Estate Planning & Elder Law
Drummond & Drummond’s Estate Planning & Elder Law attorneys can assist you with all of your estate planning, estate and trust administration, probate, and elder law needs. We work with individuals, couples and families, as well as represent personal representatives, trustees, beneficiaries and heirs throughout the State of Maine.
Our firm can assist you in preparing your estate planning documents so that they are valid and enforceable under Maine Law, and are specifically tailored to your individual family and financial situation.
These estate planning documents include:
- Last Will and Testament
- Durable General Power of Attorneys
- Advance Health-Care Directives
- Health Care Power of Attorneys for Minors
- Revocable Trusts (aka Living Trusts)
- Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
- Special Needs Trusts
- Pet Trusts
- Charitable Trusts
- Grantor Retained Trusts
- Family Limited Liability Companies
- Business Succession Plans
- Prenuptial Agreements
Our firm also assists clients during the probate process, which typically involves identifying and collecting all estate property, paying the decedent’s debts and taxes, including any estate taxes, settling any creditor claims, and distributing the estate property to the heirs or beneficiaries.
If you are named as the Personal Representative of an Estate, our attorneys can assist you with the Probate Administration process from start to finish. If you are an heir or beneficiary of an Estate, we can represent you with respect to any dispute that may arise during the probate administration process, whether it be contesting a will or a dispute about the distribution of estate property.
In addition to Probate Administration, our attorneys assist the heirs, personal representatives, various family members, institutions, and fiduciaries in connection with the management and disposition of estates, trusts, pre and postnuptial agreements, and business succession.