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Aretha Franklin’s Lack of a Will Could Cause Huge Problems
According to court documents, legendary singer Aretha Franklin did not have a will when she died, opening up her estate to public scrutiny and unnecessary costs and uncertainty. 
Fear of Losing Home to Medicaid Contributed to Elder Abuse Case
A family's fear of losing their home to Medicaid may have contributed to a severe case of elder abuse. It all could have been avoided if they had consulted with an attorney.

How to Handle Sibling Disputes Over a Power of Attorney
A power of attorney is one of the most important estate planning documents, but when one sibling is named in a power of attorney, there is the potential for disputes with other siblings. No matter which side you are on,...
Writing a Memorandum of Intent for a Special Needs Child
How can you ensure that your special needs child will remain well cared for and secure once others assume the role of guardian or caregiver?...

6 Things we should all know about Elder Exploitation -
There are several characteristics of Maine that leave our eldest residents vulnerable to financial abuse and exploitation: Maine is the oldest population in the country; it has many rural and small communities that can breed social isolation; and Mainers are instilled with a Yankee sense of independence and pride, which often leaves elderly residents reluctant to seek assistance or admit to abusive situationsRead More Here

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