Good Morning,

Spring has finally arrived in MidCoast Maine. I enjoy seeing the grass turn green and the Windjammers unwrapping in the harbor. My son, Adam, is coming home. He just finished his first year in college. I am excited to have him back. Adam has a summer job all lined up and is anxious to see his Camden Hills friends. My daughter, Hope, is preparing for her first year in college. She will attend St. John's University in Queen's New York in the fall - where my father went to law school! My youngest, Jesse Jr., has one more year in high school until he also leaves the nest.

There are many milestones in life. As we transition into the new phases, it is important to notice how our planning priorities change. Different planning is needed at every stage. When your family is young, estate planning focuses on naming guardians for your children, when they turn 18 it is important to have the written authority to make emergency medical decisions or look at their grades in college. As your children mature and leave, you may be dealing with an aging parent. I am personally navigating life with a parent with dementia. There are ways to have peace of mind as you move forward.

The education we give our children does not stop as they leave the nest. Letting them see the plans we make to protect ourselves and our family from bumps in the road is important. Installing good planning habits in our young adults is priceless.

In this newsletter I address:

  1. Helping Families Deal with Dementia.
  2. How parents can help college age students get legal help.
  3. Count down to our Mother's Day Giveaway!

 Jesse F. Bifulco, Esq.
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Helping Families Deal With Dementia
We all know with the process of aging comes some gray hair and wrinkles. Day to day activities will be harder and life slows down. There is one condition that almost seems to sneak up on seniors and effects the whole family emotionally and financially. The condition that many Americans face as they age is dementia. First, we will describe what dementia is and what it isn’t. Then we will turn our focus to its costs to the individual, the family. At Penbay Estate Planning Law Center, we are specially situated to help find solutions to many of the problems this condition brings with it.
Guiding your College Age Student
Are you the parent of a college-age child? If you have a new eighteen-year-old son or daughter, you have no right to ask their college counselor or their doctor about their well being. Even in an emergency. I’m a lawyer and I felt surprised to be told that I no longer had the right to ask about my eighteen-year-old son or daughter. Why? Because the law says at age 18 a person is an adult. To learn more click here:
Enter our
Mother's Day Giveaway
on Facebook (if you do not have a Facebook account, NO WORRIES, just call us and we will enter you!)
This Giveaway includes a $35.00 Gift card to  Green with Envy Salon, Camden  for an Express Pedicure,  Bixby & Co.  Clusters – Milk Chocolate Pistachio Maine Sea Salt, Bixby Snack Bar Wild Blueberry, Bixby Snack Bar White Chocolate Goji Berry, Bixby Snack Bar Strawberry Dark Chocolate, Bixby Snack Bar Peanut Butter and Sea Salt, Bixby Clusters Dark Chocolate Raspberry Quinoa. Bixby Needhams, Bixby Dark Chocolate 9 pieces salted caramels, Sea Bags Beach House Relaxing Candle.
Giveaway Rules:⠀
-Must follow Penbay Estate Planning Law Center Facebook Page (If you do not have a Facebook Account - CALL and we will enter you!)
-Must like this post⠀
-For an Extra Entry, Say Hi and Happy Mother's Day in the Comments. 
-Want extra entries? Attend A Free Estate Planning Workshop and receive 10 entrees! Link to Register for the Workshop.⠀
- Giveaway ends Saturday, May 11th at 9 am EST⠀
-1 winner will be selected at random and contacted via Facebook!⠀ .⠀
Good luck!⠀

If not located in Maine, Pedicure Gift Certificate will be replaced with a $35 VISA Giftcard. Some products may be replaced with another similar product depending on stock. Must be in USA.