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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...

Ten Things You Should Know About How to Make a Will

Ten Things You Should Know About How to Make a Will

Ten Things You Should Know About How to Make Your Will Most people want to know what the top ten things you should know about how to make your will so they can plan their estate. For instance, what are your spouses rights? Can you amend your will? Do you need...

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.

Don’t Risk it: Protect Your Finances From Coronavirus Complications

Don’t Risk it: Protect Your Finances From Coronavirus Complications

As the coronavirus continues to expand across the country, thousands of Americans are unable to carry out normal financial responsibilities because they are too ill, or they are stuck abroad and unable to travel home, or from a lack of resources due to being isolated at home.

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.

COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 UPDATE

Penbay Estate Planning is Open During COVID-19.

The Impact of Coronavirus on Seniors

The Impact of Coronavirus on Seniors

We are living in confusing and scary times. The senior population has been identified as the most at-risk demographic for COVID-19.

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.