Category Archives: estate planning

Liability of nonprobate transferee – Trick or Treat?

Hold on to your candy kiddos; this is a stickup! Title 18-C MRS Section 6-102(2) (http://legislature.maine.gov/statutes/18-C/title18-Csec6-102.html) of Maine’s Uniform Probate Code introduces us to a new concept, nonprobate transferee liability.   The statute provides that, except as otherwise provided by statute, … Continue reading

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Maine’s Transfer on Death Deeds

  The enactment of the Maine Uniform Probate Code on September 1, 2019, brought with it Title 18-C M.R.S. § 6-401, et seq., the Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act, see https://legislature.maine.gov/statutes/18-C/title18-Csec6-401.html, which authorizes the use of transfer on … Continue reading

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Maine’s Enactment of Uniform Probate Code

The Maine Uniform Probate Code (MUPC), Title 18-C M. R. S. § 1-101 et seq., https://legislature.maine.gov/statutes/18-C/title18-Cch0sec0.html, with a delayed effective date of September 1, 2019 (see Section 8-301(1), H.P. 1881- L.D. 1535) pursuant to emergency legislation, revokes Title 18-A. Title 18-C brings … Continue reading

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Estate Planning – Attorney Control Sheets

Estate Planning – Attorney Control Sheets Have you ever wished that you could provide pinpoint directions to your staff for drafting an estate plan by checking boxes, making reference to your intake form or a  memo prepared for the file, … Continue reading

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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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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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