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Salem Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate Administration and Real Estate Lawyers

At Stern, Keilty & Wall, LLC, our lawyers represent clients across the North Shore and eastern Massachusetts in estate planning, elder law, probate administration and real estate. We serve individuals, families and businesses. Many of our clients face situations that involve some combination of our firm's practice areas. Our lawyers offer knowledgeable, forward-thinking counsel focused on accomplishing your objectives in an efficient manner.

  • Estate planning: Proper estate planning now will help ensure that all you have worked for passes to those you wish to benefit. Of course, that is only one of the many benefits of an estate plan. By executing a will and/or trust, you will ensure that the disposition of your assets follows not only your wishes but also takes into account current estate tax and gift tax laws. Our Salem estate planning attorneys will devise strategies that can protect your assets, minimize the impact of taxes or probate, care for a family member with special needs, achieve charitable goals, or fulfill any number of other objectives. Further, we can create documents such as a durable power of attorney and health care proxy that give authority to a trusted decision maker to carry out your wishes should you become incapacitated.
  • Elder law: Our law firm addresses a broad spectrum of elder law needs. For example, many of our clients are adult children concerned as to whether their parent needs a guardian or conservator to manage personal and financial decision making. Other clients are concerned about becoming eligible for Medicaid, or MassHealth as it is known in Massachusetts, to pay for nursing home care without impoverishing themselves. Whether you are seeking long-term care planning or require immediate crisis management, our attorneys will recommend the best means to accomplish your goals.
  • Probate administration: After the death of a loved one, the probate court oversees the matters of the decedent's estate such as payment of debts and distribution of any property and assets according to his or her documented wishes. If there is no will or trust in effect, the estate must go through intestate succession, which means Massachusetts law determines through the probate process how the estate will be distributed. If you have been named personal representative, our law firm can help you comply with the various duties associated with this role.
  • Real estate: Our law firm represents individuals, tenants, residential lenders and landlords with a variety of residential real estate issues, including mortgage and title issues, administering probate sales, real asset management and protection. We practice landlord-tenant law and assist residential lenders, landlords and businesses with foreclosure issues, buy-sell agreements, conveyance issues, short sales, foreclosures, eviction actions and summary process.

Contact Stern, Keilty & Wall, LLC

At Stern, Keilty & Wall, LLC, we offer a blend of estate planning, elder law, disability law, real-estate law, and estate administration that provides support and counsel to clients along the continuum of lifetime planning.

We are located in historic downtown Salem. Call 978-219-9932 or complete our contact form to schedule a consultation. We offer evening and weekend appointments by request. We can also arrange off-site appointments for those unable to travel or in emergency situations.

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Stern, Keilty & Wall, LLC
81 Washington Street, Suite 301
Salem, MA 01970

Phone: 978-219-9932
Toll Free: 800-518-7036
Fax: 978-741-7620

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