How We Help
We concentrate primarily on estate planning, elder law, and special needs planning. But even within this narrow focus, our Maine estate planning attorneys are called upon to counsel our clients on a wide range of issues, and to intervene on their behalf in a variety of administrative and civil proceedings.
How We Help Maine Families
Maine estate planning attorneys help Maine families deal with some life's toughest issues
- Management of Health Care Decisions During Life
- Health Care Advance Directives
- Supported Decision Making
- Financial Powers of Attorney
- Revocable Trusts
- Irrevocable Trusts
- Joint Ownership of Assets
- Long Term Care and Nursing Home Planning
- Asset Preservation Strategies
- Medicaid (MaineCare) Applications
- Special Needs and Settlement Planning
- Insurance and Social Security Benefits
- Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreements
- Estate and Gift Tax Planning for all ages
- Management of an Estate after Death
- Beneficiary Designations
- Probate, Estate and Trust Administration
- VA Benefits
- Aid and Attendance
- Personal Care Contracts
Regardless of the issue you approach us with, our Maine estate planning attorneys will work diligently to help you achieve your goals. We believe in a client centered approach to legal practice, where we develop an ongoing relationship with our clients, take the time to get to know them, and become familiar with their life situations. Only then can we effectively help them plan for the future they want.
We Help With Every Aspect of the Development and Execution of Your Estate Plan
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to estate planning. Just as every person is different, so will be their ideal estate plan. Depending on the complexity of your distribution plan, the kind of assets you own, and other special considerations, we may need to open legal or administrative procedures on your behalf. In addition to representing individuals in probate court, estate planning lawyers are often called upon to intervene in a variety of legal issues surrounding their clients’ estates.
For example, you may need to seek a court order confirming that you are the owner of a piece of property you want to include in your will. Alternatively, you may want to sell your share of a business and put the proceeds into trust for your children. Negotiating this sale may be a complex matter, and it may be necessary to seek a court’s assistance to interpret or enforce your business’s partnership agreement or articles of incorporation.
Call a Maine Estate Planning Lawyer For a Free Consultation Today
At Jackson & MacNichol, we understand that estate planning can be a complicated and emotional process that quite literally will define your family’s future. That’s why we strive to focus on our individual clients’ needs, and are prepared to assist with every aspect of planning or settling an estate. We are always just one phone call away. For a free consultation about the estate planning process, call us today at 207-360-8889.