Practice Areas

Serving Barnstable County & Surrounding Areas

Estate Planning

Whether you need a simple will-based estate plan, or a more complex trust-based estate plan, Attorney Barnes can prepare your documents. Even the simplest of estate plans should include a Health Care Proxy and a Durable Power of Attorney, whereby you designate agents to make medical decisions and manage your finances should you become incapacitated.

Trust & Estate Administration

Attorney Barnes administers a wide range of estates, from simple probate petitions to administering complex trusts and preparing estate tax returns.

Guardianship & Conservatorship

A Guardianship petition (for medical decision making) or Conservatorship petition (for management of individually owned assets) may need to be filed with the probate and family court when an individual lacks capacity and has not signed a Health Care Proxy or Durable Power of Attorney. If you find that a loved one needs a Guardian or Conservator appointed, Attorney Barnes can represent you.

Probate Litigation

If you find yourself in the middle of a dispute regarding the administration of an estate, such as a will contest, objection to an account, or a breach of fiduciary duty, Attorney Barnes can skillfully represent you.