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The coronavirus pandemic has created the scramble to set up wills and end-of-life-directives.
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.
Penbay Estate Planning is Open During COVID-19.
We are living in confusing and scary times. The senior population has been identified as the most at-risk demographic for COVID-19.
Although it can be useful to have another party available to keep track of bills when you’re sick or away, adding a child’s name to a bank account may be more of a hassle than it’s worth.
Federal retirees can protect their Thrift Savings Plan for their surviving spouse…
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.
Alzheimer’s is also one of the most expensive diseases to treat and often results in financial strain on families trying to find and pay for the best care.
A living will lays out your preferences for life-sustaining medical treatment.
Blended families highlight the need for careful estate planning to make sure the needs of each spouse are met, as well as the needs of each parents’ children.
Tips on how to talk about your inheritance, and what to plan for…
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that causes a progression of symptoms.
Concerns about your memory or that of a loved one should never be ignored.
The Challenges of Caregiving for a Spouse Jesse Bifulco, Attorney, Camden MaineCaring for a seriously ill spouse can trigger relationship challenges. In the process of change, you can lose your best friend, your love, and your future as you both had imagined it....
A good plan avoids unnecessary loss of assets, and prevents unnecessary family conflict. An estate planning attorney can help.
The impact of the SECURE Act to some retirees, near-retirees, and their future beneficiaries is profound, and it is imperative to schedule a review of your retirement, estate, and trust plans.
Americans are facing an escalating long-term care (LTC) crisis.
Relocating to Maine? Time to review your will, and estate plan
It is essential to bring up a parent’s aging expectations and set goals together even though initial discussions may be uncomfortable.