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John Costanzo | Bolton Estate Lawyer

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Understandable And Convenient Estate Planning Services

Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Living Wills, Wills & Probate

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Attorney John J. Costanzo, Esq., offers comprehensive and understandable estate planning services to clients in Bolton and throughout Massachusetts. Whether you require assistance drafting wills and trusts or counsel when establishing guardianships and conservatorships, attorney Costanzo has the experience and professional skill to help you and your family. Achieving peace of mind starts with knowing your property, assets and family are protected should anything unexpected happen to you. No matter if you are just starting out in life or have accumulated significant wealth and assets, attorney Costanzo can help you address all aspects of your estate and implement a plan. Some basic estate planning services and other legal matters attorney Costanzo handles include: Wills Trusts Durable power of attorney Health care proxy Homestead declaration Guardianships Conservatorships Estate administration Elder law With a master's degree in counseling gerontology, attorney Costanzo has professional experience surrounding issues relating to families, aging, cognition and mental health. Since earning his law degree from Suffolk University Law School, he has used his prior experience and education to better serve his legal clients and to assist individuals and families addressing difficult situations due to a loved ones incapacitation, injury or illness. To schedule a consultation with attorney John J. Costanzo, Esq., contact his Bolton law firm.

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Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
I made a big difference in the quality of life of a woman who was living at home and was unable to take care of herself. Her hired caregivers were taking advantage of her financially. The womans family contacted me and we hastily prepared a guardianship and conservatorship case to remove the woman from her home to a caring and loving family environment. Sometimes proud older persons try to stay independent far past their ability and, although generally looked on as a loss of independence, a guardianship and conservatorship usually significantly improves the persons quality of life. I prefer, however to make small differences, but preparing for the situation above long before a persons decline, by preparing a comprehensive estate plan which in addition to any Wills or Trusts, includes a Durable Power of Attorney, a Health Care Proxy and a Living Will. Having these items will generally avoid court involvement and oversight as described above, which is costly and burdensome.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?
With a free phone consultation, I can provide a relatively accurate description of what I think the client needs. When a consultation is about Estate Planning, I can generally narrow the clients choices to a few options before our first meeting. When a consultation is about Guardianship or Conservatorship, I can give the client a general overview of what to expect and the timeline for becoming a guardian or conservator. In consultations concerning Lemon Law or Used Car Warranty cases, I generally give advice concerning what the client may do in advance of hiring a lawyer and when they should seek representation.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?
If the consultation is surrounding Estate Planning, the client should be prepared to speak about their goals for their Estate Plan (Family Care, Medicaid Planning, Estate Tax Planning, Gifting), their family constellation, their assets and the favored distribution of those assets. With this information, I can start to talk to the client about their options. If the consultation is surrounding Guardianship and Conservatorship, the client should be prepared to speak of the status of the person that needs a conservatorship/guardianship, their assets, their family constellation, as well as, interested parties and what the plan is if they successfully become a guardian/conservator. If the consultation involves Lemon Law or Used Car Warranty, the client should be prepared to tell me when the vehicle was purchased and for what price, how many miles were on the vehicle at purchase, as well as a timeline of interactions with the dealer.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?
Personal service and convenience differentiates me from other lawyers in my community. As a solo practitioner, I am the only one involved with the client from start to finish. The number one complaint about lawyers is that the dont call back. I call back, usually the same day and I answers emails most of the time within a few hours. I also keep appointment hours in the evenings and on weekends, because nobody wants to take a vacation day from work to meet with a lawyer! Lastly, I make house calls at no extra charge. I am happy travel to a clients home to meet with them and this has the added bonus that the client can never forget to bring their paperwork!

Are you involved in your community?
For the past 15 years, I have worked at a private non-profit agency serving the needs of persons with mental health disorders and developmental disabilities. I continue working there as a part-time recruiter, trying to bring caring and hardworking individuals into the field to better care for and increase the independence of those persons served by the agency.

Position Organization Location Duration
AttorneySolo Law PracticeBolton, MA2010 - present
School Degree Major Graduation
Suffolk University Law SchoolJ.D. Law SchoolN/A  
Slippery Rock UniversityM.A.Counseling Gerontology1997
Slippery Rock UniversityB.S.Psychology1994
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Massachusetts2010
New Hampshire2010
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(2010) Juris Doctor, Suffolk University. Verified.January 23, 2015
(1997) Master of Arts, Slippery Rock University. Verified with DegreeVerify.January 23, 2015
(1994) Bachelor of Science, Slippery Rock University. Verified with DegreeVerify.January 23, 2015
(2010) Licensed as Attorney in Massachusetts. Verified with The Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers.January 23, 2015
(2010) Licensed as Attorney in New Hampshire. Verified with New Hampshire Bar Association.January 23, 2015

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Fee: I have flat fees for most of my Estate Planning Products. All other services are generally billed hourly.

Service Type: Private

Language: English

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602 Sugar Road
Bolton, MA 01740
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