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.
For more articles, visit our resources page.
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.
We are pleased to announce a new website update and helpful tool for those seeking answers to common questions about elder law, and how to begin work with an elder law attorney:
Elder Law Offices of Kathleen Kienitz featured in the Best of L/A 2019 Profile Series featuring the best business of Lewiston/Auburn, Maine
THE ELDER LAW OFFICES OF KATHLEEN KIENITZ, PA provides affordable, caring and effective legal services in estate planning and elder law, and estate and trust administration. Attorneys Kathleen Kienitz and Mia Poliquin Pross foster long-term relationships with their clients. Kathleen is one of only four elder law attorneys in the state of Maine certified under American Bar Association standards by the National Elder Law Foundation … read more read more.
We are proud of our historic building on Main Street in Lewiston. If you pass by, take note of the beautiful new front porch built by Bob Turgeon Construction this summer.
Attorney Kathleen Kienitz conducted a do-it-yourself advanced directives session at the Andy Valley Senior Expo which was held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn in June. She also conducted a session at the Auburn Parks and Recreation Facility on financial abuse and scams.
Kathleen Kienitz is pleased to announce that Mia Poliquin Pross, Esq. has joined the firm as associate attorney. She has years of experience in finance, health insurance, social policy, and advocacy on behalf of health care consumers. She earned a Juris Doctor in 2004 from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Read more about Attorney Poliquin Pross here.
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.
Attorney Kienitz was quoted in a recent article in the NAELA News magazine, a publication of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. The article discusses possible changes to the MaineCare rules which would negatively impact seniors and NAELA’s advocacy.
Read the full article here
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