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Posting regularly to our Maine Elder Law Blog you can learn about topics including Medicare, Wellness, Caregiving, Memory Care, Finances, Long-Term Care Planning, and much more!

probate proceedings

Most estate planning attorneys will help you craft an estate plan that minimizes or avoids probate altogether. Probate proceedings are part of the public record and can be very time-consuming and expensive. However, in nearly every case, some probate is necessary, so it is important to understand how to navigate the process. Probate proceedings seek to validate […]

Financial Oversight for a Loved One

While banking and bill-paying can become more challenging with age, incapacitation by accident or sudden illness can strike anyone and at any age, creating the same challenges. Incapacity is not just about mental cognition, accident, or illness. You may have a loved one who cannot drive themselves to the bank or has a distinct visual […]

Undue Influence

When people, or family members, become quite elderly or ill, they also become susceptible to manipulation from those who will defraud or steal. Targeted attacks on vulnerable older people to exert what attorneys deem “undue influence” constitutes elder abuse. It disrupts the older persons’ impulse to provide for loved ones and instead leaves assets to […]

If someone has chosen you to be the executor, or personal representative, of their estate, they felt that you would be a trustworthy person to carry out the tasks associated with handling their assets and affairs after their death. Even though the decedent nominated you to be their executor, you will still need to be […]

Guardianship of your Elderly Parent

Often an aging parent will lose their ability to think clearly to make informed and meaningful decisions regarding their life. This growing inability may occur due to Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia, mental illness, stroke, brain injury, or other severe health or disability conditions. In the absence of your parent preparing for their elder […]

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Current Maine Elder Law & Estate Planning Articles

Posting regularly to our Maine Elder Law Blog you can learn about topics including Medicare, Wellness, Caregiving, Memory Care, Finances, Long-Term Care Planning, and much more!

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probate proceedings

Most estate planning attorneys will help you craft an estate plan that minimizes or avoids probate altogether. Probate proceedings are part of the public record and can be very time-consuming and expensive. However, in nearly every case, some probate is necessary, so it is important to understand how to navigate the process. Probate proceedings seek to validate […]

Financial Oversight for a Loved One

While banking and bill-paying can become more challenging with age, incapacitation by accident or sudden illness can strike anyone and at any age, creating the same challenges. Incapacity is not just about mental cognition, accident, or illness. You may have a loved one who cannot drive themselves to the bank or has a distinct visual […]

Undue Influence

When people, or family members, become quite elderly or ill, they also become susceptible to manipulation from those who will defraud or steal. Targeted attacks on vulnerable older people to exert what attorneys deem “undue influence” constitutes elder abuse. It disrupts the older persons’ impulse to provide for loved ones and instead leaves assets to […]

If someone has chosen you to be the executor, or personal representative, of their estate, they felt that you would be a trustworthy person to carry out the tasks associated with handling their assets and affairs after their death. Even though the decedent nominated you to be their executor, you will still need to be […]

Guardianship of your Elderly Parent

Often an aging parent will lose their ability to think clearly to make informed and meaningful decisions regarding their life. This growing inability may occur due to Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia, mental illness, stroke, brain injury, or other severe health or disability conditions. In the absence of your parent preparing for their elder […]

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