Melissa Balestra, Paralegal

Melissa Balestra is a Paralegal with Mills Elder Law. Missy assists in all client matters and is a key point of contact for many of our clients.

Missy grew up in a beauty shop with her grandmother. Many of her grandmother’s customers would often say that Missy had an “old soul”. At the age of eight, she enjoyed hearing the stories of how it was ‘back in the day’.

In one of her first Estate Administration/Probate matters, Missy remembers how she was impacted at the loss her client experienced. Ever since then she makes a point of it to send cards to help lift their spirits. Everyone at some point in their life is going to lose someone close to them. When that time comes, it is devastating to the loved ones left behind. Often, the question then arises, “What is next?” and that can be daunting. Missy enjoys being that person who assures them she will be there one hundred percent along the way to help with the ‘what’s next’. Being there for clients through such a hard process gives her great satisfaction. It is there that I had found my calling – assisting others in their time of need whether it be estate administration or applying for Medicaid.

There are too many people in this world who have no family, no trusted friends or advisors. Some people never get married, some never have kids. They have watched everyone in their family pass on. No matter what your situation, Missy is there for you every step of the way.