Estate Planning

Often, a guardian and a conservator are the same person. It is an enormous responsibility. Appropriate estate planning documents, such as powers of attorney and health care proxies, often do not exist for an impaired person. If no forward planning has been done, it is up to the court to decide to assist a disabled person with his or her day-to-day decisions. The court may assign a guardian or conservator to look after the best interest of the disabled person. 

We have represented many clients, seeking guardianships and conservatorships over individuals who can no longer manage their personal or financial affairs. The firm's guardianship lawyers navigate clients through the complicated world of guardianship when it is necessary to make the legal and financial decisions for an incapacitated person. The firm offers complete guardianship and conservatorship services, from gathering initial evidence through the final appointment. the Law Office of Keenan and Trudell was founded on the principle that the elderly and persons with disabilities deserve quality legal representation at every stage of their lives.

Estate Administration

When a loved one passes away, it is a time of great sadness. We pride ourselves in providing compassionate service to our clients during this very difficult time by easing them through the steps of probate with both expertise and care. 

We carefully analyze the assets of the estate and how each asset is titled, the Will and/or trust, if any, and the proper method to legally transfer assets to loved ones.  We then counsel our clients through the estate administration process efficiently.

Estate Administration and Probate proceedings in Massachusetts require experience and must be handled with a high level of expertise and understanding of the underlying legal principles. 

The attorneys at the Law Office of Keenan and Trudell are available to answer your questions regarding the Rules of Probate and how an estate is administered in Massachusetts.