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How the Maine Center for Elder Law's Prices for Services Are Structured


Initial Consultations
 
We begin our relationship with clients in an Initial Consultation. Prior to the meeting, the client completes a Planning Worksheet, which is the opportunity to tell us your relevant information so our first meeting can be productive. The worksheet may seem extensive, but complete it to the best of your ability.
 
The price for the Initial Consultation is $340, which is due prior to the meeting. Typically, the Consultation takes about an hour. Since COVID-19, we have adapted to doing consultations via telephone or video. This enables family members from afar to join or its more convenient for you. We will continue this practice; however, if you prefer in-person meetings they're available subject to COVID-19 guidelines.
 
Fixed Pricing:  For many estate planning and MaineCare application matters, the attorneys can anticipate the number of hours the work will require. So, we offer fixed-price engagements, which means you can call and talk to your attorney without watching the clock.  Whether fixed pricing is most appropriate is something that we will discuss once we understand the scope of your needs and goals. 
 
Hourly Pricing:  Engagements that are somewhat unpredictable in terms of overall scope and time commitments are billed at hourly rates, calculated in one-tenth-hour increments, for attorney and staff time.  An example of typical hourly work is probate estate and/or trust administration or guardianship.



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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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