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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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Achieving Better Life Experience

Do I have to spend down my entire settlement or inheritance to be able to keep my Supplemental Security Income (SSI)? No! There is a new savings tool available to individuals with disabilities called the ABLE account. ABLE stands for Achieving a Bett… Read More
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Death with Dignity in Maine

Big things have been happening regarding the right to die in our state! On May 28, L.D. 1313, a bill to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with medication prescribed by a doctor passed through the Maine House of Representatives by four… Read More
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Attorneys Joy Trueworthy and Rachel Trafton Present on Medicaid Planning

Rudman Winchell and Maine Elder Law Firm Attorneys Joy Trueworthy and Rachel Trafton will present on the topic of Medicaid Planning on June 5, 2019. Joy and Rachel were asked by the National Business Institute to present to local attorneys, paralegal… Read More
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National Elder Law Month

May is National Elder Law Month! At Maine Elder Law Firm, a practice of Rudman Winchell, our elder law services include long-term care planning and asset protection planning, advance health care directives and financial powers of attorney, Maine Medi… Read More
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Jane Skelton Presented on Special Needs Trusts and Legal Ethics

Attorney Jane Skelton presented May 17, 2019, at the National Business Institute seminar in Portland, Maine, titled Trusts From A to Z. Attendees of this seminar included attorneys, trust officers, wealth managers, accountants, and CPAs. Jane present… Read More
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Does all Property go Through Probate?

The purpose of a Last Will and Testament is to control the distribution of property in your probate estate after your death. But what property makes up your probate estate? Not all of it! Anything that is not part of your probate estate is not contro… Read More
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Rachel Trafton attended and participated in Housing Solutions for Maine’s New Age

Rachel Trafton attended and participated in Housing Solutions for Maine’s New Age, a conference and planning charrette that was hosted by the Maine Council on Aging in Belfast, Maine on May 30, 2018. For anyone interest in housing options that coul… Read More
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When Should a Special Needs Trust Be Updated?

Brought to you by Rudman Winchell from the Special Needs Council: By Daniel M. Surprenant, CELA Special needs trusts (SNTs) are financial instruments designed to enhance quality of life for individuals with disabilities by supplementing the governmen… Read More
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We highly recommend Jane Skelton and the team at the Maine Elder Law Firm.”
– Carroll E. Harper & Jay Pearl, Managing General Agent & Director of New Business Development, Carroll Harper & Associates, Inc.