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I am one of three elder lawyer attorneys in Maine who are certified by the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF). NELF is the only ABA approved certifiying agency for elder law in the country. I have served on the board of directors of NELF and i...
Practice areas: Probate, Estate Planning, Trusts, Elder Law, Guardianship
Education: Dickinson College, B.A. 2004 University of Maine School of Law, J.D. 2008 General information: Miles joined Epstein & O'Donovan on a full-time basis in the fall of 2016, having practiced in the areas of estate planning and probate a...
Practice areas: Probate, Estate Planning, Wills & Living Wills
Jeff has been practicing trust and estate law in Ellsworth since 1985 and has been a lawyer for over 30 years. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Rutgers-Camden School of Law. He is admitted to the bars of Maine, New Jersey and the U.S....
Practice areas: Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning, Elder Law
Martin C. Womer is the founder, President and Managing Attorney of the Maine Center for Elder Law, LLC. He assists clients with MaineCare planning and applications, planning for VA Aid and Attendance eligibility, and trust and estate planning and...
Practice areas: Probate, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Medicaid & Medicare, Guardianship
Why I do this: In this profession, there is no better gratification than that which comes from solving an important problem for a client. Whether it is from presenting a substantial check to an injured person after a resolution of a personal inju...
Practice areas: Probate, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Estate Planning, Bankruptcy & Debt
There are two values of practicing law that I have come to appreciate most: overcoming legal challenges and helping people. Over the course of my career in criminal law, I have effectively defended clients against violations of their constitutiona...
Practice areas: Probate, Family, Litigation, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense
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Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.