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Estate Planning INSIGHTS

Disclaimer: These estate planning blog posts are for general information only. Reading these articles does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Before acting on any of the information presented in this website, you should consult a competent attorney who is licensed to practice law in your community.

What a Will Can and Cannot Do for You

What a Will Can and Cannot Do for You

A will is a legally binding directive stating who will receive your property upon your death and is an important part of a comprehensive estate plan.

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.

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.

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