Bourget Law Group’s elder law attorneys work with the aging client and their families to determine who should be making important decisions for the client and assist them with the execution of Advance Directives, such as Durable Powers of Attorney and Health Care Proxies, or advise them on guardianships and conservatorships as appropriate for the individual situation. Bourget Law Group believes in using a holistic approach to meet the unique legal needs of our older clients living in Massachusetts.
Our approach incorporates not only traditional Estate Planning and Trust Administration, such as drafting Wills, Trusts and advising on tax matters, but also the analysis of and planning for government benefits, such as Medicaid (MassHealth), Medicare and Veteran’s benefits. We place a particular focus on planning for long-term care, which in Massachusetts often costs in excess of $10,000 per month and can quickly result in a total depletion of one’s estate, leaving nothing for family or other loved ones.
By utilizing asset protection strategies, we help our clients devise an estate plan that will allow them to qualify for future government benefits while protecting assets for their beneficiaries. In those instances where advance planning has not been accomplished, our attorneys assist clients and their families in developing a strategy that can lessen the economic impact long-term care might place on the family. In addition, our services seek to maximize the use of all available government benefits, while simultaneously identifying and advocating for housing, social and other financial needs. If you are approaching retirement and are concerned about your healthcare costs, we can protect your assets and help you qualify for MassHealth nursing home benefits should the need arise.