Elder Law

Understanding Elder Law in Massachusetts: Your Guide from VON WEISS LAW OFFICE

As we age, there comes a time when we need to think about our future, our well-being, and how we can ensure that our loved ones are taken care of. This is where the field of elder law becomes crucial. If you or a loved one resides in Massachusetts, it’s essential to understand the local laws and regulations that apply to elder law and how VON WEISS LAW OFFICE can provide the support you need.

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What is Elder Law?

Elder law is a specialized area of legal practice that focuses on issues affecting the elderly and their families. These issues can range from estate planning and long-term care to Medicare and Medicaid planning. The goal of elder law is to provide legal guidance and support to seniors, ensuring that they receive the care they need while protecting their assets and interests.

In Massachusetts, the framework for elder law is primarily governed by state laws, with some federal regulations also in play. One important piece of legislation that sets the foundation for elder law in Massachusetts is the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC).

The Role of Local Laws

Local laws play a significant role in elder law, as they can vary from state to state. In Massachusetts, elder law attorneys must be well-versed in the specific regulations that apply to their jurisdiction. This is where the expertise of a local North Easton estate planning attorney from VON WEISS LAW OFFICE becomes invaluable.

For instance, Massachusetts has its own set of rules and regulations regarding Medicaid eligibility and estate recovery. The Massachusetts Medicaid program, known as MassHealth, has its own criteria for determining eligibility and the rules governing asset protection. A local attorney who understands these specific regulations can help seniors navigate the complexities of MassHealth planning while preserving their assets for future generations.


At VON WEISS LAW OFFICE, we specialize in elder law and understand the unique challenges and opportunities that Massachusetts residents face as they age. We are here to provide personalized legal solutions tailored to your specific needs.

Our Services Include:

  1. Estate Planning: We can help you create a comprehensive estate plan that ensures your assets are distributed according to your wishes and minimizes the tax burden on your heirs.
  • Long-Term Care Planning: Our attorneys can assist you in developing a plan for long-term care, including strategies for Medicaid eligibility and asset protection.
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship: If a loved one becomes incapacitated, we can guide you through the process of establishing guardianship or conservatorship to ensure their best interests are protected.
  • Elder Abuse and Neglect: We are dedicated to protecting the rights of seniors and can assist in cases of elder abuse or neglect.
  • Special Needs Planning: If you have a family member with special needs, we can help you create a plan that ensures their future financial security.

Why Choose a Local Attorney?

When it comes to elder law, the support of a local attorney can make a significant difference. Local attorneys are well-acquainted with the nuances of Massachusetts law and are familiar with the local resources and agencies that can provide additional support to seniors.

At VON WEISS LAW OFFICE, we take pride in being a part of the North Easton community. We are not just legal professionals; we are neighbors who care about the well-being of our clients and their families. Our deep understanding of Massachusetts law, combined with our commitment to providing personalized, compassionate care, sets us apart as the trusted choice for elder law in the region.


If you or a loved one are facing elder law issues in Massachusetts, don’t hesitate to reach out to VON WEISS LAW OFFICE. We are here to guide you through the complexities of elder law, ensuring that you and your family receive the support and protection you deserve. Contact us today at (508) 238-3005 to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards securing your future. Let us be your trusted partner in navigating the legal aspects of aging with dignity and peace of mind.


“Brigitte has been my Estate Attorney for many years. She took care of my Parents' Estate as well. She did a fantastic job for my parents and as they each passed she was helpful with every aspect of their estate. She is a genuine and wonderfully sincere woman. She is very well informed and up-to-date on Elder Law and handled our family losses with much compassion. She has a wonderful network of individuals and attorneys who specialize in other areas of law and they were instrumental in assisting me with problems that arose with my parent who suffered from dementia. I highly recommend Brigitte.”

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Brigitte von Weiss is an estate planning lawyer and elder law attorney serving clients in Easton, MA, as well as nearby towns and cities, including Abington, Bridgewater, Brockton, Canton, East Bridgewater, Foxboro, Mansfield, North Easton, Norton, Randolph, Raynham, Rehoboth, Rockland, Sharon, Stoughton, West Bridgewater and Whitman.

50 Oliver Street • North Easton, MA 02356
Telephone: (508) 238-3005


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