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Aging in Maine

Elder Law

Elder Law

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Don’t let a family feud turn into a legal feud

The drama, the cost, the lost time, the broken relationships – there are so many ways that family feuds and estate planning during end-of-life care for a parent and inheritance can have serious repercussions when these problems reach the status of a legal filing and court case. You can take steps moving beyond the possibility …

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Who Gets the Family Farm?

What is Farm Succession Planning? Suppose that mother and dad have run the family farm for a long time. Now, though, they’re getting on in years and they’re considering moving into a smaller place. One of the daughters and her husband help run the farm, but the rest of the siblings have moved away and …

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Medicaid Crisis Planning Maine

When is Medicaid Crisis Planning Appropriate?

Medicaid is a joint federal and state program available to individuals who meet certain asset requirements that help them pay for long-term care (LTC) costs. Long-term care often creates devastating financial impacts on Americans, particularly the elderly, and for those family members who lose hours of income (and more) while providing care for their loved …

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What Can an Elder Law Attorney Do for You?

I bet you’re wondering, what Can an Elder Law Attorney Do for You? The senior citizen population of the United States is increasing rapidly as the baby boomer generation ages, and the influx of international migration continues. Although the US average life expectancy has seen a slight three-year decline, many Americans, men, and women live …

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Passing on Family Values as Part of an Inheritance

Successfully addressing and legally formalizing inheritance of family values and assets can be challenging, especially if parents wait too long to begin instilling family values. Undoubtedly the best time to teach and empower your children as eventual inheritors of your family legacy is during childhood, then continuing throughout adulthood. Waiting until your later stages in …

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