Elder Law Blog

Please note these resources are an archive for informational purposes, and shouldn’t be relied on as legal advice. 

Basic Considerations for Your Last Will and Testament

By Mia Poliquin Pross, Esq. The last will and testament is an important part of a comprehensive estate plan. A basic estate plan should include at least three documents: a durable financial power of attorney, a health care power of attorney, and a last will and...

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What is a Transfer on Death Deed?

When Maine’s new Probate Code went into effect in the Fall of 2019, so too did the new statutory provisions allowing Transfer on Death Deeds (TODDs) in Maine.  These deeds convey real estate and are executed and filed with the county registry like normal deeds, but...

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How can I protect my home?

By Kathleen Kienitz, Esq. CELA A recurrent question in the context of estate planning, is what can I do to protect my home? To get to the answer, it is necessary to first ask: protect it from what? More often than not, the answer to the second question is usually...

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Death with Dignity Act Becomes Law in Maine

By Kathleen Kienitz, Esq., Certified Elder Law Attorney Recently, the Death with Dignity Act was signed into law in Maine. Maine is the ninth state to have enacted such a law. There is a lot of confusion about what this law allows and doesn’t allow. Although the law...

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