Creditors and Probate

Creditors and Probate

Personal representatives, beware. Do not distribute assets to beneficiaries before the balance of the estate’s taxes and all outstanding debts are completely paid or dismissed by the probate court.

Talking to Your Parents About Estate Planning

For most of us, estate planning is one of the most challenging topics to discuss with our parents. Even broaching the subject can seem daunting. Despite the challenging nature of this subject, it is one of the most important conversations we can have with our parents.

Five estate planning mistakes

Five estate planning mistakes

Reviewing your estate planning documents with your attorney will ensure that your desired changes will address your new need without negatively impacting your overall intentions. Call us today at 207-236-4888 to discuss your estate planning goals.

Reducing the risk of probate litigation

Reducing the risk of probate litigation

Reducing the risk of probate litigation Jesse Bifulco, Attorney, Camden Maine Many family circumstances can increase the risk of probate litigation. Still, there are two fundamental reasons: families disagree with how to handle a mentally incapacitated family member...
Estate planning considerations for vacation homes

Estate planning considerations for vacation homes

Estate planning considerations for vacation homes Jesse Bifulco, Attorney, Camden Maine Many families enjoy spending time in their family vacation home. Sharing time and creating memories is the hallmark of such properties, and often there is a desire to preserve the...
Your Aging Parent and How to Prepare for Their Care

Your Aging Parent and How to Prepare for Their Care

Whether you need basic information about eldercare resources and services, are looking for a local agency to provide those services, or have worries about legal documents or how to finance your parents’ care needs now or in the future, the time to begin planning is today.

Estate Planning Lesson

Estate Planning Lesson

The moral of the story? If King wanted to change his 2015 estate plan, he should have consulted an attorney. He never should have created a document that was open to such serious challenge, especially given the number of marriages and children involved, at a time when his health was frail.

Petcare Power of Attorney

Petcare Power of Attorney

The LifeCounsel® Petcare Power of Attorney™ is a Maine power of attorney form specifically limited and adapted to cover any animals you may own. It’s available for free download. Download it, print it, fill out a few details, and sign it before a notary. Then if you are away, or have an unexpected absence from home, you have already given someone the authority to retrieve your pets, feed them, and get them vet care if needed.

How Labor Made Our Country Better, and How the Better Stuck

How Labor Made Our Country Better, and How the Better Stuck

Thanks to all those who labor… It’s time to reinstate the honor and dignity of labor in our national consciousness. What Does Labor Day Mean for Your Family? It’s time to reinstate the honor and dignity of labor in our national consciousness. I am proud that my...
Four Reasons Your Will May Be Contested in Court

Four Reasons Your Will May Be Contested in Court

Considering the time and expense, will contests are something you’ll want to avoid at all costs. Not only would it jeopardize your final wishes but it also causes unnecessary and painful conflict among your loved ones during an already emotionally trying time.

How to Probate a Will in Maine

How to Probate a Will in Maine

Probate checklist, with forms and online filing instructions. Avoid being liable for the debts of the estate when you Probate a will in Maine. Probate lawyer explains some of the tips and traps for the unwary.

Changes in Retirement Planning Trends

Changes in Retirement Planning Trends

In France, proposals to raise the retirement age are met with street protests. Yet around the world, the retirement age is creeping up; in the United States, it is moving up from 65 to 67.

The Baby Boomer Generation in the 2020s

The Baby Boomer Generation in the 2020s

The guiding forces behind baby boomer life in the 2020s are high expectations during a much longer retirement, more investment choices but less investment safety, and rising interest rates.