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Financial Powers of Attorney

What is a Financial Power of Attorney? In a financial power of attorney, you (the principal) appoint an agent who is authorized to make decisions regarding your finances and property. This legal document states the circumstances when your agent can a… Read More
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COVID-19 Update

Our entire team has now returned to the office, and we are available to meet with clients who prefer in-person meetings. Here are the cautions we are observing as we endeavor to keep our clients and ourselves safe and healthy. We truly appreciate you… Read More
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True Link Cards Provide Independence and Flexibility to Individuals with Disabilities

The Special Needs Alliance has posted two installments of The Voice this month, both written by California member Stephen Dale, Esq. In his articles, Steve examines the use of a customizable Visa card designed for individuals with disabilities. He di… Read More
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Maggie Ranger has arrived!

Margaret “Maggie” Jean Ranger has arrived. She is the daughter of Josh and Sarah Ranger. She was born on May 16. Maggie is beautiful and brilliant, and we are so very happy to welcome her to the world! We are thrilled to have Sarah back in the of… Read More
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Breaking News: Remote Notarization and Witnessing Valid in Maine During COVID-19 Emergency

Maine Governor Janet Mills issued an Executive Order on April 8 authorizing remote notarization and witnessing of legal documents like Last Wills and Testaments, Financial Powers of Attorney, and Advance Health Care Directives. We will continue to of… Read More
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COVID-19 Update

Despite the outbreak of COVID-19, we are working and ready to help you and your loved ones. Although we are not meeting with clients in our Bangor office, we remain accessible to you and will continue to work with our clients and our referral sources… Read More
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ABLE Accounts: Resources and Developments, Including a Special Opportunity for Mainers

The ABLE account was passed by Congress in December of 2014, and it has evolved over the handful of years since then through changes in the law and the adoption of regulations expanding the understanding of, and uses for, ABLE accounts. One recent pi… Read More
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ABLE Accounts: Housing and ISM

The ABLE account is a relatively new planning tool that offers an individual with eligible disabilities a tax-free savings option that does not interfere with their eligibility for means-tested government benefits. As discussed in the first article i… Read More
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ABLE Accounts: The Basics

The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act) was passed by Congress in December of 2014, authorizing the states to establish programs with special financial accounts for individuals with disabilities. The ABLE law refers to these individuals… Read More
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Fifteen Myths Regarding Medicaid Nursing Home Benefits in Maine Myth 14 and 15

This series highlights the eligibility rules for Maine Medicaid (MaineCare) nursing home benefits and dispels certain myths the families that work with our office often hear. Myth 14: The Medicaid Rules That Applied to My Neighbor When He Went Into a… Read More
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