Estate Planning Is Not Just For The Wealthy

If you are caring for your elderly parents, it is important to have their will, durable power of attorney, medical directives and related estate documents created or updated while they are still of sound mind.

Laws have changed in recent years, and if your parents already have their estate plan established, it is a good idea for them to have it reviewed to ensure their plan complies with current laws.

At Shankman & Associates, we take the time to get to know our clients' long-term goals, commitments and values. Many want to remain in their home and 'age in place.' Contact our lawyers for more information on our effective representation.

We encourage our clients to engage in thoughtful and early planning to minimize the stress on other family members when it comes to important housing decisions and long-term care.

We Are Dedicated To Clear Communication And Elder Advocacy

Our well-trained, highly experienced staff addresses clients' legal needs in person, over the telephone and through written correspondence.

During an initial consultation, we identify the nature of our client's issue. We understand elder clients contend with a blend of legal, social, medical or other personal matters.

After determining whether the client's issue is a legal one or otherwise, we provide initial guidance. If appropriate, we collaborate with other professionals such as financial planners, or make referrals to help address our clients' nonlegal needs.

Our elder law attorneys advise our clients of their options, the practical and legal consequences of each option, including the likelihood of success of those options pursued. We provide each client with a preliminary estimate of legal fees at our first meeting.

Our Experience Helps You Ease The Complexities Of Aging

Many are living and working longer than in the past, but life does not always get easier. Shankman & Associates has been providing efficient and affordable assistance for clients wishing to create their estate plans for over 30 years.

Our offices in Maine are conveniently located in Lewiston, Topsham and Yarmouth. Call for a free consultation at 207-209-3298 or toll free at 800-542-6133. You may complete our online form for more information.