Legal Help and Mediation

Free Lawyers for persons with low income

Mass Legal Help

Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP offers free legal assistance with guardianship petitions)

Senior Partners for Justice

Massachusetts Bar Association

Limited Assistance Representation (LAR)

A list of qualified LAR attorneys is available at the Registry office of your local Probate and Family Court

Legal Advocacy for Incapacitated Persons

Disability Law Center

The Center for Public Representation

Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys


Mediation is a process that helps families communicate and make decisions together. Mediation can be helpful for future planning, to resolve disagreements, and possibly to avoid litigation.

Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation

National Eldercare Mediator Network