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Bristol and Plymouth Estate Planning Attorneys Helping You Prepare for the Future

Guidance from Plymouth, Taunton and Bridgewater estate planning lawyers

The Studley Law Offices handles all aspects of estates — including creating estate plans, drafting instruments, probating last wills and resolving probate disputes. Our attorneys’ 38 years of combined experience give us the skills to respond to complex or unique issues that may arise in your case.  Our team treats you and your family with respect and compassion throughout the estate administration process.

Drafting estate planning instruments

Our estate planning lawyers in Plymouth help you preserve your assets and plan for your family’s future. We analyze your financial situation and discuss your goals to develop effective strategies for meeting your objectives. Your estate plan might include:

  • Last wills and testaments
  • Living and testamentary trusts
  • Special needs trusts for recipients of personal injury awards
  • Appointment of guardianship for minor children
  • Living wills and advance care directives
  • Powers of attorney

You should revise your estate plan if your financial or family situation has changed. For example, you may consider amending or replacing your will after divorce or upon receiving a substantial personal injury judgment.

Probating an estate

As the personal representative of your loved one’s estate, you are tasked with collecting assets, paying debts and distributing property to beneficiaries. These important duties can feel overwhelming at a time when you are mourning the loss of your loved one. Our Plymouth estate planning lawyers tailor our services to give you as much assistance as you need efficiently to administer the estate.

Representing vulnerable clients in probate disputes

Because of his knowledge and dedication to children’s issues, our Taunton estate planning lawyer John E. Studley Jr. has been appointed by the courts as a guardian ad litem to represent the best interests of minors in estates settlement cases. John has also been appointed by the courts to represent seniors in probate and estate matters. He recently won a multimillion dollar settlement for an elderly widow who was the victim of undue influence and wrongful conversion.

Learn how our Middleboro attorneys can help you with every aspect of your estate

To learn more about estate planning and probate in Middleboro, Massachusetts, contact our estate planning attorneys. Call the Studley Law Offices at 508-923-7207 or 800-640-2889 or contact us online for more information or to schedule an appointment.

CLIENT REVIEWS & TESTIMONIAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • "John Studley helped me thru a very difficult time in my life. He explained everything to me and made me feel independent in my decisions. He got me more than I expected. Thanks to You and your team." - Diane - December 9, 2016

  • "I completely agree with a prior reviewer...a complete class act! He is highly efficient, extremely knowledgeable, personable, totally professional, highly successful and very entertaining. I have dealt with Atty. Studley on a few matters over the course of 12 years and he (and his staff!) have consistently provided the time and means to successfully litigate my cases/issues. I was fortunate enough that he was referred to me and I have had absolutely no regrets. If you're looking for the best, he's the person to hire." - L - December 1, 2016

  • "Posted by Michelle September 16, 2015 John Studley is a true class act. I have been a client of his since 2008. He puts the needs of the child first and foremost. He is direct and honest with his clients in a compassionate manner. I would highly recommend Studley Law Offices. I have great faith in John, Sandy and the rest of the team and I remain truly greatful for all of their hard work." - Michelle - September 16, 2015

  • "Attorney Studley and his staff are exceptional! They all are very professional, courteous, efficient and empathetic for our case. Attorney Studley knew the "ins and outs" of the laws and was able to implement them in our case. He was always available to us in a timely manner. He explained various situations and avenues we needed to explore. He provided us with the information we needed to move forward in our case. Attorney Studley was always prepared for any situation in court. He even had copies of documents that the judge did not have available to him during court proceedings. We have already recommended him to a fellow grandparent and would do so again." - Bev - August 31, 2015

  • "John Studley is very professional. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. He kept me informed by promptly responding to my emails and phone calls." - Roger - January 31, 2015

  • "John and his staff were very professional from the beginning. He is very persistent and thorough. My case took over a year to settle but his staff had to do a lot of research. They constantly kept me in the loop as to how the case was progressing. I would not hesitate to use his services again." - Ron - August 21, 2014

  • "John helped my family in a difficult child custody case. His excellent work was instrumental in saving my granddaughters from ongoing physical and mental abuse." - Tom - August 12, 2014

  • "This was my first experience dealing with a lawyer. I found John Studley to be very professional in dealing with my case. He explained everything to me in detail and his knowledge of the law reassured me that my case was justified. I had complete trust in him as he was confident and I would highly recommend him to any person in need a lawyer. John dealt with my personal injury case. He set up appointments with Doctors, Neurologists and Physical therapists for me. He and his team were very responsive in returning my phone calls and communicated all correspondence in this matter. He showed a compassion for my health and well being during a difficult time in my life. He was instrumental in facilitating a fair settlement in my case." - Brian - February 21, 2014

  • "John Studley has been my attorney for over 20 years and has never disappointed me. He is, in my opinion the best lawyer you could have. Rest assured that if you have Attorney Studley for your lawyer he will definitelyl do the best that he can do for you. He definitely is a cut above the rest..." - Edna - February 11, 2014

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Through our attorneys' unwavering dedication, The Studley Law Offices has achieved successful results on behalf of many of our clients. Please read more about some of the verdicts and settlements of which we are most proud.
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