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|Principal Attorney||Karen D. Lane, LLC||2003 - Present|
|Contract Attorney - Mental Health Litigation Unit||Committee For Public Counsel Services||2003 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Starting Out Solo||Member||2012 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Massachusetts chapter)||Attorney Member||2010 - Present|
|Senior Partners for Justice||Volunteer Attorney||2010 - Present|
|Boston Bar Association, Volunteer Lawyers Project||Attorney Member||2010 - Present|
|Massachusetts Bar Association||Attorney Member||2003 - Present|
|CPCS - Mental Health Litigation Unit||Certified Mental Health Attorney||2003 - Present|
|MA Divorce & Out-of State Client||Successful Financial Settlement|
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|Suffolk University Law School||Health Law - Certification||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|Northwestern College||Early Childhood Education||Masters of Arts in Teaching||1975|
|Boston University||Psychology and Art History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
|Suffolk University Health Law Clinics||Careers in Health Law||2014|
|2014 Elder Law Education Program||Alternatives to Guardianship||2014|
Posted by Gail
I was referred to Karen D. Law, Esq., in November, 2010. It was necessary for me to gain legal guardianship of my incapacitated daughter at that time because she was turning age eighteen and was incapable of making decisions for herself.
In my first meeting Karen explained the possible options for me, even telling me that the Commonwealth didn't even require the presence of an attorney.
However, I had previously spoken with a different attorney who handles many guardianship cases in my school district. That attorney would not consider my case. She told me that she never accepts cases such as my daughter's. (My daughter is dual diagnosed with an intellectual impairment as well as serious mental health problems.) These cases are more complex.
I felt it was necessary to have the guidance of an experienced attorney. That was the best decision I ever made. Karen explained that most guardians complete the guardianship process once, and that nothing else is necessary unless circumstances change.
However, since my daughter has been prescribed anti-psychotic medication, the process is more complex. Doctors must file yearly affidavits. Treatment plans must be written every year. A Roger's monitor must describe what has happened each year in a Monitor's report. There were many requirements, and I needed help in navigating the system.
Karen worked with me throughout the process. She responded to my concerns and always returned my calls and answered my e-mails expeditiously. I felt I had a true ally in Karen.
I became the legal guardian and the Roger's monitor in May., 2011. Karen reviewed the 60 day care/plan report that I prepared and filed in July.
Although Karen told me that I could probably handle the one year Roger's report myself, I asked her to provide assistance. We agreed upon a limited agreement which was very affordable. That review was filed in May, 2012.
I have also called upon Karen's expertise in several other matters. Each time, she provided the advice I needed.
I will certainly retain Karen again if such a need arises.
Posted by Steve
Ms. Lane is an outstanding attorney who represented my best interests over a 2 year period during my divorce. Ms. Lane was extremely knowledgeable regarding many aspects of my case including MA child support regulations, special trust funds, as well as preparing a thorough separation agreement. Ms. Lane was responsive to any questions I asked, and was also responsive to the attorney representing my ex-wife. Ms. Lane was also generous in allowing my fees to be paid upon conclusion of the case, and also was extremely reasonable in the fees she charged. I would not hesitate to recommend Ms. Lane to anyone needing sound legal advice and assistance.
Judith Kaplan, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Lane is a knowledgeable elder law attorney. She is caring and passionate about what she does. I worked with her on a challenging Probate Court matter. She was thorough, patient and professional. I encourage you to contact Attorney Lane if you need assistance with a sensitive or complicated elder law matter.
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