I guide my clients through the process of preparing for the inevitable and handling the unexpected in a way that’s mindful and respectful of each person’s goals and needs.
I have been an attorney since 1978. For the last 20 years, I have focused my work in the practice areas of elder law and estate planning. I felt “called” to do this work and that is still true today.
Currently, my most important professional memberships include the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Western Massachusetts Elder Professional Association, the Greater Springfield Estate Planning Council, and the Pioneer Valley Estate Planning Council.
Our practice focuses on:
Everyone needs an estate plan. I call the core estate planning documents, “The Big Five.” When these documents are in place, court involvement is not needed.
There are many types of trusts based on your individual needs. Trusts are flexible and powerful tools.
Estate and Trust Administration is the process of transferring legal title from the decedent (person who died) to the beneficiaries.