Estate Planning Attorneys Helping Protect You and Your Family in Bristol County and Southeastern Massachusetts
The Law Office of Boyd & Boyd was founded in 1976, and it was incorporated in 1992 by the father and son duo. The staff at Boyd & Boyd, P.C. includes several family members. The firm has a friendly approach to the practice of law, translating the complexities of estate planning, wills, and trusts into plain English. Our goal is to provide you and your family with all the knowledge and legal advice you need to make the most appropriate decisions to protect your estate and your future.
Boyd & Boyd, P.C. enjoys the highest rating in Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory. This is a rating by peers who endorse the firm as having the highest legal competence and highest ethical standards by granting the “AV” rating. We are also listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Not many Cape firms enjoy this recognition, which only serves as further evidence of our commitment to providing friendly and high-quality Estate Planning services and advice.
Estate And Trust Planning Services
Having an estate plan is fundamental for those who want to be able to plan ahead in order to protect their assets and determine how they will be distributed. There are many details and steps that you may have to take care of upon the death of a loved one, including disclaimer planning, portability advice, updating the survivor’s plan, and other considerations.
Strategic planning is extremely important to make sure all aspects of your estate plan have been addressed, so that your loved ones will be able to focus on what they need after your death and not have to worry about the details of how your property is being handled and distributed. Navigating the different estate planning options and trusts can be overwhelming and time-consuming for most clients.
Strategic planning and periodic updates to your trust and estate plan are fundamental to ensure your assets and wealth will be passed on according to your wishes. At Boyd & Boyd, we have assisted many families through the process by providing legal information and explanations in plain terms to assist you in making the best choices to have a strong estate plan in place.
Asset Protection and Elder Law Services
Elder Law is a subspecialty of Estate Planning in which lawyers focus on assisting clients with plans for retirement, long term care, incapacity planning, and other legal issues primarily for seniors and people with disabilities. An Elder Law Attorney can provide guidance and services for many aspects related to aging. From assisting with estate planning, wills, trusts, and asset protection to walking clients through health care planning, long-term care planning, financial representation, guardianship, and assisted living, an Elder Law Attorney’s main focus is on the needs and challenges that come with aging. Besides helping clients with planning for their later years in life, our Elder Law Attorneys at Boyd & Boyd can also assist families with numerous aspects related to aging and asset protection.
Trustee and Executor Services
In a revocable trust, many creators frequently assign a relative as the trustee who will take responsibility for managing the trust. Many families also decide to add a co-trustee such as an attorney who has extensive experience navigating the ins-and-outs of trusts. A Trust Attorney will have a much clearer understanding of state and federal laws that can impact your estate and can be better prepared to ensure that every aspect of the trust and related laws are understood and explained in simple English. The same applies for those who have found themselves with the responsibility of being an executor for a loved one’s estate — an often daunting task that can benefit from professional guidance.
This takes the burden off your trustee relative and ensures your wishes will be respected and your assets distributed the way you wanted them to be. At Boyd & Boyd, we have decades of experience managing trusts and helping families by removing the overwhelm and confusion that often comes along with many trust administration and estate administration matters.
How Can We Help?
Our attorneys take a client-focused approach and have the knowledge and skills to advise on all your Estate Planning matters. We strive to simplify the complexities and make the estate planning process understandable for all of our clients. Whether you are choosing to establish a trust, need help understanding legal changes, or are unsure of what steps you need to take to protect your assets and secure the future of your beneficiaries and loved ones after your passing, our team is here to help. Our team is versed in all the current state and federal laws regarding estates and inheritances, and they are ready to walk you through the process of planning for the future, including aiding you to make decisions about passing on your estate to the next generation in the most direct and least expensive manner possible.
About Bristol County
Bristol County is located in Massachusetts. With a population of around 560,000 people as of 2020, Bristol County was formed in 1685 and was then annexed by the Massachusetts Colony just a few years later. Bristol County is named after the city of Bristol, in Rhode Island. Visitors can enjoy many historical sites including Battleship Cove and the New Bedford Whaling Museum. At Boyd & Boyd, we are honored to serve Bristol County families and neighbors and help them preserve their assets and enjoy tranquil living and peace of mind in this historical area of Massachusetts.
Call us at (508) 775-7800 for more information.