Southeastern Massachusetts includes all of the state of Massachusetts that is south of Boston and southeast of Worcester. The borders of Southeastern Massachusetts are not officially defined, but most people understand Southeastern Massachusetts to include fifty-two towns and cities from Plymouth, Bristol, and Norfolk Counties. The largest cities in Southeastern Massachusetts are Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton. Southeastern Massachusetts is well-known for its many charming and historic towns along the coast. Throughout its history, Southeastern Massachusetts has flourished due to commercial fishing operations.
At Surprenant & Beneski, PC, our skilled Southeastern Massachusetts lawyers have extensive experience in elder law and estate planning. With law firm locations in Easton, Hyannis, and New Bedford, we have helped clients all over Southeastern Massachusetts. Nobody wants to consider the unknown future. However, taking the time to prepare for your future will help you and your family in the long term. With the cost of skilled nursing care and retirement escalating, many retirees have a difficult time meeting all of their financial needs. Our legal team works together to assist clients, both young and senior, in creating will and trusts that address their goals and needs.
Even if you already have an estate plan in place, you may need to update it if any significant life changes have taken place. Perhaps you were divorced and remarried, or maybe you’ve welcomed another child or step-child into your family. You may be looking toward retirement and have questions about how you’ll pay for potential nursing home care, should the need arise. Whatever your elder law or estate planning needs, we can help. Our lawyers are skilled in all of the following areas:
- Estate planning for seniors
- Drafting foundational estate planning documents
- Probate administration services
- Trust administration
- Elder law
- Medicaid planning
- Charitable planning
- Business succession planning
- Asset protection
Our Southeastern Massachusetts a Track Record of Providing Excellent Customer Service
We take the time to sit down and explain the estate planning documents and probate issues that face our clients. We treat our clients as family members and take the time to answer their questions, treating them with the respect he or she deserves. Our Southeastern Massachusetts estate planning law firm has a proven history of offering our clients superb customer service. Our satisfied current and former clients have given us a 5/5 star rating on Facebook and a 4.5/5 star rating on Google. Many of our clients have noted the compassion with which our lawyers treat our clients. No estate planning issue is too challenging or complex for the legal team at Surprenant & Beneski, PC.
At Surprenant & Beneski, PC, Our Southeastern Massachusetts Estate Planning Lawyers Work As a Team
Our law firm is home to two partners, two associate lawyers, and a team of hard-working support staff. Each of our clients works with a case manager. Our case managers ensure that we answer their questions and meet their needs. One of the members of our support staff is dedicated to helping clients apply and qualify for MassHealth, Massachusetts’ Medicaid program. The goal of our entire team is to make sure that our clients receive the best legal services possible. Throughout the process, we make sure that our clients feel included in the process. Our case managers support our clients to ensure they have the best experience possible.
Southeastern Massachusetts Estate Planning and Long-Term Care Lawyers
As Southeastern Massachusetts residents age, more individuals face challenges when it comes to the high cost of living and long-term health costs. Most people over the age of 65 eventually need help with day to day tasks, such as dressing, eating, or bathing. Over one-third of Americans over the age of 65 will receive care in a long-term nursing home. The median cost of a private room in a nursing home is currently over $100,000 per year. Depending on needs, paying for care at home will cost over $50,000 per year. Additionally, over 15 percent of adults over age 65 will face costs of over $250,000 for long-term health care.
Taking the time to create an effective estate plan can help you ensure that you will be able to pay for your long-term health care costs. If your loved one needs to go into long-term care, but you’re not sure how to afford it, we can help. In other cases, clients may worry about having too many assets to qualify for MassHealth or Medicaid benefits. That is also a concern we can help address.
The elder law attorneys at Surprenant & Beneski, PC, will help you explore all of your options for protecting your assets and securing the medical care you need. When appropriate, we help clients qualify for MassHealth long-term health benefits. One of our dedicated staff members focuses on assisting clients in applying for long-term benefits at MassHealth. Long-term care planning is an investment that will pay off significantly. We can help you structure your assets in a way that will help you pay for your future retirement and medical costs.
Contact Our Certified Elder Law Attorneys Today
Only twenty-four attorneys in Massachusetts are Certified Elder Law Attorneys, and two of them are the managing partners at Surprenant & Beneski, PC. Certified Elder Law Attorneys are required to meet rigid standards and pass a challenging elder law examination. Our partners also take continuing legal education courses to stay up-to-date on changes in the area of elder law.
We have the skill and experience needed to help you create a thorough and effective estate plan that meets your goals. Investing in estate planning and elder law services saves many of our clients’ extensive amounts of money over the years. If you need estate planning services, our law firm can help. Contact our experienced Southeastern Massachusetts estate planning law firm today to schedule your first consultation with our legal team.