Practice Areas

divorce law firm in Lewiston

Divorce And Family Law

One of the hardest decisions you will ever make is to divorce your spouse.  Even contemplating divorce is stressful and confusing.  Many people wonder if they can afford to divorce; how it will impact their children; and whether they can stay in their home.  We can explain your rights and provide you with all the information you need to make the best decisions for you and your family.

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If you are overwhelmed with debt, bankruptcy is an option.   It is rarely someone’s first choice, but sometimes it is the only choice.  We will guide you through the entire process and keep you informed every step of the way. Give us a call. We can help.

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Foreclosure Defense

There are a few things worse than facing the loss of your residence.  It is not only the roof over your head, it is also your family’s home, shelter and history.  Foreclosure is not inevitable.  You have the right to assert defenses and explore options.

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Property Management Law and Landlord-Tenant Issues

Landlord-tenant law continues to challenge property managers and landlords with its comprehensive, contradictory, and ambiguous statutes. Do you need to evict a tenant? Has a tenant filed a complaint against you? Perhaps you need a new lease to better protect your interests. At Shankman & Associates we have the knowledge and experience to guide you through all of your landlord-tenant matters.

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Personal Injury law firm in Topsham

Personal Injury

Accidents happen.  Were you in a car crash, did you slip and fall, were you bit by a dog, or injured at work?  It is our job to get you the money you deserve.  Sometimes a case will go to trial; other times we can settle it through negotiations.  At Shankman & Associates we are ready to help you get exactly what you are entitled to.

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Workers Compensation in Topsham

Workers’ Compensation

If you have been injured at work, you have the right to be covered for lost wages, have your medical bills paid or reimbursed, and be compensated for permanent impairment.  It is not a matter of “fault”.  It is your right!  Whether the claim is resolved through negotiations, the Workers Compensation Board or appellant review, we are there for you.  At Shankman & Associates we are ready to help you get exactly what you are entitled to.

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Disability And Social Security Claims

Disabilities arise. They can be physical or psychological.  They can be from a single incident or from the consequences of long term problems.  Causation does not matter.  At Shankman & Associates, we have the knowledge, and the compassion, to help you get the benefits you deserve.

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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. MORE

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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,

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