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Paula A Smith Esq.
Paula Smith is passionate about working with the elderly. With over two decades of experience practicing elder law and with a supportive, caring nature, no attorney in the Worcester region is better suited to represent Massachusetts’ seniors.
Paula Smith is an accomplished law professional who still treats her clients as if they were family. This is because she understands that planning for a time when you may be incapacitated or planning for death can be especially stressful and difficult. She believes that while elder law issues can be complicated, treating elder law clients with respect and compassion is simple. In Paula Smith’s view, emotional considerations are every bit as important as practical matters when estate planning.
Paula Smith earned her B.S. in Human Services, summa cum laude, and J.D. from State University of New York at Buffalo. Paula Smith continued her education at Boston University where she received a Master of Laws in Taxation (LL.M.).
As a partner at the Worcester law firm of Lian, Zarrow, Eynon and Shea, Paula Smith distinguished herself by practicing outstanding estate planning and elder law for thirteen years before creating her own elder law firm in 2005.
Paula Smith is a proud member of the following:
- National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
- The Massachusetts Chapter of NAELA
- Elder Counsel
- The Academy of VA Pension Planners
- The American Bar Association
- The Massachusetts Bar Association
Paula Smith is also extremely involved in the area of VA benefits, studying VA benefit law for the past three years, attending national conferences on VA matters and presenting at Suffolk Law School for VA Aid.
In addition to her extensive background in the field of elder law, Ms. Smith is also intricately involved in the community issues that affect her senior clients the most.
She serves the elderly by:
- Volunteering at the legal clinic at the Shrewsbury Senior Center for the past twenty years, donating her time to assist those who need legal representation but do not have the means to retain an attorney.
- Serving on previous boards of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
- Acting as previous co-chair of the Elder Law Committee of the Massachusetts Bar Association.
Paula Smith cares deeply about her elderly clients and their families. Her years of dedication to the field of elder law and her countless satisfied clients demonstrate that personal commitment.
With two decades of experience practicing elder law in Worcester, Massachusetts, Paula Smith has a deep understanding of all facets of elder law. Specifically, Ms. Smith focuses her elder law practice on:
Preservation and Transfer of Assets
Long term Care planning
Administration of Estates
Going the Extra Mile
Paula Smith considers it an honor to work with the elderly. As an experienced Elder Law Attorney, she not only brings years of practical know-how to each and every case, but she also provides extraordinary attention to the emotional concerns of her clients at this stage in their lives. By rejecting the myths surrounding the competence of the elderly and instead embracing the wisdom that comes with age, Paula Smith's advice is more comprehensive and respectful, resulting in informed clients who get the best counsel possible.
Especially for Family Members
Paula Smith understands the aging process and how physical and mental deterioration can affect the entire family. By having an elder long-term care plan in place now, much of the burden and stress on loved ones can be prevented.
Assistance to family members includes:
Home Care Programs
Financing of Long-Term Care
Medicaid and VA Planning
Growing older and planning for death can be difficult for anyone. That's why having a solid plan in place before emotional factors impact the family is so important. Worcester Elder Law Attorney Paula Smith works passionately for her elder clients and the loved ones who want the best for them.
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