Author Archives: Smilie G. Rogers

About Smilie G. Rogers

Elder law, life care planning estate planning, probate and tax attorney located in York, Maine. Licensed in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Wills and Long Term Care Planning

  When retirement assets are in play, planning for long term care concerns under a Will based plan can get complex.  Sometimes visualizing the interplay between different planning strategies is helpful. LTC and Will PlanningLTC and Will Planning

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What does the Operating Agreement Say?

We interrupt our normal broadcasting to rebroadcast this interesting case law news flash!  Can the provisions of an LLC Agreement avoid probate? Can it act as a Will substitute?  What does the Operating Agreement Say?  Courtesy of Alan Gassman and Chelsea … Continue reading

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Staying on Top of the Day

Staying on top of the day in a law practice can be difficult.  There are always a number of tasks to attend to.  I use a number of tools to try to manage my daily approach to practice as you … Continue reading

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Thinking, Fast and Slow – By Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast and Slow – By Daniel Kahneman (Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics winner for his development of prospect theory along with Amos Tversky) should be required reading in every law school. It has been out for several years, so … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading for Estate Planners (and their Clients)

Many estate planning and elder law blogs have recommended this book and for good reason.   I think it stands a good chance of changing the way estate planners think about their clients  (not to mention how doctors think about their patients) and … Continue reading

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Breathe New Life into Old Advance Health Care Directive Forms

Breathe New Life into Old Advance Health Care Directive Forms   Advance Health Care Directives – Statutory Authority (in Maine) Title 18-A, Article 5 (Protection of Persons Under Disability and Their Property) Part 8: Uniform Health-Care Decisions Act (“Act”), which took … Continue reading

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Going Solo and Running a Small Estate Planning Practice – Part VI

This week’s topic is “Going Solo and Running a Small Estate Planning Practice – Part VI”. In Part I of this series I discussed some introductory thoughts about going solo, practicing with precision and practicing efficiently.  In Part II of … Continue reading

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Going Solo and Running a Small Estate Planning Practice – Part V

Going Solo Part V This week’s topic is “Going Solo and Running a Small Estate Planning Practice – Part V”. In Part I of this series I discussed some introductory thoughts about going solo, practicing with precision and practicing efficiently.  … Continue reading

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Going Solo and Running a Small Estate Planning Practice – Part IV

Going Solo Part IV This week’s topic is “Going Solo and Running a Small Estate Planning Practice – Part IV”.  These materials are based, in part, on materials I prepared for a 2012 seminar hosted by the Maine State Bar Association … Continue reading

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Going Solo and Running a Small Estate Planning Practice – Part III

Going Solo and Running a Small Estate Planning Practice – Part III This week’s topic is “Going Solo and Running a Small Estate Planning Practice – Part III”.  These materials are based, in part, on materials I prepared for a 2012 … Continue reading

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