Many people feel planning is all about what happens after a death, but modern estate planning is really all about life planning - how to increase wealth and how to protect, preserve and enjoy what you have.
Centerville, MA (PRWEB) May 04, 2012
Attorney F. Keats Boyd, III of the Law Offices of Boyd & Boyd, P.C. in Centerville will take part in National Elder Law Month this May by participating in the Barnstable Senior Center’s Senior Health and Wellness Expo, hosting several free, public seminars, and appearing on 95.1 WXTK on Saturday May 5, 2012 between 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM.
Mr. Boyd, a twenty year veteran in the areas of elder law and estate planning, has said, “I really enjoy getting out and educating the public about the importance of proper planning. There is a real misconception about planning with an attorney. Many people feel planning is all about what happens after a death, but modern estate planning is really all about life planning - how to increase wealth and how to protect, preserve and enjoy what you have.” According to Mr. Boyd, “National Elder Law Month is the perfect opportunity for those Americans who have contributed so much, to take an hour or two to learn what steps they can take to protect themselves and their loved ones. This month represents a great chance to either begin the planning process or to review existing plans to ensure that they are properly structured and up to date. Unfortunately, too many Americans have outdated or unfunded plans, or worse yet, no plan at all!”
Mr. Boyd will be appearing at this year’s Senior Health and Wellness Expo, which will take place at the Barnstable Senior Center, 825 Falmouth Road in Hyannis on May 18, 2012, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Many vendors, including Mr. Boyd, will be in one central location providing great health, wellness, good living and positive aging resources for seniors. This year’s theme is “Never Too Old to Play” encouraging older Americans to stay engaged, active and involved in their own lives and in their communities. Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet from Whitehall Estate and a wonderful juice bar from Trader Joe’s. Afterwards, join Mr. Boyd for an entertaining round of “Wheel of Planning” and where attendees may obtain a free Health Care Proxy. There will be a health room offering safety for seniors, tick and lyme awareness, blood pressure readings, nutrition consultations, exercise information, eye examinations and cholesterol, glucose, and hearing screenings. For more information call (508) 862-4750.
Also during the month of May, Attorney Boyd, will be joined by Attorney David A. Jarominski, and one of “Boston’s Top Rated Lawyers” in 2012, F. Keats Boyd, Jr., to conduct several free, public seminars. Those who attend these seminars will learn:
- How to better protect a beneficiaries’ inheritance from divorce, lawsuits, creditors, government claims and double estate taxes!
- How to help assure IRAs (and company retirement plans) grow to potentially become the largest assets inherited by loved ones and are properly protected! (A Living Trust alone may not be enough!)
- Why the new US Estate Tax law is screaming “ACT NOW!!”
- How to own a residence and vacation home - the answer may be surprising!
- How to help qualify for Medicaid nursing care benefits if they are ever needed - without having to pay all those benefits back after death!
- How to eliminate Massachusetts Estate Tax liability for Florida residents, and residents of other states, owning Massachusetts real estate (Massachusetts residents can benefit from this technique too!)
Seminar dates include May 8, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM, May 12, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM and May 22, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM and again at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. For the location of a seminar near you, please visit http://www.boydandboydpc.com and click on the Seminar Schedule Tab near the top of the page. For more information, call (508) 775-7800.
Additionally, Attorney Boyd will appear as a guest on “Something More with Chris Boyd” on 95.1 WXTK Radio on Saturday, May 5, 2012 during the 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM hour. During his appearance, Mr. Boyd will be discussing the five basic parts of an estate plan.
Attorney Boyd, a resident of Cape Cod since 1995, has practiced Elder Law for over twenty (20) years and focuses his practice on Estate, Trust & Retirement: Planning, Administration & Management, Elder Law, Special Needs Planning, Asset Protection Planning, Tax Law, Business & Succession Planning, Trustee Services. Mr. Boyd is admitted to the bar in Massachusetts, the United States Tax Court, the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Boyd has authored numerous articles and has contributed to Leimberg Information Services, Inc.. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Barnstable Bar Association, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA™), WealthCounsel™, MBA Probate Law Section, the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, the Estate Planning Council of Cape Cod and the Planned Giving Council of Cape Cod.
With a growing population of Americans age 65 years or older, the importance of planning for one’s legal needs has become essential.
Elder Law attorneys throughout the country will commemorate National Elder Law Month by providing public seminars, living will days, Elder Law clinics, and other activities that will educate the public.
Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others. The mission of NAELA is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit http://www.NAELA.org.
About Boyd & Boyd, P.C.
The Law Offices of Boyd & Boyd, P.C. concentrates its practice in the areas of Trusts & Estate Planning, Administration and Management of Trusts & Estates, Elder Law, Asset Protection Planning, Special Needs Planning, Tax Law, Business & Succession Planning, Probate and Settlement of Estates. Founded over 30 years ago and incorporated in 1991 by a father and son, the staff at Boyd & Boyd, P.C. includes several family members. The firm has a friendly approach to the practice of law, translating the complexities of estate planning, wills and trusts into plain English. Boyd & Boyd, P.C. continues to employ the most innovative, cutting edge strategies, such as the “Personal Asset Trust”™ and the “IRA Inheritance Trust.”® Plus, as new developments occur in the law and planning techniques, Boyd & Boyd, P.C. regularly informs its clients through newsletters and special seminars, so their plans may be kept up-to-date. At Boyd & Boyd, P.C., besides your trust, we provide an Owner’s Manual that includes a Checklist of Actions to be taken immediately if something happens to you, a Property Organizer to list your assets and where you keep important documents, a Health Document Emergency Card so your health documents can be immediately accessed by fax in an emergency, and a Trustee Manual with directions on how to administer your trust upon your incapacity or death. Located on Route 28 near the Centerville-Hyannis line, we are a very short distance from exit 6 of Route 6, the Mid-Cape highway. For more information, visit http://www.BoydandBoydPC.com
About Elder and Special Needs Law
Elder and Special Needs Law are specialized areas that involve representing, counseling and assisting seniors, people with disabilities and their families in connection with a variety of legal issues, with a primary emphasis on promoting the highest quality of life for individuals. Typically, Elder Law and Special Needs Law address the convergence of legal needs with the social, psychological, medical and financial needs of individuals. The Elder Law and Special Needs Law attorney handles estate planning and counsels clients about planning for incapacity with health care decision-making documents. The Elder and Special Needs Law attorney also assists clients in planning for possible long-term care needs, including at-home care, assisted living or nursing home care. Locating the appropriate type of care, coordinating public and private resources to finance the cost of care and working to ensure the client’s right to quality care are all part of the Elder and Special Needs Law practice.