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Elder Law and Long Term Care Planning

Since 1945, our lawyers at Nigro, Pettepit & Lucas, LLP have helped generations of families effectively plan for the future. Misinformation seems to abound in this area of law, especially in connection with what to do to protect assets and how to protect a community spouse. Since regulations can change frequently and dramatically, our attorneys are constantly following the latest court decisions. We understand how complex and confusing our federal and state laws affecting elders can be and regularly share our expertise at educational programs at senior centers throughout surrounding communities.

Early planning is often essential due to the five-year look back period. Be assured that we will work with you to accomplish your goals through the drafting of an appropriate estate plan. If the proper steps are followed, preservation of assets for spouses can be accomplished even as a spouse enters a nursing home. We can step in to help clients develop an emergency plan to make strategic decisions so that the community spouse can maximize the couple’s assets while qualifying the nursing home spouse for long term care benefits. Our other elder law services include exploring the different housing options, from safely living at home to independent assisted living to memory care units. We also review elder community facility contracts, plan for deposit refunds, help you know your rights, and complete MassHealth applications.

You are not alone. We will stand beside you throughout this process. Recognizing that our client’s health may not permit an office visit, we are more than happy to visit you at your home, long term care facility, hospital or wherever needed.

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The hallmark of our firm is exceptional personal service. We will provide you with guidance uniquely tailored to your specific circumstances.

Contact Information

Wakefield Office
649 Main Street
Wakefield, MA 01880

Phone: 781-245-4545
Fax: 781-245-1999
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Newburyport Office

One Inn Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

Phone: 978-462-9008
Fax: 978-462-9098
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