Rudman Winchell Victorious For Two Clients In Front of Maine Supreme Court

By Rudman Winchell Attorney

– Arthur J. Greif V. Town of Bar Harbor – Roque Island Gardner Homestead Corporation V. Town of Jonesport

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It’s Just Stuff, After All

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Kristy M. Hapworth

It is not surprising that only 42% of adults in the U.S. have a documented estate plan. It is easy to put estate planning off until tomorrow rather than confront the uncomfortable truth that we will some day die, and face the difficult decisions that are best made in advance of that day. One of […]

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PLANNING AHEAD: ASSET PROTECTION TRUSTS

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Joy A. Trueworthy

  How do I protect my house? My family camp? My life savings? Those are the most common questions I hear when meeting with a client to discuss planning for long-term care. Long-term care services can include a variety of supports in a facility or in the home. These services are extremely expensive. Seventy percent […]

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Why an Attorney can be helpful with a Purchase and Sale Agreement in residential matters

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Cynthia Mehnert

When purchasing or selling a property, most Buyers and Sellers concern themselves with the financial aspect of the transaction and not the legal aspects of the transaction. A purchase and sale agreement creates a contract or promise to purchase or sell land. This contract or promise which legally obligates both parties to perform certain tasks […]

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Rudman Winchell Achieves Multiple High Rankings From Chambers USA in Nationwide Excellence Report

By Rudman Winchell Attorney

  Rudman Winchell, Counselors at Law in Bangor, Maine is proud to announce that the firm and several of the firm’s attorneys received high rankings from Chambers and Partners, a worldwide legal rankings firm. David C. King, Frank T. McGuire, William H. Hanson and Curtis E. Kimball are all recognized by Chambers for excellence in […]

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Are you a De Facto Parent?

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Caitlyn S. Smith

Our world is not filled with the traditional family anymore. Our world is filled with families that have step-parents, domestic partners, grandparents, aunts and uncles, or even just friends performing duties that were conventionally done by the child’s parent. Historically, these caretakers had virtually no rights, nor any legal responsibility, for the child they were […]

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The Workers’ Compensation Appellate Division Addresses Reimbursement for Generic Drugs

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Anne-Marie L. Storey

  A recent Appellate Division decision addressed an insurer’s ability to pay only the cost of generic as opposed to brand name drugs under the Workers’ Compensation Act and specifically raised the issue of whose burden it is to show generic drugs were available. Section 206(11) of the Act allows insurers to argue the cost […]

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Some Important Information About Contracts and “Boilerplates”

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Brent A. Singer

                Have you ever read towards the end of a contract where there seems like a lot of stuff that doesn’t have to do with what the contract is all about, but that the lawyers think should be there?  Sometimes people call it “boilerplate.”  Some people might think […]

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Increased Job Duties Resulted in Compensable Workers’ Compensation Stress Claim

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Anne-Marie L. Storey

A decision involving a workers’ compensation stress claim was issued by an Administrative Law Judge earlier this year that addressed the issue of increased work duties.   The employee was given additional job duties after the departure of two co-workers.  There was no dispute by the employer that the employee’s duties increased, that she performed […]

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Survivor Benefits Plan: Protecting Military Survivor Benefits for a Child with Disabilities

By Rudman Winchell Attorney Rachel M. Trafton

Military families who stay in the service until retirement can easily provide survivor benefits for a child with disabilities without effect that child’s eligibility for public benefit programs. In December of 2014, the Disabled Military Child Protection Act was signed into law. Prior to the enactment of this law, a military parent had to choose […]

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