My practice is devoted to elder law, estate planning and special needs planning. I work with elders and their families in areas of long-term care planning and asset preservation, MassHealth applications and appeals, guardianships and conservatorsh...
Practice areas & skills: Guardianship, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate
As your attorney, I look to minimize the drama and get you divorced as quick as possible. I will explain your rights, obligations, choices and zealously represent your interests. I am also involved in a number of professional organizations th...
Practice areas & skills: Guardianship, Divorce & Separation, Mediation
Experienced, determined advocate specializing in divorce and housing law. Call Attorney Heffernan.
Practice areas & skills: Guardianship, Landlord & Tenant, Family, General Practice
Review: “Sam was knowledgeable, responsive and very sensitive to the needs of my family. He was an excellent counselor as we worked through a difficult situation, and I would definitely recommend him to others.”
Practice areas & skills: Guardianship, Juvenile, Child Abuse, Education, Employee Benefits
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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.