Client Reviews

I would absolutely recommend anyone to reach out to Maine Elder Law Firm with issues related to estate planning, asset protection planning, special need trusts and so much more. I have been a client for a number of years and have utilized their expertise in a number of ways. They are knowledgeable and very pleasant. Before you do anything, give them a call. Peace of mind is worth its weight in gold.

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We decided to retain the services of Rachel Trafton to redo our wills. We felt at ease with her and confident in her knowledge. She and her staff were warm and cordial and kept us feeling very comfortable during the process.

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When one of our parents became seriously ill, we felt overwhelmed. Legal and regulatory issues complicate the best efforts to provide medical and long-term care to a loved one. An attorney friend suggested we talk to Jane Skelton. We did, and years later we’re still grateful for that advice. Maine Elder Law Firm has successfully counseled and represented us in honoring our responsibilities to all four of our parents. Wills, trusts, state regulations, independent and assisted living, skilled care—Jane and her experienced staff supported us at every step with sound guidance and prompt, reliable communications. Elder care is emotionally challenging for everyone involved. However, as we learned, supportive children and their parents can feel relief and confidence knowing the Maine Elder Law Firm is there with them.

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After four and a half years of providing 24/7 home care, as the result of a stroke, we realized we could not continue without help. We contacted the Maine Elder Law Firm to assist us with the application process for home care through the Department of Health and Human Services. The completed application was approved on the initial submission thanks to the dedicated staff. YES, we would definitely engage their services again.

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If you want a law firm with a professional, knowledgeable and most importantly a caring staff contact the Maine Elder Law Firm. You will not be disappointed! We were not! We now use them for all our long-term care planning needs.

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Maine Elder Law Firm was recommended by friends who have been their clients. I’m glad I took their advice. Getting my wife, who has advanced dementia, onto MaineCare was beyond challenging, but MELF handled every obstacle with professionalism, determination and great compassion. I am forever grateful for their service.

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Over the past 45 years, our office has had the opportunity to work with countless elder law and estate planning attorneys. While each are a pleasure to both, refer to and work with, one individual that stands out is Jane Skelton of the Maine Elder Law Firm. We have found Jane and her team to be responsive to our requests and to our referrals, attentive to detail and dedicated to fulfilling the goals of our clients. Whether it is implementing directives such as a will, durable financial power of attorney, living will or an advanced form of Trust creation, Jane listens to their goals and provides an educational approach and understanding that is unequalled. The complexity of MaineCare (Medicaid) and dealing with both Federal and State statutes requires experience and expertise, Jane Skelton has both!

We highly recommend Jane Skelton and the team at the Maine Elder Law Firm for all your advanced directives and estate planning.

Respectfully,

– Carroll E. Harper & Jay Pearl, Managing General Agent & Director of New Business Development, Carroll Harper & Associates, Inc.

I found Rachel Trafton and the staff at Maine Elder Law excellent in determining my parents' needs. The information we received was accurate and always in our parents' best interest. At the one on one meeting it was clear our parents were the client. Living out of state I am very appreciate for the time Rachel Trafton has given to me with phone appointments and arranging home appointments. I would recommend Rachel Trafton and Maine Elder Law.

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