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Welcome to Berkshire Elder Law

Atty: Jim Sisto

DEDICATED TO PROTECTING MY CLIENTS’ HOMES AND SAVINGS FROM THE HIGH COST OF NURSING HOME CARE SO THEY CAN PASS AND INHERITANCE ON TO THEIR LOVE ONES.

Welcome to berkshireelderlaw.com.  This website is designed to educate you in the areas of medicaid, estate planning and probate administration so that you can protect your assets and plan for the future.  No doubt you have heard horror stories about someone going into a nursing home and losing their life savings, including the family home.  Unfortunately these stories are true.  The good news is that with proper planning you or a loved one can avoid this unhappy result!

What is elder law?  Elder law is a growing area of the law which provides education, guidance and legal services to the senior population so they can obtain the peace of mind they richly deserve.  An elder law attorney must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of medicaid laws (link to Medicaid page),  estate planning techniques (link to Estate Planning page), real estate conveyancing (link to Real Estate page),  estate income and gift tax laws, not to mention social security and medicare laws.  As you’re probably aware, these laws are extremely complex and continually changing.  As an elder law attorney specializing in this area, I am dedicated to keeping abreast of the constant changes in order to provide my clients with essential legal services and solutions.

ELDER HELPER

My free newsletter was created for the purpose of educating seniors and the professionals who assist them,  on the laws and issues confronting the elderly.  Read my most recent issues of Elder Helper by clicking here.

HOME & SAVINGS PROTECTION KIT

This kit provides answers to frequently asked questions about the medicaid qualification rules, medicaid planning, probate process and the advantages & disadvantages of life estates. Send me your name and address or e-mail to receive this free kit.

FREE REPORTS 

These reports answer frequently asked questions, such as: What is medicaid and how does it differ from medicare?  Can I protect my home and life savings?  Do I really need a Will and Power of Attorney?  What is Probate and should it be avoided?  What is long term care insurance?