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Are You Ready?  Your Legal Arrangements for Late Life and End of Life

This session, presented by Attorneys Amy Kullar and Margaret Bareo from Patricia Mello & Associates, P.C., focused on some of the important legal issues that you need to be aware of to protect your estate, avoid probate, cope with legal matters when a spouse dies, preserve your primary residence, and deal with the intricacies of Medicare and Medicaid. 

Attorney Amy B. Kullar Patricia Mello & Associates, P.C.

Amy, a graduate of Suffolk University Law School, holds a bachelor of arts degree from Wellesley College. She concentrates her practice on Estate and Medicaid Planning, Estate Taxation, Estate Administration, Guardianships and Conservatorships, and representing clients with Real Estate transactions. (


Attorney Margaret Bareo Patricia Mello & Associates, P.C.

Margaret, a graduate of Suffolk University School of Law, holds a bachelor of arts degree from Wellesley College. She represents clients in matters involving estate planning, planning for long-term care, special needs planning, guardianship and conservatorship proceedings, probate administration and Medicaid applications and appeals. (


The following articles, provided by  Patricia Mello & Associates, P.C., represent the laws in effect as of 2018 and are subject to change by Federal Law or Commonwealth of Massachusetts Regulations, or both, without notice.

Coping With the Death of a Spouse

Guidelines for common legal and financial matters a surviving spouse must handle. Designed for recent widows and widowers who do not understand how to deal with the legal and financial aspects of the death of a spouse and who have simple estate matters...Read More

Preserving Your Primary Residence

Learn about methods for preserving the value of your primary residence against the high cost of nursing home expenses, by ensuring that the value of your primary residence passes to your heirs, in the event you qualify for Long Term Care (LTC) Medicaid...Read More

Avoiding Probate

Probate is the term used to describe the judicial process in which a probate court determines the beneficiaries of assets that are left in the decedent’s name individually at death.This article is an explanation in layman’s terms of how to accomplish avoiding probate of your estate...Read More

Medicare, Medicaid & Nursing Homes

There is a good deal of confusion in the public’s understanding of the benefits provided by Medicare and those provided by Long Term Care Medicaid (MassHealth) when an individual goes into a nursing home...Read More

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