Estate Planning and Elder Law

Shankman & Associates has been assisting clients with their wills, estate planning and basic probate issues for over thirty years.  Estate Planning is not just for the wealthy. The attorneys at Shankman & Associates are here to help with the complexities of life as we age.  We are living and working longer than ever, but life is not necessarily getting any easier for many of us.

Many of us wish to remain in our homes and “age in place.”   Careful and early planning can minimize the stress of making important decisions about housing and long-term care and eliminate some of the burden that may tend to fall on other family members  at a later time.

Our Elder Law attorneys work to minimize barriers to effective communication and representation of seniors or persons with disabilities.  Maintaining direct communication with the client is a critical component of our effective representation of the elder client.

At Shankman & Associates, we first take time to determine the long-term commitments and values of our clients.  We recognize that elder clients may contend with a complex and unfamiliar array of legal, social, medical and personal issues.  We strive to address clients’ needs in person, on the telephone, or through correspondence, in ways they can readily understand.

We work to provide guidance and assistance in identifying the issues before addressing options.  As appropriate, we consult with and make referrals to other professionals to help address our clients’ particular needs.  We advise our clients of their options, the practical and legal consequences of each option, the likelihood of success in pursuing each option, and then advocate, within the law, the courses of action chosen by the client.

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Our Three Locations


472 Main Street
Lewiston, Maine 04240


2 Melcher Place
Topsham, Maine 04086


305 Main Street
Yarmouth, Maine 04096


472 Main St
Lewiston, ME 04240


2 Melcher Pl
Topsham ME 04086


305 Main St
Yarmouth, ME 04096,

DISCLAIMER:   This website is not, nor is it intended to be, “legal advice”.  While a great deal of care has been taken to provide accurate, current and unambiguous information, it should not be used as a substitute for the advice of a lawyer.  Contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding a particular issue.