We assist clients with Medicaid (MassHealth) pre-planning and crisis-planning,... more
We assist clients with Medicaid (MassHealth) pre-planning and crisis-planning, Medicaid applications, planning for VA Aid and Attendance eligibility, planning for those with special needs, and estate planning for individuals and families to help protect their assets. When you need an attorney for matters involving you or your family, choosing that attorney becomes important and deeply personal.... view profile
Atty. T. Michael Sullivan focuses his practice on Estate Administration, Elder Law... more
Atty. T. Michael Sullivan focuses his practice on Estate Administration, Elder Law and Estate Planning, serving clients in Essex and Middlesex County and throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Atty. Sullivan is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and New England School of Law. He is Vice President of the Merrimack Valley Estate Planning Council, a member of the Boston Bar... 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.