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Areas of Practice

Elder Law

McCormick, Murtagh & Marcus is one of only a few law firms in Berkshire County that has extensive, up-to-date, and in-depth knowledge of Elder Law Planning. Elder Law is a significant practice area of the firm due to the aging population. The focus of our Elder Law practice is to help our clients and their families gain or retain eligibility for public programs to pay for community-based care, nursing home care, medical care and rehabilitative services. For elders, strategies can include the transfer and retention of assets and funding of trusts for the elder’s benefit and the preparation of estate planning documents like wills, trusts, health care proxies and durable powers of attorney. For families with disabled children, we often recommend the establishment and funding of trusts that do not interfere with the child's eligibility for public benefits.

McCormick, Murtagh & Marcus' Elder Law practice includes:

  • Accessing Home and Community Supports

  • Community MassHealth

  • Personal Care Attendant Program

  • Choices Program

  • Veteran’s Benefits

  • Planning for Long Term Care

  • Medicaid Planning

  • Medicaid Applications

  • Medicaid Eligibility Reviews

  • Appeals and Hearings before the Division of Medical Assistance

  • Preserving Assets, including the residence, for clients facing serious illness

  • Preparing Supplemental Needs Trusts for family members with special needs

  • Planning with Long Term Care Insurance

  • Comprehensive Estate Planning

This Practice Area comprises the following Attorneys:

Kathleen M. McCormick

McCormick, Murtagh & Marcus
William Cullen Bryant House
390 Main Street, Suite 2 
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Telephone: (413) 528-0630 
Fax: (413) 528-5287 

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