Areas of Practice

Estate Planning & Elder Law

Estate Planning is a comprehensive effort to examine the assets owned by an individual or a married couple and develop a plan to coordinate the distribution of property and assets upon death, minimize the expenses of probate, eliminate or reduce state tax liability and insulate your family’s inheritance from creditors.

Elder Law is a field of law that describes an area of legal practice that places an emphasis on those issues that affect the growing aging population.

Thomas F. Williams & Associates, P.C. is committed to providing quality, personalized services to our clients in the areas of estate planning and elder law. There are numerous documents that should be created as you and your family members’ age. The interaction of these documents with the probate laws, estate tax laws and income tax laws is critical in preparing a successful estate planning.

A Typical Estate Plan Consists of:

  • Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Healthcare Proxies
  • Revocable Trusts
  • Life Estates

Thomas F. Williams & Associates, P.C. helps seniors and their families deal with the legal issues we face as we age. The elder law, estate planning, Medicaid and probate attorneys of our firm provide legal assistance with Medicaid planning for long-term nursing home care, wills and trusts, and asset protection.

For more information in this area of practice, please call us at 617-847-4200 or contact us via email to set-up a free consultation.

Real Estate Law

Buying or selling a home is one of the largest financial decisions that you will ever make in your lifetime. Thomas F. Williams & Associates, P.C. has extensive experience representing both individuals and developers in the purchase and sale of homes, commercial property, condominiums and land. Our firm has closed on over 40,000 real estate transactions including hundreds of Reverse Mortgages.

Our Representation Includes the Following Services:

  • Review Offers to Purchase
  • Prepare and Negotiate Purchase and Sales Agreements
  • Identifying and Resolving Title Issues
  • Representation at Real Estate Closing
  • Representation at Refinance Closing
  • Representation at Reverse Mortgage Closing
  • Issuing Title Insurance
  • Recommending Financing Options
  • Short Sale Negotiation
  • Condominium conversion
  • Drafting Commercial Leases

Our staff of real estate attorneys and paralegals will keep you informed and your interests protected throughout the process. We will communicate with the lenders, real estate brokers and all parties involved in a real estate conveyance. At closing, our Attorneys will review and explain the closing documents and be there to answer any questions you may have.

Whether you are a first time home buyer or an experienced home purchaser, Thomas F. Williams & Associates, P.C. will work with you and for you to ensure that your closing is a positive experience.

For more information in this area of practice, please call us at 617-847-4200 or contact us via email to set-up a free consultation.

Family Law

Divorce means different things to different people. For some people, a divorce is a highly emotional process that comes unexpectedly. For others, the process of getting a divorce is a necessary legal step that must be taken to move on with their lives. One thing is for sure: your life is about to change.

Our divorce attorney, Diane M. Shields, and her team can help you through this difficult time.

At the law offices of Thomas F. Williams & Associates, P.C., our attorneys have been advocating and protecting individuals and families across eastern Massachusetts through their divorce actions since 1972. With more than four decades of experience, we understand the concerns of local families.

Our Divorce Attorneys are ready to help you understand what your rights are and aggressively pursue the protection of those rights. Contact us today to learn more about our services and experience during a free initial consultation.

There are a number of ways to resolve family law concerns. As your lawyers, our job is to aggressively protect your rights and pursue your best interests.

Our Team of Attorneys has Extensive Experience to Handle a Wide Range of Family Law Concerns, Including:

  • Divorce
  • Alimony
  • Post-Divorce Modifications and Contempt Actions
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Dividing Property and Assets
  • Paternity Actions
  • Child Adoption
  • Restraining Orders
  • Prenuptial Agreements

When your future is uncertain, you want a lawyer who will do everything he or she can to protect your rights and help you get a fresh start. If you are going through a divorce, the right representation can make all the difference. You need an attorney who will fight for your rights and always keep your best interests at his or her top priority.

People come to us in their greatest time of need. We understand that nobody ever expects to go through a divorce. When crisis situations occur in your life, you do not need to go through them alone. We will be there to advise you every step of the way until the successful resolution of your case and you find peace of mind again in your life.

We are experienced in all areas of family law. Our family law attorney, Diane M. Shields, will personally and aggressively assist you through your divorce, including issues with child support, child custody, visitation, asset division and alimony. She will also represent you if you are struggling with a material change in your circumstances after your divorce and need relief from the court through a modification of your divorce.

For more information in this area of practice, please call us at 617-847-4200 or contact us via email to set-up a free consultation.

Criminal Law

Our firm is prepared to defend individuals arrested and charged with criminal offenses. Specifically, we handle all types of criminal cases including minor infractions and misdemeanors to the most serious of felonies.

For more information in this area of practice, please call 617-847-4200 or contact us via email to set-up a free consultation.

Landlord & Tenant Law

Our office has more than 40 years’ experience in performing evictions for landlords as well as assisting in the drafting of leases and Purchase and Sales agreements. If you are a landlord, or would like to be one, it is critical that you establish a relationship with a law firm that has experience in these matters. Let us assist you.

For more information in this area of practice, please call 617-847-4200 or contact us via email to set-up a free consultation.

Personal Injury

When you or someone you know is injured due to another’s negligence, the injured party should contact his/her attorney as soon as possible. Most personal injury cases require prompt investigation to ensure that valuable information does not become lost or unattainable. Our attorneys can guide you through this complicated process, gather the necessary evidence to help your case, help you deal with insurance companies and represent you in court.

For more information in this area of practice, please call 617-847-4200 or contact us via email to set-up a free consultation.