New Article: Beware the Joint Account

Read a new article by Attorney Mia Poliquin Pross about the risks of joint accounts, originally published April 2019 in the Lewiston Sun Journal:

As people age, they often decide to make one of their adult children a joint owner of their bank account . . . doing this can have unintended consequences.

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Seniors! Read This Before Gifting a House!

Read a guest blog post by Attorney Mia Poliquin Pross, Esq. at Maine Source Homes & Realty about the gifting of homes:

… unless one has enough money to privately pay for residential or nursing home care for at least five years after making such a gift, the results can be disastrous.

Read more here.

Continuing Education Seminar: Estate Planning – Dec 18

Ms. Kienitz will be a speaker and presenter at the upcoming continuing education seminar put on by NBI, Inc.: “Estate Planning and Administration: The Complete Guide.” This two day seminar is geared towards lawyers, financial planners and accountants, and is being held on December 18, 2017 at the Courtyard Portland, Downtown/Waterfront (321 Commercial Street, Portland, ME)

For more information and to register, click here.

Save the Date: Aging Well Living Well event

Elder Law Offices of Kathleen Kienitz will have a booth at the upcoming Aging Well Living Well event at Sunday River in October 2017 , sponsored by Seniors Plus. They will be handing out a lot of valuable  information relevant to elder law and estate planning as well as other goodies. Stay tuned for more details as the date approached.

For more information about Seniors Plus: http://www.seniorsplus.org