Martindale-Hubbell AV© Peer Review Rating.  The Joyce Law Firm has attained the highest possible peer Review Rating (AV©) from Martindale Hubbell.  This rating demonstrates our professional excellence and preeminent ethical standards.

Elder Law including Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, Social Security Issues, Medicare, Medicaid, Incapacity and Long-Term Care Planning:

The Joyce Law Firm offers the full range of estate and trust legal services for individuals, businesses and fiduciaries.

Probate, Estate Administration, Litigation, Estate Tax

We have experience in estate and trust administration and taxation. In this field of practice, we handle the probate of estates as well as represent executors, trustees, guardians, heirs, and beneficiaries in all matters incident to the administration of estate assets and debts, including tax, real estate, oil and gas, financing, and business transactions.

Our firm has represented clients in litigation relative to inheritance rights, will contests, will and trust construction suits, community and separate property, creditors’ claims, tax liabilities, suits by and against executors and trustees, and all related forms of disputes involving probate, estates, and trusts.  In addition, our attorneys have handled estate tax examinations before the Internal Revenue Service.

Estate Planning and Elder Planning

Our estate planning practice includes preparation of wills, trusts, family partnerships, marital property agreements, business succession agreements, asset preservation, charitable and family gifts, and other financial planning transactions, including life insurance and retirement planning.

In the elder planning process, we deal with legal issues affecting all individuals with financial, business, property, family, fiduciary, or related responsibilities. We counsel clients regarding business transition and succession matters.  We also deal with issues for the elderly, including living trusts, living wills, Social Security issues, Medicare, Medicaid, planning for incapacity and long-term care. We have experience with tax issues, including federal estate and gift taxes, the federal generation-skipping transfer tax and federal income tax concerns.


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