At the Baker Law Group, PC, our attorneys bring considerable experience to individuals and business owners across the Boston metropolitan area. With offices in Hingham, Holliston, North Easton and Plymouth, we strive to provide the highest levels of personal service and attention to every client. We understand that every estate is unique, and take the time to learn the details of your financial situation, as well as your goals, so that we can craft an estate plan that -accomplishes your specific objectives.
We provide seniors and their families with elder law services ranging from estate, asset protection and long term care planning, to MassHealth nursing home eligibility, to powers of attorney.
The federal and Massachusetts laws and regulations governing taxes, Medicare, Medicaid, (known as MassHealth in Massachusetts), Social Security, trusts, veteran’s benefits, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and care at home are complex.
We provide complete estate planning services to those with moderate estates — below the federal and state estate tax exemption amounts — as well as advanced estate planning services to high net worth individuals.
Our estate planning attorneys work closely with our clients to help them select the best way to own and manage their property while alive and, at death, leave property to their intended beneficiaries – spouses, children, family members and charities.
We work with Massachusetts entrepreneurs to develop strategies that consider the important tax and asset protection issues when forming a business or planning for its succession.
As your Massachusetts business attorneys, we will help you as you start a new business with its entity formation and incorporation. If you have an existing business, we can assist you and advise you on succession planning.
Working with the Baker Law Group has been simply a pleasure.
Michael Baker is a very calm individual that always makes you feel comfortable in the planning process. He takes the time explaining and breaking down (in layman’s terms) what can often be complex legal, strategic and tactical options. We are very happy we took the time to plan and secure our nest egg from life’s curve balls, and we feel extremely confident we worked with the right team.
Vin and Sharon, Scituate, Mass
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Thank you for explaining everything in terms I could understand!!! It has been wonderful working with you.
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I found Mr. Baker to be very courteous, professional, and informative at all times. Having no legal background, I was especially pleased at his patience in explaining all matters pertaining to my particular situation. I would definitely recommend him to my friends.
Writing a will is one of the most critical ways you can protect your loved ones and your assets after you pass away.
A few basic things you should know: • You should always work with an attorney: an attorney will also understand the best solutions available to you to customize your estate plan to fit your personal situation.
• You’ll need witnesses: To make your will valid and legally binding, you’ll need to have it signed by witnesses and in Massachusetts, you’re required to have two witnesses sign your legal will.
• You’ll need to choose a Personal Representative: Your estate personal representative (formerly known as “executor”) is the person who carries out all of the wishes you’ve outlined in your will, and handles issues such as settling estate debts and taxes.
• You can be as specific as you want with bequests: There’s a lot of flexibility with how you leave behind your assets to your heirs.
• You and your spouse should have separate wills: Even though both of your wills could end up being very similar, you should still have your own documents in place.
• Wills do not avoid probate: In general, your property that you own individually is part of your probate estate, which is controlled by your will.
Writing a will is one of the most critical ways you can protect your loved ones and your assets after you pass away. Sure, there aren’t many people who enjoy spending time thinking about their eventual death and how it will affect those closest to them, but these difficult conversations and brains...
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