Estate Planning is central to individual and family legal needs and expands well beyond a simple will, which distributes assets upon death. Estate Planning also includes other valuable legal tools such as powers of attorney, health care proxies, living wills, and trusts all for the purpose of meeting your legal needs in times when you are not able to independently manage during or after life. Family members with special needs or circumstances require special consideration to meet their present and future needs. Good planning provides you with a reliable strategy with choices tailored by your desires, and avoids costly court intervention during difficult and stressful times.
Estate Administration and Litigation
Estate administration, guardianships, conservatorships, and litigation issues related to estates and trusts all take place at the Probate and Family Court. Sandra’s clients have the benefit of several years of experience in the Probate and Family Court.
Elder Law and Special Needs
Elder Law is an area of law concentrated on issues that concern seniors, individuals with special needs, and their families.
Long term care planning and implementation, estate planning with careful consideration tailored to elder and special needs, guardianships, conservatorships, and the myriad of benefits and government programs for the disabled and elders are a the most common areas of elder law.
The rules that apply to government benefit programs are complicated and often difficult to apply, leaving a family in an unfavorable or financially burdened position, with a potential unnecessary family loss in assets. Sandra works directly with clients to maneuver them through these processes, providing the best possible outcome, which allows clients to focus on their loved one’s care and their families.
Real Estate/Land Use
Sandra has had successful positive experiences with local municipalities for several years. She fosters working relationships with local boards, neighbors, state administrative offices, and the development team to work through permitting issues in such matters as special permits, variances, historic and conservation preservations, environmental issues, subdivisions, zoning issues and permit appeals. Her strong ethic and commitment to good projects encourage good relationships between permit applicants, city officials, and the neighborhoods.