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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.

Cryptocurrency in Estate Planning

Cryptocurrency in Estate Planning

For estate planning, there are three key elements for handling cryptocurrency. Read more to learn about Cryptocurrency in Estate Planning.

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.

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.

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