Estate Planning, Elder Law & Probate Lawyers
in York and Kennebunk, Maine
The Brennan & Rogers, PLLC Journal
October 2022 Deluxe Edition
National Estate Planning Awareness Month

October is National Estate Planning Awareness Month. Estate planning is something people often put on the back burner as "something to do in the future when I am older". The problem with that mindset is we never know what the future holds; there are no guarantees for tomorrow. Benjamin Franklin said, "You may delay, but time will not, and lost time is never found again" and this poignant statement couldn't be more true for estate planning. We are thrilled to have been seeing a trend showing that this mindset is changing with younger clients in their 40s and even 30's looking ahead into their future. 

Estate planning is thought of in the financial sense however a factor often overlooked is if you have children, or even elderly parents, who have disabilities or special needs. Plans need to be in place to protect those who have no voice and this couldn't be more true for children. No parent wants to think "what would happen to my children if something happens to me" however, parents of children with disabilities often feel that "they can't die" because who will take care of their children when they are gone with all their complex needs? Documents need to be in place to ensure that everyone in the family is aware of who is responsible for these children and what that exactly entails. 

We ask for your help in our mission to educate the public about the importance of estate planning by sharing this email with your family and friends!
October 17 through 23, 2022
Estate Planning Awareness Week: A Social Media Recap
We have spent the past week highlighting common issues and themes in Estate Planning across our social media channels.

Estate Planning Basics: We have your bases covered.
Digital Estate Planning: Prep your digital life for your passing.
Generational Approaches to Estate Planning: Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and even Gender play a role.
Estate Planning for Disabled Heirs: Heirs with disabilities need special consideration so their public benefits aren't impacted.
Estate Planning for LGBTQ+ Couples: Protect your partner and family.
Estate Planning for Pets: Make sure the furry members of your family are considered more than property.
Updates in Elder Law and Estate Planning
11 Common Acronyms in Elder Law and Estate Planning

Understanding some of the common medical and legal terms in this field can give you added confidence in your approach to planning for your own future or that of your loved ones.

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Does Your Estate Plan Include Your Pets?

Pets usually have shorter life spans than humans, but people don't always include their pets in their estate plans. If a pet owner doesn't make plans for his or her pet, the animal can be left homeless and end up in an animal shelter.

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10 Reasons to Create an Estate Plan Now

People think that estate plans are for someone else, not them or rationalize that they are too young or don't have enough money to reap the tax benefits of a plan, but estate planning is for everyone, regardless of age or net worth.

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Professional Spotlight
Are you a local professional or organization or do you know of one? We welcome the opportunity to feature your written piece in our monthly newsletter! 

Please email Kim for more information!
Southern Maine Agency on Aging's
A Matter of Balance Series comes to the York Public Library
Southern Maine Agency on Aging's A Matter of Balance program provides an in-depth look at fall prevention and management. In 8 sessions over 4 weeks, you will learn to view falls as something you can control so you can stay active and independent.

November 16-December 14, 2022 Wednesdays & Fridays, 10 am-12 pm

York Public Library 5 Long Sands Road, York

Important COVID Safety Precautions: Please be vaccinated and self-screen for symptoms before attending. Masking is optional.
Medicare Open Enrollment is now through December 7, 2022!
Medicare Open Enrollment begins today through December 7, 2022.

Now is the time to review your Annual Notice of Care letter from your carrier to see if you need to make changes to your plan.
Drive-thru Flu Shot Clinics at York Hospital
York Hospital will offer drive-thru flu vaccine clinics at the York Walk-In Care site, 343 U.S. Route 1, York, from 1–6 p.m., on November 17 & 18!

Virtual Meet & Greet Sessions with
Katherine M. Audet, Esq. and Michael A. Cahill, Esq.!
Learn the basic concepts surrounding estate planning.
Meet the Attorneys of Brennan & Rogers, PLLC
P.O. Box 467
York, Maine 03909
(staffed for scheduled appointments made through the York office only)
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: By appointment
Sunday: Closed
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Brennan & Rogers, PLLC
279 York Street (PO Box 467) 
York, Maine 03909
 (207) 361-4680