It is no secret that inheritance can cause family conflict. It is all too common for family members to disagree over how to care for an ill or elderly loved one, or who should receive what when that person ultimately passes on. Fortunately, there are steps you can take today to minimize conflict for your family in the future. Be proactive. Create a comprehensive estate plan while you are still healthy and able to think clearly about your future. A complete plan should include not only a will or revocable trust, but also tools designed to protect you and your family in the event of your incapacity, such as an advance health care directive and financial power of attorney. Be skeptical of online forms and do-it-yourself estate planning websites. The investment of meeting with an attorney who can evaluate your situation and work with you to develop a thorough and individualized estate plan can save you and your family money and hardship in the long run. Do not assume everyone will get along. Events surrounding the death or incapacity of…Read More
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Rudman • Winchell's Practice Groups
Individual • Family
Rudman Winchell attorneys provide expert guidance and on matters involving all aspects of Maine individual and family law including Divorce, Probate, Elder Law, Wills and Estate Planning.
Business • Corporate
Rudman Winchell business attorneys regularly represent clients in all aspects of business and corporate law.
Litigation • Trials
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Municipal • Government Law
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Insurance • Workers Compensation
Rudman Winchell’s insurance law attorneys offer specialized representation to insurance companies and their insureds.
Real Estate • Property
Rudman Winchell has a broad Maine based real estate practice. Our real estate attorneys provide representation of banks and other lending institutions
Employment • Labor Law
Rudman Winchell’s experienced Employment and Labor attorneys advise clients on preventive strategies and positive solutions in Maine labor and workplace law.
Timberlands • Natural Resources
Rudman Winchell is located in the heart of Maine's industrial timberlands, and is a trusted partner of the timber industry and other natural resource based enterprises.
Healthcare • Hospitals
Rudman Winchell provides a comprehensive array of legal services to clients in the health care industry, throughout the state of Maine.
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