Private Client Services

Elder Law & Long-Term Care Planning

Wilchins Cosentino & Novins Law Firm
The elder law attorneys at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins specialize in responding to the unique and sensitive elder law challenges related to aging and the possible need for long-term care.
Our elder law attorneys help clients understand and adapt to the complex and frequently changing rules about making gifts and protecting their home and other assets from long-term care costs.

The elder law attorneys at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins work with clients to develop and implement practical solutions so that they can protect assets from nursing home costs and properly qualify and apply for Medicaid assistance to pay for needed health care and related services, whether they live at home, in assisted living or in a nursing home.

In addition to planning in advance of a long-term care need, our long-term care and elder law attorneys also have extensive experience in preparing and filing applications for Medicaid coverage, including subsequent dealings with caseworkers and hearing officers. We can also be a valuable resource for referring clients to qualified elder health professionals, such as geriatric care managers and private and public health care agencies.

Elder law and estate planning for elders involves several special considerations because of the very specific rules that apply to long-term care planning. Our elder law attorneys work regularly with elder clients to craft tax-efficient plans suited for their personal needs, including the use of certain types of irrevocable and revocable trusts, wills and testamentary trusts, life estate and special power of appointment deeds, intra-family agreements and transactions, caregiver contracts, long-term care insurance, reverse mortgages, durable powers of attorney, health care proxies, advance care directives and other important documents.

Wilchins Cosentino & Novins’ conservatorship attorneys also have extensive experience helping clients file for guardianships and conservatorships when mental and/or physical disabilities prevent a person from being able to competently make decisions about their personal, health and/or financial affairs. Guardianship and conservatorship proceedings take place in the probate and family courts, where our team of elder law attorneys has extensive experience in both amicable and contested cases.


Exceptional Service.
Exceptional Value.

We take great pride in serving our clients with our personalized, concierge approach, working closely with our clients every step of the way in their life journey to effectively address your legal needs. Our skilled elder law attorneys work as a cohesive team to deliver highly effective legal strategies and solutions that are proven and practical.

Meet the Attorneys in the Private Client Services Practice at Wilchins Cosentino & Novins

MA Attorney John Donaghue

John W. Donahue


MA Attorney Imelda Monaghan

Imelda Monaghan


MA Attorney Christine Morgan

Christine Morgan

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Why WCN for Private Client Services

Why Law Firm

Right-sized. We are large enough to have the depth of expertise and knowledge, while small enough to be available, accessible and personal.

High Caliber Legal Services. WCN attorneys are experienced, solution-oriented and specialized in their respective areas of law. We put our extensive knowledge and legal acumen to work for our clients, collaborating to develop a sound and pragmatic legal strategy.
Breadth of Practice Areas. We designed our law firm and our practice areas to offer a breadth of legal expertise to best serve our clients.

Concierge Approach. Our clients are assured of our accessibility, personal attention and skilled guidance as we seamlessly and adeptly address their legal needs.

Exceptional Value. We deliver exceptional value by being efficient; offering value that Boston-based firms cannot match.
Longevity. Our emphasis on exceptional service has resulted in client relationships measured in years.
Combining our deep legal experience with our extensive business knowledge, we provide sound legal guidance regarding a wide array of private client services. Our Private Client Services include:

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