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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!

Who Should Make Financial Decisions for You?

Who should you trust to Make Financial Decisions for You and manage your financial well-being when you are no longer able to do so? A power of attorney (POA), otherwise known as an agent to your principal, has the legal authority to represent and make decisions on your behalf. What characteristics should you look for […]

Amending estate plans for widows and widowers

The death of a spouse is a challenging life experience emotionally, spiritually, and often financially. It is common for one spouse to handle family tax and estate plans, and a widow(er) may be looking at a complex financial situation with more questions than answers. It is a mistake to think that a complete estate plan […]

Estate Planning documents

Spring cleaning isn’t just for housekeeping, it’s also an excellent time to review your important Estate Planning documents like your Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney. How long has it been since you’ve updated your estate planning documents? Do they still reflect your wishes? Here are 5 common reasons to make updates to your Estate […]

A Will Does Much More than Transfer Your Assets

Care.com’s annual estate planning survey for 2019 found that 57% of U.S. adults do not have a Last Will & Testament (a “Will”). The survey found that participants were more likely or less likely to have a Will depending on issues such as age, race, and education. For example, when broken down generationally, 66% of people aged […]

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

In March of 1987, the Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month began, calling upon all Americans to provide the opportunities and encouragement necessary for people with developmental disabilities to reach their potential. Since then, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) holds a campaign each March to communicate the importance of inclusion and story sharing […]

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