In essence, you choose your own “guardian” in advance and avoid having the court do it for you. A trust attorney reviews the many reasons for establishing a trust with you, and can ensure your trust will be legally valid.