Braintree Probate Lawyer & Estate Planning Attorney

Serving clients in Middlesex, Suffolk, Plymouth, and Norfolk Counties and the Surrounding Communities

A Message to Clients:

During the current Pandemic, I remain available to help clients with all legal needs normally provided by my firm.

I can be reached by phone, or by audio/video conference through Zoom, Skype, or other technologies. I can take care of your estate planning, probate, or other needs, and you don’t even need to leave your home.

Call me to get started – and Stay Safe!

The Experience & Commitment You Deserve

Braintree Probate & Will Contest Lawyer and Attorney for Estate Planning, Conservatorship & Guardianship, and Veteran’s Administration Appeals

My practice is focused on helping individuals with the probate of estates and related litigation (such as will contests), estate and trust planning, conservatorship and guardianship matters, and Veterans Administration appeals. I provide personal attention to all clients – when you retain me, you’ll be working with me directly on all aspects of your matter.  I maintain a caseload that allows full attention to all clients, and to answer your questions at your convenience.

An experienced litigator, I am a member of the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations, a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. I frequently present to local Councils on Aging regarding elder law issues, including presentations on behalf of the Massachusetts Bar Association on topics including estate planning options, Medicaid eligibility rules, available asset protection strategies, and residential real estate tax abatements and exemptions.

My Practice

I Serve Clients in the Greater Boston Area, including Braintree, Quincy, Weymouth, Brookline, Hingham, Plymouth, the South Shore, and Throughout Massachusetts Concerning the Following Matters:

Free Consultation / Contingency Fee Representation on VA appeals

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Gemma Law Office News & Information

What are the Requirements for a Will to be Valid in Massachusetts?

If a will is not valid, a person will be deemed to have died “intestate”, and property will be distributed according to state intestate laws. Learn what you need to do to prevent this outcome.


Is a Handwritten Will Valid in Massachusetts?

Handwritten wills must meet certain legal requirements in order to be valid, including being signed in the presence of at least 2 witnesses. Learn about why handwritten wills are not valid if witness and other requirements are not met.


Does My Will Become Public After I Die?

After your death, your will becomes a public record. Learn how to keep your estate information private.


What Happens if I Die In Massachusetts Without a Will?

If you die without a will in Massachusetts, the state intestate laws will determine who inherits your probate property. It does not matter whether you wanted (or did not want) these people to inherit your assets; the administrator of your estate must distribute assets according to law. Learn what you need to do to protect your wishes.