Elder law encompasses a variety of planning objectives and goals many of which deal with our most basic concerns as individuals-our autonomy. However, it frequently also involves asset protection planning. Irrevocable trusts are often used for asset protection in elder law planning, but they are only one of the tools available. Is an irrevocable trust right for you? Should you put your house in an irrevocable trust? How is an irrevocable trust different from a revocable trust? What is the 60 month or 5 year look back? These, and many more, are common questions that we address as elder lawyers.
Medicaid (which in Maine is known as MaineCare) is a federal and state funded program that pays medical and long-term care expenses for those that qualify. Do you or your spouse qualify? Either one or both of you might, or could. Call and schedule an appointment with our elder law attorneys to find out. If you are considering applying for MaineCare in the future, don't wait until then to consult with an elder law attorney. Be proactive.
Wills, revocable trusts (sometimes called "living trusts"), irrevocable trusts, powers of attorney and health care directives are just the starting point for effective estate planning. Asset coordination is important too, as is asset protection. Many estates must be probated or require trust administration, and while there are often simple ways to avoid probate or trust administration, simple is not always best. Don't forget taxes, both income and estate (death) taxes. Don't worry, we have you covered. We have years of experience helping people just like you with estate planning matters.
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Smilie G. Rogers, JD, LL.M, is licensed to practice law in New Hampshire.
Smilie G. Rogers, JD, LL.M, is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts
P.O. Box 467
York, Maine 03909
Kennebunk: 2 Storer Street, Suite 111, Kennebunk, Maine 04043 (staffed for scheduled appointments made through the York office only)
279 York Street, York, Maine 03909, United States
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