Aging in Maine

Elder Law

Elder Law

Claiming guardianship of an elderly parent

Claiming guardianship of an elderly parent

More often than not, guardianship congers images of a minor child in the care of a designated adult family member or friend. However, you can employ the process to obtain legal rights over elderly or aging adults, usually, parents, who are losing their physical and mental health capacities. While the process is similar, there are …

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Discussing your parent’s financial future

Discussing your parent’s financial future

Financial experts agree that waiting to talk finance with your aging parent, who may already be in cognitive decline, is a mistake. It will take time to gather all the information you need for a complete financial assessment of their aging needs. Asking these questions while your parents are younger, even still working, is the …

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family feud estate plan

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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family farm

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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