Estate Planning Attorneys in Newburyport, Massachusetts
Wills - Trusts - Probate - Living Wills - Health Care Directives
When you are planning for the future of your estate or going through the probate process, you want an attorney who will support your interests and values. You want a law firm that will work closely with you and provide quality, cost-effective legal services. At Mark L. Janos, P.C., we do exactly that and much more.
Based in Newburyport, the estate planning lawyers at Mark L. Janos, assist clients throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts with probate matters and estate planning needs.
Experienced Newburyport Estate Planning Attorneys
Since 1983, our attorneys have assisted clients with a wide variety of estate planning matters, including the following:
Writing a will allows you to choose what will happen to your assets when you pass away. Without one, the state will make those choices for you. Our Newburyport wills lawyers assist clients with various wills, including simple wills and pour over wills.
Our Newburyport trust lawyers assist clients with the formation of various trusts, including:
- Living trust - Also called inter vivos trusts, living trusts take effect during the life of the person who created the trust.
- Testamentary trust - Also called a trust under will, testamentary trusts are created by a will and take effect upon the death of the person who created the trust.
- Revocable trust - Revocable trusts can be altered or terminated by the person who created the trust.
- Irrevocable trust - Irrevocable trusts cannot be terminated by the person who created the trust.
- Special needs trust - Also called a supplemental needs trusts, special needs trusts are created to ensure ongoing care of individuals with special needs, a handicap, or a disability.
Our Newburyport living wills lawyers assist clients with their living will. A living will expresses a severely incapacitated person's desire not to be kept alive by artificial or extraordinary means should the expectation of recovery become unreasonable.
A healthcare directive, also called a power of attorney for healthcare or a healthcare proxy, is a written directive used to convey your wishes in the event you become incapacitated. A healthcare directive can express your desires as well as name someone to make medical decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so.
Powers of Attorney
A power of attorney allows you to appoint someone else to handle your financial, health care and other affairs for you. We can provide you with powers of attorney, including durable powers of attorney (powers of attorney that continue even if you become incapacitated).
Our Newburyport probate lawyers can assist you with probating and administering an estate. We are familiar with Massachusetts probate laws and New Hampshire probate laws. In some cases, it is better to have a third party probate and administer the estate to avoid family bickering during asset distribution, and circumvent the appearance of favoritism.
Our Newburyport elder law lawyers can assist you with all elder law issues, including Medicare planning and Medicaid planning.
Guardianships and Conservatorships
Our Newburyport guardianship and conservatorship lawyers can assist you with appointing a guardian or conservator to watch over your children or estate.
Contact a Newburyport, Massachusetts, Estate Planning Lawyer
For more information on wills, trusts, living wills, probate, estate taxes, and other estate planning matters, please schedule a confidential consultation with our Massachusetts and New Hampshire estate planning lawyers by calling us at (978) 225-0043 (MA) or (603) 239-3148 (NH), or e-mailing us. Our service is our legacy.
We ask our prospective estate planning clients to provide information about themselves and their legal issue before we meet. Please visit our forms and links page to view our questionnaires.