Elder Law & Estate Planning

Elder Law:

Elder law is a multidisciplinary approach to address the legal needs of the elderly, the disabled, and their loved ones. At Soule Law, we are advocates for these groups, with a particular focus on estate planning, nursing home & long term care planning, and adult guardianship cases.

Estate Planning & Nursing Home Planning:

Estate planning involves setting up a plan to determine what will happen to you, your family, and your assets in the event of incapacity or death. Some common tools we use to help people plan  include: 

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Living Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Healthcare Proxies
  • Advanced Directives
  • Nursing Home Planning Docs
  • Masshealth Applications
  • Insurance

We often think estate planning is for the rich and powerful. However, that is not the case. One thing to keep in mind is that nearly everyone has an estate. Your estate consists of everything you own: car, real estate, checking and savings accounts, investments, life insurance, furniture, clothing, personal possessions, etc... Some people have large estates, others have small estates. Some have large families, others have no family. Your plan will depend on your unique circumstances. 

Although its human nature to put off this type of planning, a proper plan can save you and your family A LOT of stress and money in the future. You know the old saying: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". When it comes to estate and long term care planning, that's very true. Even a very basic plan can go a long way to make life a lot easier for you and your loved ones.