Perkins Thompson

York & Cumberland County, Maine Elder Law & Special Needs Attorneys


During the time of COVID-19, MCEL will remain open and available to assist clients, but will conduct all communication via email, telephone, and video conferencing until further notice. Please contact MCEL at 207-467-3301 or send us an email for assistance or to schedule an appointment. Thank you for your understanding during these challenging times. We look forward to continuing to serve you.

Cumberland County, Maine Elder Law & Special Needs Attorneys
Cumberland County, Maine Elder Law & Special Needs Attorneys
Cumberland County, Maine Elder Law & Special Needs Attorneys


If you are a client, thank you for working with us to fulfill your legal needs.  If you’re a new visitor, we look forward to meeting you and exploring ways to assist you and your family or business.

Attorneys Barbara S. Schlichtman, Mark A. Woronoff and Elizabeth Marcotte Bjorn, together with our office staff, are dedicated to helping:

Seniors and their Families - by assisting in elder law, including long-term-care and Medicaid (MaineCare) "pre-planning" and crisis MaineCare Planning, preparation of wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance health care directives, estate administration, and conservatorships and guardianships;

Individuals and Families - by developing and implementing estate plans through personalized design, assistance in funding trusts, periodic plan updates, and administration and settlement of trusts and estates; and

Special Needs Planning - by planning for the future of a loved one with a disability through estate planning or when there is a legal settlement. 

We would like to hear from you, so please contact us via telephone or e-mail with questions, comments or to schedule an appointment.

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The Maine Center for Elder Law is a practice of Perkins Thompson, P.A. The Center assists clients with Medicaid (MaineCare) Planning, Special Needs Planning, Estate Planning, and Probate, Estate & Trust Administration matters in York County, Cumberland County and nearby Maine counties.

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