Legal Services

Martha's Vineyard

Edgartown Council on Aging
Paul Mohair
Phone: 508-627-4368
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Mission Statement: To meet the needs of Edgartown seniors while promoting vital aging, growing older with dignity, independence and health... See More

Elder Law Project of South Coastal Counties Legal Services
Rasheda Dickerson
Phone: 800-244-9023
Fax: 508-676-8657
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The Elder Law Project of South Coastal Counties Legal Services makes an outreach visit to Marthas Vineyard the first Monday of each month, rotating between Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven (Tisbury) and the Up-Island Council on Aging in West Tisbury... See More

Horizons Geriatric Care Management
Beth Toomey
Phone: 508-693-1123
Fax: 508-687-9415
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Horizons Geriatric services include: Comprehensive functional and mental health assessments Home safety evaluation Coordination of Medical appointments Medical oversight to include proper use of medications/treatments Mental health counseling for the elder and his/her family Facilitation of legal assistance for Health Care Proxies, Estate Planning, Guardianship and other legal matters Coordination and supervision of outside services Education regarding alternative residential living options as needed Facilitation of information between elders, family and medical teams See More

Martha's Vineyard Mediation Program
Karen Dowd
Phone: 508-693-2999
Fax: 508-693-2199
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Martha’s Vineyard Mediation Program (MVMP) is a court-approved mediation program approved by the Commonwealth to handle cases referred by the District Court, Probate and Family Court, and the Superior Court on the Island... See More

Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
Rose Cogliano
Phone: 508-693-4509 x3
Fax: 508-693-7655
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The Oak Bluffs Council on Aging’s primary mission is to promote and provide programs and services that foster dignity, independence, and life long learning for elderly citizens... See More

Private Practice / Arthur Bergeron (Mirick O'Connell Attorneys at Law)
Arthur Bergeron
Phone: 508-860-1470
Fax: 508-463-1385
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Art has been practicing law in Massachusetts for over 30 years. He focuses his practice on elder law, estate planning, probate and trust administration, and land use matters... See More

Private Practice / Arthur Bergeron: Elder Law with Frank and Mary
Arthur Bergeron
Phone: 508-860-1470
Fax: 508-463-1385
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“Elder Law with Frank and Mary” is a compilation of Arthur Bergeron’s programs and interviews on the subject of elder law... See More

Private Practice / Patricia Mello & Associates, P.C.
Patricia Mello
Phone: 508-477-0267
Fax: 508-477-2952
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Patty Mello offers a free legal clinic monthly at the Up-Island Council on Aging... See More

Vineyard VIllage at Home
Polly Brown
Phone: 508-693-3038
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A virtual retirement community, we do what we can to enable older folks to stay safely in their own homes as they age... See More

Off Island

Connelly Law Offices, Ltd.
RJ Connelly, III
Phone: 401-724-9044
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Connelly Law Offices, Ltd. is an elder law firm that specializes in estate planning and probate law, as well as a variety of fiduciary services... See More

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau / Office of Financial Protection for Older Americans
Phone: 855-411-CFPB
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Older Americans face many financial challenges as they age. They have opportunities to travel, explore new fields of work or hobbies, or spend time with family and friends... See More

Funeral Consumers Alliance of Eastern Massachusetts
Phone: 617-859-7990
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As a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting a consumer’s right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral, including directories for green burials and family-directed and home Funerals–the Funeral Consumers Alliance: Provides members with information about laws, practices and forms pertaining to death, burial, cremation, anatomical gifts and related subjects... See More

Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts LLC
Phone: 508-586-2110
Fax: 508-587-3222
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The Justice Center of Southeast Massachusetts is a subsidiary of South Coastal Counties Legal Services and is a non-profit charitable corporation which serves clients in Plymouth County and the towns of Avon and Stoughton in Norfolk County in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts... See More

Legal Resources for Special Needs
Phone: 888-835-6079
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Legal Resources and Considerations for Seniors and Persons with Special Needs See More

Massachusetts Attorney General's Office Consumer Protection Division
Phone: 888-243-5337 (elder hotline)
Fax: 617-727-3265
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The Consumer Protection Division uses the tools of investigation and enforcement actions to protect consumers from fraud, deception, and other unfair business practices... See More

Massachusetts Attorney General's Office HomeCorps Hotline
Phone: 617-573-5333
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Facing Foreclosure? Contact the HomeCorps Hotline at (617) 573-5333 Addressing the foreclosure crisis is one of the most important things we can do to restore a healthy economy... See More

Massachusetts Bar Association Lawyers Referral
Robert Harnais, Esq.
Phone: 866-627-7577
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The Massachusetts Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service is one of the largest legal referral services in the nation, which makes it easy to connect you to the right lawyer in your area... See More

Massachusetts Family Caregiver Support Program
Ana Karchmer
Phone: 800-AGE-INFO (800-243-4636)
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The MFCSP Program is a partnership between the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)/Aging Service Access Points (ASAPs)... See More

Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation
Phone: 617-367-8544
Fax: 617-426-0656
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MLAC is the largest funding source for civil legal aid programs in Massachusetts. MLAC also provides leadership and support for the continued improvement of legal aid to low-income people statewide through its Initiatives: • The  See More

Massachusetts Trial Court Office of Court Interpreter Services (OCIS)
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List of interpreters available for out-of-court assignments. See More

U.S. Living Will Registry
Phone: 1-800-LIV-WILL (1-800-548-9455)
Fax: 1-908-654-1919
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The mission of the U.S. Living Will Registry is to promote the use of advance directives through educational programs, and to make people’s health care choices available to their caregivers and families whenever and wherever they are needed, while maintaining the confidentiality of their information and documents... See More