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Legal Resources

  • Elder Hotline
    The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office has a statewide, toll-free telephone hotline to assist individuals on a wide range of elder issues, available Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free Legal Clinics at Quincy District Court
    A panel of attorneys experienced in all areas of the law will be available for one-on-one consultation on legal issues, on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Provided by the Bar Association of Norfolk County. For more information, call Adrienne C. Clarke at 617-471-9693.
  • Greater Boston Legal Services
    The Elder, Health and Disability Unit represents elders, people with disabilities and families to ensure that they have the income, health care and services that they need to live independently in the community. 
  • Legal Services for Elders
    Quincy Department of Elder Services (Kennedy Center, 440 East Squantum St.) provides free legal services once a month by appointment. They represent tenants, residents of nursing homes, elder abuse issues, consumer fraud issues.
  • Senior Resource Center
    A professional practice specializing in elder law and estate planning.


  • Brochures for Older Consumers
    Tips for consumers on bankrupty, credit, identity theft, trust scams, and more. From the National Consumer Law Center.
  • Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts
    Information and resources from FindLAW to help you with your Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts legal needs.
  • Guide to Estate Taxes in Massachusetts
    Definitions, filing, and payment information and a list of commonly requested forms and publications. From the Dept. of Revenue.
  • H.E.L.P.
    Articles on a variety of legal issues, from Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation, a nonprofit dedicated to dedicated to empowering older adults and their families.
  • Locate an Estate Planner
     Search for attorneys who specialize in estate planning and gives basic information for those interested in estate planning. From The National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys

Elder Abuse

  • National Center on Elder Abuse
    The NCEA is the place to turn to for up-to-date information regarding research, training, best practices, news and resources on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation.
  • CDC's Elder Abuse Prevention
    The CDC works with various agencies to prevent elder abuse before it happens.
  • Major Types of Elder Abuse
    If you feel an elderly friend or relative is being abused, this site outlines what you should look for. From the National Center on Elder Abuse.
  • Other Legal Websites

  • Elder Law
    Search for a lawyer geographically. From the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Elder Law Answers
    Comprehensive site with information on most legal issues involved with aging. Find an elder law attorney geographically.
  • Nolo Press Legal Encyclopedia
    From a major law book publisher, this law encyclopedia gives plain language explanations of legal issues vital to seniors. "Wills and Estate Planning" is on the first page. Click on "Family Law and Immigration" to find Elder Care.
  • SeniorLaw
    Elder law and legal resources on the Web.

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