“I love the opportunity to meet with clients one on one, have a distraction-free conversation, identify what’s weighing on them, design a solution, and at the end of the engagement, watch them walk out feeling like a large weight has been lifted.” – Megan Hodgkins, Founder of Hodgkins Law, PLLC
Because Hodgkins Law only does estate planning, clients can expect a certain level of precision when creating their customized, comprehensive estate plan. We work to remove anxiety from the estate planning process, ensuring that you leave our office with a peace of mind you didn’t have when you entered. Hodgkins Law believes in doing one thing—and doing it exceptionally well. We are well-versed and well-educated in every single aspect of estate planning, from the most basic estate plans, to the most complex. Our sole focus on estate planning allows us to offer the highest quality estate planning services.
We are equally as comfortable engaging in special needs planning, business succession planning, MaineCare, long-term care planning, incapacity planning, and even pet planning as we are preparing an estate plan. Our goal is to work with you throughout this entire process, ensuring that every aspect of your estate plan is easy to understand. All client documents are painstakingly organized for you, and we even go a step further to create a personalized video which thoroughly captures and explains the estate plan details for each client.
Our goal at Hodgkins Law is to provide Maine families the very best estate plan for their unique situation. Attorney Hodgkins will work hard so that every client can obtain this peace of mind after creating a detailed, thorough estate plan unique to you and your loved ones.
Estate planning can bring feelings of confusion, anxiety, and an overall sense of being overwhelmed by the many decisions you have to face. In fact, it’s not uncommon for many people to devote more time to planning a vacation than to creating their estate plan. Of course, estate planning is not as fun as planning a vacation, but there are a number of extremely important reasons to move forward with planning your estate. You may have spent a lifetime working and obtaining your assets, and you want to ensure those assets are not only protected, but also made available to your loved ones so they can be taken care of.
In the event your family has minor children—it is essential that plans are made for their care—addressing both who will care for them and who will be financially responsible for that care. This ensures that your loved ones are protected, no matter what. During a time when emotions are already high, our comprehensive estate planning can also help prevent family disputes after the death of a loved one so that the family can focus on what it needs to focus on: healing. Hodgkins Law can assist clients with every aspect of estate planning and will do so with care and compassion.
Virtually every adult has an estate, whether they realize it or not. While many believe estate planning is only for the wealthy, in fact any person who has a bank account, a car, a home, life insurance or personal possessions can benefit from estate planning. In its simplest form, estate planning is a set of instructions left for loved ones following the death or disability of an individual. A good estate plan will prevent confusion regarding an individual’s assets and will also provide instructions for the individual’s care in the event he or she becomes disabled. An estate plan could include a will, living trust, provisions for loved ones with special needs, provisions for beloved pets, provisions for long-term care such as nursing home care, and instructions for the care of minor children. Those individuals who have their own business, or are a part of a family-owned business, will see particular benefits from a comprehensive estate plan. We strive to offer many different types of estate planning services in order to accurately meet your unique needs, like:
When estate planning is undertaken later in life, it is particularly important to address issues related to long-term care and planning for incapacity. Elder law attorneys specialize in legal issues related to the elderly and are typically experts in Medicaid programs. Hodgkins Law has a deep understanding of MaineCare, long-term care planning and incapacity planning, and will work hard to make these issues more comfortable for clients to discuss and plan for. Hodgkins Law can preserve or transfer assets to avoid spousal impoverishment when one spouse must enter a nursing home. We can also deal with MaineCare qualifications and application strategies, as well as claims and appeals. Disability planning, which includes the use of living trusts, advance health care directives and durable powers of attorney, is a part of elder law and elder estate planning.
Clients in Southern and Mid-Coast Maine choose Hodgkins Law for all their estate planning needs because Hodgkins Law is a firm that understands the emotions associated with estate planning, and understands it can be a difficult process to commit to. By creating a warm, welcoming environment, clients are immediately put at ease, with questions answered and fears allayed. We work to put your mind at ease, but also to ensure that you have a quality, comprehensive estate plan that is custom drafted for you and your unique situation. We want to secure the assets you’ve worked so hard to build so they can help protect your family in their time of need.
We also care about ensuring you know the ins and outs of your estate plan, not only for you, but also for your family. We can answer the questions you have about creating a comprehensive estate plan, while also explaining the complex aspects of estate planning so that it is easy to understand. Estate planning can become very puzzling and complicated, and we want to eliminate that confusion for you.
Whether the need is for a trust administration attorney, an asset protection attorney, a pet planning attorney, a MaineCare attorney, a revocable living trusts attorney, an elder law attorney, or an overall, comprehensive estate planning attorney, Hodgkins Law is the firm clients turn to. If you are considering engaging in estate planning, contact Hodgkins Law today to answer your questions.
I learned a lot along the way and I am so pleased to have had the necessary help from Megan who explained everything in a totally understandable manner. This was a necessary step for me to complete and I am so happy that it is done, and done correctly. Thanks so very much.”
Megan and her staff were incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. It was so great to actually put together our financial profile so we both know where everything is and its value. We have already started to tell all our friends that if they need to update their wills, Hodgkins Law is the only and best place to go.”