“There is a lot of confusion about the workings of wills and the probate process. A common misconception is that if you have a will, your estate won’t have to be probated, when in fact, a will is the legal instrument to guide the probate process.”
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“The prospect of planning for long term care has become increasingly difficult for the majority of Americans who fall into the middle class . . . women face a unique set of problems in this arena.”
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Kathleen was awarded the Champion of Justice Award for 2014 by Legal Services for the Elderly at the Maine State Bar Association’s annual meeting on January 31, 2014. The plaque she received stated that she was recognized “for her ongoing commitment to provide pro bono services to seniors in Maine. Without the pro bono services provided by Kathleen Kienitz, many more of Maine’s most vulnerable elderly would go without legal representation.”
Thompson Reuters Business selects Attorney Kathleen Kienitz as a 2013 Super Lawyer.
“Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.”
The Aging Well Living Well Expo at Sunday River was a great success. There were ongoing seminars throughout the day, and we were among lots of venders where attendees could get valuable information and lots of goodies.
Here’s our table where we had lots of handouts, including a do-it-yourself Maine Advance Directives form. We also gave away (my favorite) pens and lots of chocolate.
It was great getting to know some of the other people and businesses that serve seniors in Maine.
We presented a seminar on the documents that a caregiver should have for a family member who is facing incapacity and how guardianship and conservatorship proceedings work when advance planning wasn’t possible. But, there were plenty of fun sessions too, like this Zumba class.
A highlight of the day was a Chondola ride after lunch up to the summit at Sunday River. It almost makes me want to learn to ski.
Elder Law Offices of Kathleen Kienitz will be hosting a booth at this year’s Aging Well Living Well Expo at Sunday River. Kathleen Kienitz will also be lecturing on the topic of planning for incapacity.
The seminar will be geared toward:
- Insurance professionals
- Nursing home administrators
The subject matter to be covered:
Do you have the most current information relating to the impact of the new MaineCare changes? Are you confident in your ability to advise your clients due to these developments? Join us at this seminar to not just learn what changes have been made, but also gain insight into how they will affect your clients. Get yourself up-to-speed – enroll today!
- Help clients make smart financial planning decisions with a solid understanding of the new framework.
- Avoid precedence conflicts by analyzing the federal reforms versus MaineCare policies.
- Review the possible financial outcomes and get tips for helping with planning decisions in light of the MaineCare changes.
- Guide clients through the MaineCare qualification process by knowing what’s involved.
- Translate the recent MaineCare reforms into the day-to-day practice skills you’ll need to advise your clients.
Date: March 24, 2001
Place: Fireside Inn, Portland
Sponsored by: National Business Institute
More info at: NBI seminar website