John L. Roberts

John L. Roberts

Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law ...
  • Connecticut, Massachusetts
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Summary

Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning. Probate of Estates in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Guardianships and Conservatorships under the Massachusetts Probate Code. Advance Directives that avoid the need for Guardianship - Conservatorship: Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy. Real Estate Purchase and Sale. Supplemental Needs Trusts. Obtaining and coordinating benefits covered by Mediciad, Medicare, VA, Social Security, private insurance, and other resources.

I prepare and coordinate estates and trusts for people who plan for succession of their assets and property, and protect benefits eligibility for themselves and for disabled family members.
I serve as legal counsel, and provide estate administration services, to Administrators and Executors of taxable and non taxable estates.
I resolve and avoid problems in a wide variety of circumstances involving probate, real estate and Medicaid estate recovery

Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate Law
  • Social Security Disability
Additional Practice Area
  • Public Benefits
Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    My clients value the ability to control expenses and manage their circumstances. I charge flat fees that help you and your family obtain the elder care planning and estate planning services you need. I do handle Social Security Disability Insurance cases on a contingency fee basis. The fee is paid only when I recover retroactive benefits for you.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
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Massachusetts
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1st Circuit
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2nd Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Professional Experience
Practicing Attorney
Law Office of John L. Roberts
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Judicial Law Clerk
United States District Court
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Law Clerk
United State Department of Justice
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Law Clerk
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
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Education
Western New England University School of Law
J.D.
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Honors: cum laude graduate; Law Review staff member
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Boston University
B.S. | Journalism
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Professional Associations
Hampden County Bar Asociation Real Estate Section
Member
- Current
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Massachusetts Chapter of NAELA, The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member
- Current
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Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts
Member
- Current
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Hampden County Estate Planning Council
Member
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Speaking Engagements
Estate Planning for Digital Assets , Springfield, MA
Hampden County Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Practice Section
Summary at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpGir4B710o Focus on an SJC case and the difficulty for a family seeking to access the emails of a man who died without making a Last Will & Testament that included Digital Assets.
Hospital Observation Status cancels Medicare nursing home coverage and "Improvement Standard” can’t cut off Medicare nursing home days , Moderator , Westfield, MA
Massachusetts Chapter, NAELA
https://masshealthhelp.com/pdf/MassNAELA%20Hospital%20Observation%20Summary.pdf Medicare laws enacted by Congress say a patient becomes qualified for Medicare paid skilled nursing home care, IF he was a hospital inpatient for 3 days in a row.
Antipsychotics and Demntia: What attorneys and geriatric advocates need to know , https://masshealthhelp.com/pdf/antipsychotics_dementia_2016.pdf , Westfield, MA
Massachusetts Chapter, NAELA
https://masshealthhelp.com/pdf/antipsychotics_dementia_2016.pdf What attorneys and geriatric advocates need to know about the (over) use of antipsychotic medications with memory loss residents in a facility setting.
Certifications
Certified Elder Law Attorney
National Elder Law Foundation, a private organization,whose standards for certification are not regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. NELF is accredited by the American Bar Association to certify lawyers in the specialty area of elder law.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Estate Planning, Probate and Estate Settlement for Hampden County, Massachusetts
Blog
Elder Law and Elder Care Resources for Hampden County, Massachusetts
Blog
Social Security Disability Insurance information for Hampden County, Massachusetts
Contact & Map
Attorney John L. Roberts
1200 Converse Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Telephone: (413) 567-5600
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Office Hours are by Appointment. Call 567-5600 to schedule an Educational Meeting
Attorney John L. Roberts
60 Ruthven Street
Springfield, MA 01128
Telephone: (413) 567-5600