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Helping People Age With Dignity And Peace Of Mind

Serving clients throughout Massachusetts, Curley Law Firm LLP draws upon more than four decades of combined estate planning and elder law experience to ensure that you can achieve your planning goals.

Our Practice Areas

Estate Planning

Elder Law

Estate Tax Planning

Asset Protection

Medicaid (MassHealth)

Special Needs Planning

Probate Administration

Real Estate

Experienced Estate Planning And Elder Law Representation

Attorneys Patrick Curley and Lucy Budman are among just two dozen Certified Elder Law Attorneys (CELAs) in Massachusetts. Attorney Mark Curley has practiced in the areas of estate planning and elder law for over three decades.

The Value Of Certified Elder Law Attorneys

The value of working with a firm with CELAs on the team is the peace of mind you receive — knowing that you will get the very best advice available to protect yourself, your family and your assets. A CELA is a recognized expert in legal matters dealing with estate planning and elder law, including trusts, wills, asset protection against Medicaid and nursing home costs, Medicaid (MassHealth) benefits planning and applications, probate and trust administration, guardianship and conservatorship, and VA benefits planning.

At a time when many lawyers claim to practice “elder law,” having a CELA-led team working on your planning means having one of the very few experts in the Commonwealth on YOUR team.

Our Practice Focus

Our attorneys have extensive experience handling legal planning matters for individuals of all ages, including:

  • Estate Planning
  • Asset Protection
  • Elder Law
  • Medicaid Planning (MassHealth)
  • Estate Tax Planning
  • Crisis Planning
  • Special Needs Planning
  • VA Benefits Planning
  • Guardianship
  • Conservatorship
  • Probate
  • Trust Administration
  • Real Estate

Client Testimonials

“Five stars is hardly enough to cover the value provided by Patrick Curley and Debbie Tura in what is a very complex process. Getting the fair results we desired would have been near impossible without their help and hard work. In addition to getting the work done to the highest standard, they both made themselves available above and beyond the call of duty and were a pleasure to work with. I cannot recommend them highly enough. You will not do better!”

– C.M.

“As co-trustees, my brother and I have been working with Attorney Lucy Budman at Curley Law Firm since our mother’s death 10 months ago. We sought Lucy’s help because she had written up our mother’s Will and Trust years ago and we thought it would help to work with someone who was already familiar with the issues. We were right.

To start with, the Will and Trust were drawn up in a way that seemed to anticipate and prevent every possible problem given the particular family dynamics. So while the Trustee role was no picnic, it could have been far, far worse.

One important provision of the Trust was that it allowed Trustees to appoint an Independent Trustee, a neutral party to take care of a certain problem that had become especially challenging. Lucy recommended another attorney for that role, so we took her advice. As a result, we got through it as efficiently and painlessly as possible. Now here we are 10 months later, and essentially done. Honestly, I can’t believe it. Yes, it was expensive, but in the long run these attorneys probably saved us money – perhaps a lot of money – and they most certainly saved us a lot of stress and time.

Lucy is easy to talk to, listens well, and communicates effectively. And of course she is very knowledgeable. Response to emails and phone calls is usually within the same day, sometimes within minutes. There were a few delays around vacation time and illness but that is to be expected. Overall I am very pleased and highly recommend her.”

– Janet Pesaturo

“We would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to the Law Firm of Patrick G. Curley for their expertise, compassion, and knowledge. Patrick’s ability to help our family navigate the MassHealth application process, successfully resulting in a positive outcome for our stepmother leaves us forever grateful. His dedication, professionalism, and “can do” demeanor made a very complicated and difficult application process much more manageable. We would highly recommend Patrick’s law firm for a multitude of Elder Services”

– Mary T Lawlor, Patricia Joseph, and Lori Thorstesen

“I have come to know Attorney Patrick Curley and his team recently as my parents continue to age and I have become more involved in their care. My parents have been clients of the law firm for decades. My experience with the Curley Law Firm continues to exceed my expectations.
Patrick Curley and his staff are professional, courteous, and extremely knowledgeable in the field of Estate Planning and Elder Law. Attorney Curley has gone above and beyond on numerous occasions to assist my parents in legal matters. Not only is he brilliant and a vessel of knowledge in the field of Elder Law, he is kind and compassionate. I am so grateful to have worked with such a competent attorney, supported by an efficient and professional office staff. Without hesitation, I highly recommend Patrick Curley and his team”

– Sharon Whitney

“Patrick Curley is simply amazing! We were in the process of applying for Mass Health for our 98 year old mom who had recently been admitted to a nursing home facility and we ran into issues with a family trust. Patrick had reviewed the trust for us a few years prior to this admission and we were very pleased with his work. We didn’t hesitate to reach out to him for his help. This was the best decision we could have made. From the moment we explained what the issues were he was on board. He took the pressure and stress of this daunting process away and went to work. He is so easy to work with and understanding in so many ways. He is a true professional in every sense of the word. Always there if you need him to answer questions or give advice. Thanks to Patrick we were successful in getting our mom approved for Mass Health. I am certain that without Patrick’s help this may not have been the outcome. Thank you so much Patrick for everything!”

– Joyce, Janice and Linda

“We had a relatively complex estate issue surrounding a living trust and it was clear to see that we needed urgent help. Thankfully, we found the law office of Patrick Curley who specializes in elder care and MassHealth Insurance. He and his team have been outstanding in the way they were able to handle our situation and put our minds at ease right from our first phone call with Deb Tura.
After multiple calls and remote meetings (due to covid-19) Patrick and his team helped us to understand the cumbersome process in order to obtain MassHealth Insurance for our Mom.

Without their help, knowledge and guidance, we would still be struggling – and in the wrong direction! Not only did he get our Mom on MassHealth, but he also negotiated a very substantial discount with the nursing home due to a one month gap difference in coverage

Professional, caring and extremely knowledgeable is the best way I can honestly describe Patrick Curley and his team.

We couldn’t be more pleased with our experience. If you need elder care help, or MassHealth Insurance, Patrick Curley and his team are the answers. You won’t be disappointed.

We would like to Thank the entire Curley Law Firm for your time, effort, support and help throughout the MassHealth process for our mother.”

– The Lotti Family

“Patrick and the team at Curley are amazing! From my early inquiries with Debbie all the way to the finish line their assistance was always generous, thoughtful, and considerate. My 77 year old mom lives at home alone and is having health issues. With the Curley teams help we got her estate planning done and got her on MassHealth. She now gets care through the state for 20 hours a day. It was a struggle to get the overnight care in place but Curley advocated for our family and my mom and now we can be sure that she is being cared for and her future at her own home is secure. Thanks team!”

– Ben Rogers

“I feel extremely fortunate that my family had the help of Patrick and the Curley Law Firm. Both he and Debbie were diligent and steadfast in their efforts to gain MassHealth assistance for my mother. Patrick was always responsive, answered our questions and I felt like our case was his top priority. His expertise and understanding were a source of reassurance from our first meeting. My mother can remain in her home with the care she needs thanks to the help we received. Navigating an elder’s care can be daunting, but Patrick and his team offered invaluable assistance and I highly recommend the Curley Law Firm.”

– Jennifer Walter

“Patrick Curley and the staff at the Curley Law team provided my family with clear professional legal insight & guidance during a very challenging time. Concerned with how best to care for a loved one and preserve her estate, Patrick skillfully guided us through the process with technical competence and empathy. Appoitments started on time. Everyone we dealt with was courteous and respectful. Not once did we feel like we were being talked down to. Every question was patiently answered and options discussed. White glove service from a professional firm from start to finish – HIGHLY RECOMMEND.”

– Dave DeLacey

“I was referred to Patrick Curley Law Firm when my Mom was diagnosed with a Terminal illness and she needed assistance with high costs of home health care. I was so impressed with Patrick and his office staff.It was the best decision I made to contact Patrick Curley to get my mom on Masshealth. He was so informative and kind with both my mom and myself. He even made home visits to my mom to thoroughly explain every action we were taking . He went above and beyond to achieve the best results for my moms well being. This is a long and stressful process and he was always available to answer questions and guide me through the process. I could not of achieved this without him. I would not hesitate to recommend The Curley Law Firm. I am so pleased with his services and my mom can now reside at home without any worries.”

– Barbara Vieno

“Applying for Mass Health for an elderly parent, moving to a nursing facility, is extremely challenging. My mother had an irrevocable trust and other issues that made things complicated. Patrick Curley put us at ease on the first visit. He had asked to see some documents in advance of the first visit and was prepared to answer our questions and he had a plan to get started on the Mass Health application right away. I dealt with Lynne, Senior Legal Assistant and Debbie Tura, Senior Paralegal. They were always available and very knowledgeable. My emails and phone call were answered on the day they were sent. I would highly recommend this law firm for any elder law issues you have. My mother was approved for Mass Health in less than 3 months. Thank You.”

– Marie Hery Davis

“Last year Curley Law Firm LLP set up a Trust for my mother and over the last few months they helped me with the sale of her house. I was very happy with how smoothly things went. Patrick and his staff were so professional. Patrick took the time to explain things to me and gave me the peace of mind I needed to complete the sale. I highly recommend Patrick and his team.”

– Laurie Sylvia

“Attorney Curley is not only professionally savvy, as evident by his record and achievements, but he also has a way of making the experience personal and clear. He’s not pushy nor does he ever talk above the average person’s understanding of the law. Debbie is amazingly thorough and so professional. I can’t emphasize enough- Attorney Curley’s office is well worth it.”

– Sharon Mikutel

“My family and I retained Curley Law Firm LLP for estate and MassHealth planning services in August 2017. My father, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s several years ago, landed in the hospital that summer with a horrible infection had weakened him considerably. My mother and I were left with the painful decision to keep him in a nursing facility permanently after his short term rehab was complete as it became clear that my mother could no longer care for him full time. This was an extremely difficult time for my parents and me. And, as I was the only sibling able to assist both parents, I felt completely alone and without any experience to guide me through how to help them.
As soon as I met Patrick Curley, his colleague Lucy Budman, and his paralegal, Debbie Tura, during one of his very helpful local seminars, I knew I would be in good hands, and I would no longer have to navigate the labyrinthian MassHealth laws alone.”

“My parents did not have a will or any estate planning completed during this time, and Patrick and his incredible team coordinated all of my parents’ estate planning swiftly while still covering every complex detail. Patrick and his team are not only extremely knowledgeable in the ever-changing MassHealth and estate planning laws and responsive to clients’ questions/needs, but they are also incredibly kind, warm and patient. In a vulnerable time when emotions are heightened, Patrick and his team never once made me feel like I had to figure anything out completely on my own. They not only knew exactly what to do in completing all of the necessary documentation, but are always very responsive in answering any questions I have either via phone or email. Several times Debbie stayed on the line with with my mother and me through long, tedious phone calls to financial institutions and insurance companies. The entire team is always so supportive, and they even handled most of our estate planning and signing meetings at my father’s nursing home to make everything more convenient.”

“Patrick and his team’s advice extends well beyond estate and MassHealth planning. He and his paralegal, Debbie Tura, advised me on the process of transferring my father to another nursing home where my father is so much happier and thriving, and it suits his needs so much better. I never would have been able to navigate that process without Patrick and Debbie’s help. Working with them has been one of the best decisions we’ve made as a family, and it helped us tremendously.”

“I would highly recommend Curley Law Firm, as they are top-notch, caring, and will get the job done, even in a crisis situation.”

– Jessica Feinberg

“I met Patrick Curley at a seminar on aging in Wakefield and retained him immediately. He was professional and timely in securing my mother the security she needs to live our her days at home. His knowledge and expertise, matched with his kindness to a sensitive situation made an extremely difficult task manageable for me trying to juggle all of the items needed for a timely submission. If you are on the fence about whether or not to use an elder attorney for your affairs – please – make the call. I’m so glad I did.”

– Amy Taranto

“Our family highly recommends Patrick Curley and his team to anyone who is looking for expertise and guidance with Elder Law services. The process of dealing with the law, finances, MA Health, and especially the emotional toll can be overwhelming for a family. While our family was not in crisis mode, Patrick and his team were very professional, thoughtful and helpful during the process. Most important, they were there and delivered results during the critical parts of the process. They dealt directly with the MA Health department on our behalf and the results were great. Additionally, and probably more important, was the responsiveness of both Patrick and Debbie. Whether it was during the process of applying for services, or a legal question, or a financial impact question, (there were many!!), Patrick and Debbie were constantly right back to us with the answers. We always had peace of mind for our entire family knowing we had the Curley team working with us to get the best outcome for our entire family, but especially for our Dad.”

– The family of David Crowley of Burlington MA.

“Curley Law Firm has been in my family’s corner for quite some time now. Attorney Lucy Budman set up my parent’s Will and Trust years ago and when it came time to unfortunately put my dad into a nursing home Lucy and her team were there to essentially do all the hard work. At first, I thought I could do it, but No Way! Att. Budman, Lynne and Debbie handled everything with the nursing home, MA Health, insurance co, etc. Not only did my mom and my siblings have far less stress, we were able to retain much more assets because of the Curley Law Firm. “

– Diane C.

“Patrick and the Curley Law Firm were invaluable in helping me transition my 99 year old mother from assisted living to long term care. There were innumerable financial and timing questions that needed to be addressed and I really don’t think I could have navigated the our current complex healthcare system without their assistance. I would recommend them highly.”

– Anne Lewis

“When my mom passed away, the MassHealth Estate Recovery Unit made a claim against my mom’s estate for far more than the estate was worth. The estate consisted mainly of an old, small house. By the time the claim was made, I had already paid a great deal of money out of my own pocket expecting to get the money back when the house sold. When I explained the situation to the case worker for the claim, I was told that most of my expenses would not be allowed. I was going to lose a great deal of money. That is when I hired Patrick Curley. Patrick and his staff did an amazing job resolving the situation. He guided me in gathering the information that would best present my case and put together an impressive package for negotiating an agreement with the case worker. Patrick was easy to talk with and could be contacted easily. But most of all, he did an outstanding job. I highly recommend Patrick Curley.”

– Doreen Miller

“Unfortunately my mom is in a nursing home and I had to put my dad there too, We did have a trust set up for the house, but it wasn’t written up by an elder law Attorney. Thankfully I was referred to Curley Law firm.
Attorney Curley and his team did a remarkable job in helping my parents and I. He and his team really dedicated their time and hard work to make sure my parents and I didn’t loose the house and was able to get my dad on Mass Health in 3 months time!!! (Which is record timing !) I can’t say enough good things about this firm. My parents and I would have lost everything if it wasn’t for them. I highly recommend them, especially when dealing with elder affairs! I will forever be grateful!!!! I also want to especially thank Debbie Tura, she really made me feel comfortable and made me feel more like a friend than a client!!!!”

– Maria Iraci

“I can’t say enough great things about Curley Law firm. We had a short period of time to work with and the team of Attorney Lucy Budman, Lynne and Debbie were incredibly knowledgeable and gave us the guidance we needed to help us make the right decisions in a recent elder law planning event. When I have to go through elder law for my own planning purposes I will will do doubt be using their services!”

– Robert Woltag

“To Whom This May Concern,
It my pleasure to recommend Attorney Patrick Curley for any of your elder law/estate planning issues. Mr. Curley assisted my family when my father needed nursing home care. As an attorney, I did not feel competent to handle this very specialized area of law. I was impressed with Mr. Curley’s dedication to serving the elderly community. He has many years of experience dealing solely with elderly law and estate planning issues, and is a certified elder law attorney. I knew he would be the right attorney to help my family navigate through the challenging Medicaid application process.”

“I was highly impressed with Mr. Curley’s presentation upon first meeting him. He drove to the nursing home to meet my family due to my father’s immobility. He was friendly, compassionate, and empathetic. He patiently listened to my family’s concerns and helped formed a plan to meet my family’s goals and expectations. He provided zealous representation throughout our time together at an affordable price. He not only compiled and submitted the Medicaid paperwork, but also worked with the nursing home during the period of transition from private pay to Medicaid benefits. After my father was approved, we determined that Mr. Curley saved our family over $100,000 in private pay nursing home costs.

Elder law and estate planning are complex areas of law. I was very impressed with the services that my family received from Mr. Curley. I will be sure to contact his office in the future if we ever encounter an elder law or estate planning issue again.

Best regards,”

– Bryan Weadick, Esq.

“We have been working with Patrick Curley and his staff this year concerning Mass Health/Elder Care Law/Estate Planning. Patrick is extremely knowledgeable but just as important he and his staff are responsive, thorough, and compassionate to the sensitivity of the issues at hand. I would not hesitate to recommend his firm as we are completely satisfied with the services provided.”

– Jeanne Mahoney

“My family and I HIGHLY recommend Patrick Curley, Esq. and his assistant, Debbie Tura, to any family in need of an attorney specializing in Elder Law. We wish to express our thanks and our appreciation for the time and attention devoted to our special case and at times, challenging family dynamics. We were prepared for the worst, but with Patrick’s expertise of how to navigate the jungle that is MassHealth in a highly professional manner, the outcome was quite different and one that I know my mother would be tremendously happy about.”

– The Beaupre Family.

“Thank you for getting us what we needed from MassHealth and drawing up the new trust for our family. The help provided by the 24/7 aid services my mother receives now, because of your work with mass health, has shown a marked improvement in both my mother and father’s quality of life.”

– Jim Quigley

“Family planning and navigating Mass Health can be very stressful. When my grandmother became ill we found the planning we thought was in order was done incorrectly by a lawyer that didn’t specialize in this field. Hiring Patrick was the best decision we made. Knowing we had someone working for the family that was knowledgeable and professional was an enormous stress relief during a very stressful time. I’ve recommended Patrick to others without hesitation.”

– Jason Alves

“I would highly recommend Curley Law Firm LLP for your estate planning needs. Attorney Patrick Curley helped both of my parents get on Mass Health Residential and he saved our home from a Mass Health lien.We will be forever grateful to Attorney Curley and his staff.”

– Pamela Hunt

“Attorney Budman was very helpful. She was easy to work with and helped me deal with my mother’s affairs. I would recommend them for estate planning and long term care planning.”

– Janice Glynn

“I highly recommend Patrick Curley and his team. They have been a pleasure to deal with and Patrick’s expertise in the complicated area of elder law and estate planning is extensive. 5 stars!”

– Dennis Doolin

“I was referred to Patrick Curley Law firm when my mom was diagnosed with a termnal illness and she needed assistance with high costs of home healthcare. I was so impressed with Patrick and his office staff. It was the best decision I made to contact Patrick Curley to get my mom on masshealth. He was so informative and kind with both my mom and myself. He even made home visits to my mom to thoroughly explain every action we were taking. He went above and beyond to achieve the best results for my moms well being. This is a long and stressful process and he was always available to answer questions and guide me through the process. I could not of achieved this without him. I would not hesitate to recommend the The Curley Law Firm. I am so pleased with his services.”

– Anonymous

“My parents contacted Patrick several years ago to start their estate planning. Since then Patrick has helped them obtain MassHealth and put their minds at ease. My Mother has dementia and has been a difficult road, Patrick and his team have been excellent navigating this challenge. We are so grateful to their help!”

– Diane

“My name is Al Perry. And my wife has dementia. I was referred to the Curley Law Firm. Patrick Curley was my advisor and through his diligent work, many of my problems with my wife’s dementia have been taken care of. She is now in the PACE Program and without Patrick’s help, none of this would have occurred. Throughout the whole process, he kept me informed and was able to meet all of the deadlines of MassHealth. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the efforts of the Curley Law Firm that were given to me and at the present time, my wife is doing much better. And I am able to have a little time to myself. I have to say that without the Curley Law Firm, none of this would have occurred. I thank them sincerely.”

“I highly recommend Attorney Patrick Curley and his office. We recently retained Patrick to help my mother apply for MassHealth benefits.
Patrick was able to accelerate MassHealth eligibility and avoid potential penalties. He helped us secure an early start date which maximized her benefits. In addition, he sought and won a modification to move the date back an additional 2 weeks when an unexpected medical charge was received for that earlier time frame.
My mother had some considerable, outstanding bills which we expected to pay out of pocket. However, Patrick secured short term benefits initially which allowed some funds to be set aside for a limited period. In our case, she was able to use these funds to address all her obligations. We were not even aware of this option so saw this as a major, unexpected victory.

After approval, Patrick completed his MassHealth service with a well written letter of instruction explaining what we needed to do going forward as well as what to expect with re-eligibility.

We went to Patrick because we had retained him previously for MassHealth assistance and Lucy Budman for estate planning for a close relative. We were very satisfied then as now, so I would recommend Curley Law Firm LLC for estate planning as well. Patrick, Lucy, Debbie and Lynne are a truly professional team and very patient helping families work through what can be stressful issues.

Finally, I cannot stress enough the value of having a legal professional like Patrick on your “Team” as a go-to resource. Situations can arise that require timely response. Having a certified elder law professional that is already familiar with your situation and is thus ready to act on your behalf is invaluable.”

– Anonymous

“My Mom and I had a very complicated case and were not at all sure how it would turn out. Well, we need not have worried. We could not have been in better hands than those of Patrick Curley, Lucy Budman and their staff. They were on top of things at all times, professional, reassuring, and absolutely comprehensive. We would recommend them to anyone seeking this type of legal counsel.”

– Ann

“I came to Patrick Curley through a recommendation. I am an only child and had my 93 year old Mother living with me for the past 15 years. I had to place her in a specialized assisted living facility due to dementia. Her affairs were in disarray and she was in no position to shed any light on them. I contacted Patrick, filled out a detailed questionnaire and met with him. He had reviewed all my info and we went over it again together. He explained some options that would be available and beneficial to us. He was very empathetic and provided me with some peace of mind immediately. I went back again with my husband and Patrick reviewed a couple of plans he had crafted for us to follow and we decided on a course of action.
From then on, he helped me every step of the way. He took care of everything. He often called the hospitals and the assisted living facility to clarify situations. I emailed him very often for counsel and updates. I always heard back from him immediately and he always helped me with whatever needed to be done. My Mother passed away 7 months after she left our home and he was even in contact with the funeral parlor on my behalf. I told Patrick then and I will say it again – there is no way I could have gotten through this stressful experience without his help. My only regret is that we should have seen him earlier.”

– Myra

“When my husband suddenly needed nursing home care, Patrick Curley helped me with asset protection and handled filling out and filing the forms for Mass Health. Patrick is very knowledgeable about Mass Health and is always aware of any changes in Mass Health laws. I believe most people think they have to “spend down” the money they may have saved for their retirement, but that is not always true. Patrick was able to protect my husband’s IRA so that I will be able to continue living the way my husband had planned. Some thought this couldn’t be done, but Patrick succeeded and my husband’s IRA was moved to my name. Patrick is an excellent lawyer and moves very quickly. He is confident in himself, and that helped me to feel everything would work out well, and it has. All of my questions were answered quickly and in a manner that I could understand. I am very thankful for his help and the help of his wonderful staff, Debbie, Lucy, and Lynne. I would highly recommend Patrick to anyone who needs help with nursing home plans for a loved one or estate planning. I always tell others I meet , in a similar situation as mine, about Patrick, and I hope they will reach out for his help. I’m glad I did.”

– Ruth

“My mother used Attorney Curley for estate planning and asset protection because we were no longer able to care for my father at home and had to put him in a nursing home. Attorney Curley and his staff were wonderful. They helped to protect assets for my mother and got everything in order for the nursing home. Attorney Curley and his Paralegal, Debbie, were extremely helpful and knowledgeable about elder law. They answered every question I had along the way in a manner that someone who isn’t in the legal field could easily understand. I highly recommend Attorney Curley to anyone needing an elder law attorney.”

– Anonymous

“I have recommended Patrick Curley and the Curley Law Firm to everyone that asks. I have used them for elder help for my aunt and my parents and thank God everyday that I found them. I did not know where to start and Patrick showed me exactly what I had to do. This made my job so much easier. In a very difficult time with difficult decisions to make my options were made clear to me with Patrick.”

– Maryanne

“Thank you very much for all that you did to help navigate and advise our parents over the past several years. We really have appreciated working with you and value your expertise, advice, and understanding. Working with you was very helpful to me and my brother, especially, since we had to make many decisions on behalf of, with, or for my mom and dad. We will stay in touch and reach out to you if we need any advice about my dad in the future.”

– Julie

“The Curley Law Firm was recommended to me by a woman with extensive knowledge and experience in the health care field, paricularly relating to elders. I had hired her as a consultant in order to assist our family sort thru a number of issues relating to the future care of my mother (age 100). During our meeting I asked her to recommend both a health care agency (for home care) and an elder law attorney for guidance with respect to my mother’s current and future legal and financial needs, Both the health care agency and the law firm (Curley) recommendations provided by the consultant have turned out to be gems.
Pat Curley has been particularly helpful in assisting me thru the not-so-easy process of obtaining a “reverse mortgage” so that my mother is financially able to remain in her home. I have subsequently met with Pat in order to think thru and plan for possible outcomes in my mother’s future. I would add, emphatically, that Pat conveys a sense of knowledge and self confidence.”

– Anonymous

“I have used Patrick on two seperate matters and will continue to utalize his services as he and his staff are down to earth, friendly people who use everyday language so all the information he is conveying is clearly understood by someone who is not in the legal field.”

– Anonymous

“Patrick and his Senior Paralegal, Debbie, have been very supportive and very compassionate in helping us deal with some very difficult decisions regarding the care and financial planning for my ill father. They respond immediately to our questions and concerns and sincerely care about their clients. Patrick is an expert in the field of Elder Law and his expertise has saved us from unnecessary court dealings and expenses. I would highly recommend their services.”

– Anonymous

“Our Family faced two aging and ill Parents. With Patricks guidence we made our way through medicaid preperations, funeral planning, setting up a trust account and selling of a property. Patrick was a God send. With his knowledge he strategicaly planned the road we followed . It would of been chaos at our most critcial and vulnerable time if we did not seek his assistance and waited for the last minute. I would definately recommend Patrick and plan on leaning on him again to plan my own and my wifes future so that our children will not have a heavy burden to bare when we reach that golden stage of our lives. It is definatley worth it and the peace of mind knowing all the right steps were made are priceless.”

– Anonymous

“Dear Patrick,
I want to thank you and everyone at Curley Law Firm for all your time, effort, support and help throughout the MassHealth process for my mother. It was a struggle but thanks to you and everyone at Curley, you got us through it and Mom got approved.

I am so grateful for your advice and support throughout this difficult time. You have been there since the beginning when my mother was in the hospital and helped with her transition to the long term care facility. Thanks to you, my mother was able to go right into long term care from the hospital.

Once in the long term care facility, your great effort and expertise got us through the MassHealth application process. I truly appreciated and very impressed in your handling of all the obstacles and difficulties that came along. It was reassuring knowing that you were always looking out for us.

Throughout this process, you, Debbie T., Debbie M., and Lynn have always been so easy to work with and I could always count on everyone with any issue that arose. It was very comforting and took a lot of pressure off of me and allowed me to focus on my mother.

I could not have gone through this process without all of you. And, especially, I would not have wanted to. It was such a pleasure to deal with each and every one of you at Curley Law Firm. I admire your expertise, experience and enjoyed dealing with each and every one of you.”

– Donna

“I’m writing to tell you how pleased I am with your firm’s handling of my sister’s estate planning.
Attorney Lucy Budman handled Claire’s case and was fantastic from start to finish. Both my sister and I were very comfortable working with her. She is down-to-earth, explained everything clearly so that we both fully understood the process, and arrived at our scheduled appointments on time. Lucy is well-versed in her field and represents your firm with professionalism and integrity.

I met with Lucy last Friday to pick up the executed documents. I was very pleased at the presentation! The important original documents are organized in a clearly marked folder. Then, a handsome Estate Planning Portfolio was given to me, designed to keep document copies, contact and guidance information, etc. at my finger tips. Very impressive!!!!!

I also communicated with Debbie in the beginning to get things started and later with Lynne to finalize the process. Both of these ladies were knowledgeable and quick to respond to my inquires.

My sister and I are so grateful for the personal and sincere service we received from The Curley Law Firm. You have a wonderful staff and I would definitely recommend your firm to others!!!!”

– Mary Mahoney and Claire Harney

“Our family faced two aging, ill parents. With Patrick’s guidance, we made our way through Medicaid preparations, funeral planning, setting up a trust … so we were able to put my father into an assisted living program. Patrick was a godsend.”

– Joe DiMaria

“Through the efforts and hard work of Patrick and his capable paralegal Deborah, they were successful in securing MassHealth for my wife, Joan, who suffers from Alzheimer’s. It is a burden lifted from our family to know that my wife will be provided medical assistance by MassHealth in the nursing home for the rest of her life.”

– Robert Glynn

“Attorney Curley and his team provided exactly the expertise we needed for my grandmother’s affairs during her health crisis …”

Karen Gately Herrick, Broker/Realtor/ABR/MBA, RE/MAX Heritage, LLC

“In working with clients, I have seen Patrick to be both smart and compassionate. He really cares about his clients. I’ve recommended Patrick to people I know and they have been very pleased with the results. …”

– Neil Collins, of Collins Financial Advisors

“Just a note of thanks for your help with [client] this year. It has made a difference in her life and I know she is grateful.”

“Just a note of thanks for your help with [client] this year. It has made a difference in her life and I know she is grateful.”

“We have been more than pleased with your help in this complex case.”

“I just wanted to extend a special ‘thank you’ for all your hard work with the sale of my mom’s condo. It has been very difficult for me navigating through all the paperwork and legalities surrounding my mother’s death. I was very close to her. But, dealing with nice people like you has made the process tolerable. Thank you!”

“Thank you for all your hard work over the years.”

“Thank you for all that you did for my Dad and for all the guidance and support you gave me during the years.”

“Thank you again for your help in resolving my claim against the [defendant]. As you could clearly see, I was over my head in trying to deal with this claim on my own. What I truly appreciate was your willingness to take a relatively minor claim seriously, with an understanding of how frustrating it is to feel cheated and jerked around. I’m glad you are out there in the legal community, and particularly glad you’re in elder law. I hope never to have to use your services for a similar situation, but look forward to working with you in the years to come. Thanks again.”

“Thanks so much for everything plus your patience!”

“Thank you for being such a nice gentleman.”

“Thank you for all you do.”

Upcoming Presentations

Free 2024 Elder Law Education Program Hosted By
Beverly Council on Aging
90 Colon Street
Beverly, MA

“Estate Plan Survival Kit – What you need to protect your family,
your assets, and your independence as you age”

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Free 2024 Elder Law Education Program Hosted By
Wakefield Council on Aging
30 Converse Street
Wakefield, MA

“Protecting you, your loved ones, and your nest egg
when facing an Alzheimer’s / Dementia Diagnosis”

Monday, June 3, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. [Daytime Session]


Monday, June 17, 2024 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. [Evening Session]

Free 2024 Elder Law Education Program Hosted By
Rockport Council on Aging
58 Broadway
Rockport, MA

“Estate Plan Survival Kit – What you need to protect your family,
your assets, and your independence as you age”

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

The Gables at Winchester

“Expert Guidance: Your Plan to Peace of Mind”

Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 11:00 A.M.

Memberships and Honors

NELF | National Elder Law Foundation | Certified Elder Law Attorney
NAELA | National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.
Rated By Super Lawyers | Patrick G. Curley | 10 Years
Wealth Counsel | Practice Excellence | Member
Your Success. Our Commitment | Elder Counsel | Excellence in Elder Law and Special Needs | Member
Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Elder Law