OUR FIRM SPECIALIZES IN ELDER AND SPECIAL NEEDS LAW We help you navigate and... more
OUR FIRM SPECIALIZES IN ELDER AND SPECIAL NEEDS LAW We help you navigate and understand the many laws and regulations affecting seniors and the special needs client in areas such as Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, Veterans Benefits, Real Estate, Nursing Homes, Long Term Care Insurance, Reverse Mortgages, Trusts, Pensions, Asset Preservation Transfers, Taxes, Health Care, Housing, P... view profile
Danielle G. Van Ess is a Massachusetts born and raised attorney-mama of 4 children (... more
Danielle G. Van Ess is a Massachusetts born and raised attorney-mama of 4 children (currently between 1 and 10 years old) who’s excited about helping people add to, protect, & move their families® by providing professional legal services in the areas of adoption, estate planning, & residential real estate. In 2008, Danielle’s desire to help people through the law and entrepreneurial spirit cau... view profile
Since 1996, the law office of Brian E. Barreira has provided legal services to... more
Since 1996, the law office of Brian E. Barreira has provided legal services to individuals, married couples, senior citizens, business owners, disabled persons and their families in the areas of estate planning, long-term care planning (including Medicare, Medicaid and MassHealth), governmental benefits planning (including SSI), estate and gift tax matters and Probate Court issues (including es... 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.