Employment Law Update 2015

MAINE EMPLOYMENT UPDATE 2015 Wondering how Maine’s new laws regarding medical marijuana might impact your personnel policies? Did you know that Maine has certain leave policies in addition to FMLA? Trying to determine whether you can engage an individual as an independent contractor? Concerned that your salaried employee might not be overtime exempt? Learn the… Read more »

Philip P. Mancini Recognized

PHIL MANCINI EARNS CLIENT DISTINCTION AWARD Philip P. Mancini was recently recognized by Martindale-Hubbell® for earning the Client Distinction Award. Out of more than 900,000 attorneys in the U.S., less than 1% earn the Martindale-Hubbell® Client Distinction honor. That’s a staggeringly elite group of professionals, in which Attorney Mancini has gained recognition, as reported by… Read more »

Boy Scouts Pine Tree Council 2014 Review

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA PINE TREE COUNCIL – 2014              Board President Horace W. Horton of the Pine Tree Council, Boy Scouts of America, outlined major 2014 accomplishments at the Council’s December 18, 2014 annual meeting: 1.      Senator Susan Collins spoke in May at the Annual State of Maine luncheon at the Portland Marriott at… Read more »

Heather T. Whiting Presenting at Divorce Law Seminar

Attorney Heather T. Whiting is one of the presenters at the Divorce Law Guide from A to Z Seminar in Portland, Maine on November 5th, 2014.  Heather, will be presenting on Mediation, Arbitration, Negotiation and Trial.  Specific topics will include: Making Mediation and Arbitration Work for You Negotiating a Reasonable and Equitable Settlement Direct and Cross-Examination of Witnesses Special Consideration… Read more »

Heather T. Whiting New Chair of the Family Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association

Drummond & Drummond is pleased to announce that Attorney Heather T. Whiting has been named Chair of the Family Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association.  Prior to this leadership position, Heather served as Secretary of the Family Law Section.  Heather’s practice is focused on Family Law, including divorce matters, Guardian Ad Litem, Grandparent’s Rights Issues, Mediation… Read more »

What is Probate?

What is Probate? The term “probate” is generally used to refer to the legal process whereby a person’s estate is administered after his or her death. During the probate process, a personal representative (also referred to as an executor) is appointed by the Court. The personal representative is responsible for settling and distributing the deceased person’s… Read more »

‘Conscious Uncoupling’ – Marketing the Collaborative Approach to Divorce

‘Conscious Uncoupling’ – Marketing the Collaborative Approach to Divorce Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin decided to ‘consciously uncouple’ this year, which created a media frenzy. Paltrow posted this phrase on her website, and got lambasted for using the term to announce her divorce from her husband. Fans and critics alike were left puzzling, wondering why… Read more »

Do I need a Will?

I am married. Do I still need a Will? If you are over the age of 18 and of sound mind, the answer is YES. If you die without a Will (known as dying “intestate”), you might assume your spouse gets everything. This is not true under Maine law. How much of your estate your… Read more »

Common legal issues when a tenant moves out

By Andrew P. Pierce, Esq. Maine has very specific laws that protect the rights of residential tenants. It is very easy for an unsuspecting (or willfully ignorant) landlord to violate those rights. These problems often arise at the end of tenancy.  Security Deposits Maine has very specific laws regarding the handling of security deposits. A… Read more »

Michael T. Devine joins Drummond & Drummond

We are pleased to announce that Michael T. Devine, Esq.  has joined Drummond & Drummond’s as an attorney. Michael is a graduate of Tufts University and the University of Maine School of Law. While attending law school, Michael clerked for the Office of the Attorney General in Augusta, for the Maine District Court in the Office… Read more »