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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 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 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 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Provided by the Bar Association of Norfolk County. For more information, call Adrienna C. Clarke at 617-471-9693.

Greater Boston Legal Services
Their Elderly Unit serves people age 60 and older, regardless of income on matter ranging from housing, benefits, consumer issues, and defense against guardianships and conservatorships.

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.

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

Elder Abuse--Help for the Elders and Their Families
Find out how and where to report suspected elder abuse. Includes state hotline numbers. From the National Center on Elder Abuse.

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.

Elder law and legal resources on the Web.

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