About Us – Our Philosophy
About Us – I am Michael J. Hurley, Esq., the founding attorney of Greater Boston Attorneys – Law Offices of Michael J. Hurley. After years of experience handling 1,000’s of cases at a big, cold, impersonal, firm, I decided to open a law firm that caters to regular people and families throughout the Greater Boston area.
Our Philosophy – While we decided to offer affordable estate planning services to ‘regular Massachusetts residents, that doesn’t mean we don’t offer sophisticated estate planning solutions to professionals, business owners, and those who have accumulated real estate and other wealth needing estate planning, protection, and succession planning.
We are skilled and efficient in our approach to estate planning; therefore, we CAN OFFER unrivaled legal expertise while doing so with affordable fees that most residents of Massachusetts will appreciate.
Moreover, we desire to create lifelong, personal relationships with each of our clients. We want to be there to help you with your legal needs in each phase and season of your life.
With offices in Boston (1 block from North Station & TD Garden) and North Andover , we are easily accessible to individuals, couples and businesses from the Boston shoreline to residents living further inland in the suburbs, cities and towns of Suffolk, Middlesex, Essex Counties, North Shore and all of Massachusetts.
Many people wait until a health crisis occurs before they call an estate planning attorney. Often that entails a meeting in a hospital room or nursing home. That’s OKAY. We all have busy lives. It is better to address your estate planning late than surrendering to where to willingly agree to the “State of Massachusetts DEFAULT Estate Plan.”
What Happens if I Don’t Have a Will or Trust?
By Default, you CHOOSE the “State of Massachusetts DEFAULT Estate Plan.” That’s right! If you have NO Will, Trust or Estate Plan, the State of Massachusetts can take over as the “decider” of who gets what. State government bureaucrats –complete strangers– can decide the fate of your stuff, even the guardianship of minor children, because you failed to specify those desires in a legal document. That’s why it’s better late, then not at all.
- Wills, Simple Wills, Living Wills
- Will Contests — When your rightful inheritance is in jeopardy.
- Living Trusts, Revocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts
- Supplemental Needs Trusts, Life Insurance Trusts
- Trust Contests — Would-be beneficiaries being wrongfully disinherited from estate.
- Probate, Probate Administration
- Probate Contests — You can contest a Will during or after probate.
- Powers of Attorney | Durable Power of Attorney