Important Considerations for the LGBTQ Community Following the Reversal of Roe v. Wade

Evaluating the Risk to Equal Marriage and Families with Children Whose Parents are in Same-Sex Relationships

Read our statement on what it all means and how it may affect our community.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Protocols

In light of the continuing pandemic, we are continuing to take steps to ensure the safety of our visitors and employees. We continue to provide many of our legal services with our same commitment to quality and safety without in-person contact.


We provide our clients with peace of mind.

The attorneys at Squillace & Associates, P.C. are here to handle all the various planning needs during life, disability and at death – so your important affairs are in order when it matters most. Whether you’re in need of a basic estate plan, something more complex such as international estate planning or are looking for assistance with probate and trust settlement, we can help.

Life Planning

Elder Law & Disability, Home Health Care, Disability & Medicaid, Young Adults & College Students, Pre-Nuptial Agreements and Wisdom Transfer.

Estate Planning

Wills & Revocable Trusts, Charitable Giving, Planning for Pets and Trust Funding.

Estate, Gift & GST Taxes

Transfer Taxes, as they apply to federal and Massachusetts estate planning situations.

Advanced Estate Planning

Wealth Transfer Process, Asset Protection, Irrevocable Trusts and Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts.

Probate & Estate Administration

Settling the estate of a loved one after they have passed away.

Business Planning

General Counsel Services, Establishing a Business, Succession Planning, International Business and Data Privacy.

Urgent Planning

Emergency/concierge level estate planning in times of crisis, or when death is imminent.


Dealing in sensitive subjects can often give rise to conflict between people.

Practice Concentrations

Our planning isn’t “one size fits all” – we know that unique situations require unique solutions.


LGBTQ people, including gay and lesbian couples, often have different and unique needs when it comes to Life and Estate planning.

International Estate & Business Planning

Many people have an “international connection” which can — even inadvertently — have a significant impact on even the most detailed and well-thought out life and estate plans.

Attorneys, Physicians, Business Owners & Executives

For certain professionals, this discussion often moves beyond who gets what, when, and how, and should include considerations specific to their profession.

Independent Trustees

Choosing the responsible party to administer your estate or settle your trust after you’re gone is among the most important decisions anyone will make.

Beyond the Balance Sheet

Scott E. Squillace, Esq., AEP® featured on Beyond The Balance Sheet
Scott was recently featured on the podcast, Beyond The Balance Sheet, with hosts Diana Clark & Arden O’Connor. In this episode, he shares insight on complex estate plans related to impaired beneficiaries.


Firm News

Our own Brett J. Barthelmeh, Esq., AEP® and Heather A. Reid, Esq. co-authored a chapter in Estate Planning Strategies: Collective Wisdom, Proven Techniques, focused on noncitizen spouses and the qualified domestic trust.

Our Latest Articles

Along with warmer weather and lazy days spent at a pool, summertime also often includes…

We are writing in regard to the recent Supreme Court decision, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, issued on June 24th and how it may impact the LGBTQ community.

Safety also applies to our financial and emotional health – and how it affects our loved ones.

While the ever-growing number of items on your moving to-do list may be overwhelming, it is important not to overlook two essential items that should be added to your moving checklist.

When it comes to death and what to do with a deceased’s remains, most people think of only two options: burial or cremation. However, these options are not particularly environmentally friendly.

To avoid the possibility that a disabled loved one will lose government benefits because they have too much money, you may want to consider setting up a standby supplemental needs trust as part of your estate plan.

Here are a few of the important lessons we can learn from the estate planning of some of our country’s most famous political leaders.

When it comes to finding happiness for both you and your loved ones, consider how your estate planning might play a role in that process.

Featured Videos

Scott recently discussed some of the unique aspects of the estate planning process that impact same sex couples and non-traditional families.


Experienced and thorough. Thoughtful and kind. Anticipating your needs and responsive to your inquiries. Simply the BEST!

Very happy with our estate planning experience – the entire office staff was professional, attentive and welcoming. Attention to detail was excellent.

To state that I was ‘satisfied’ with the counsel I received, would be a gross understatement.

Boston Estate Planning Council

Independent Trustee Alliance

The American College of Trust and Estate Council

Wealth Counsel

International Advisory Experts

Super Lawyers – Scott E. Squillace

Super Lawyers – Brett J. Barthelmeh

Super Lawyers – Heather A. Reid

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