Wills Lawyers | Belfast Office | Serving Old Town, ME
48 Marshall Wharf, Suite 4, Belfast, ME 04915
Wills Lawyers | Bangor Office | Serving Old Town, ME
80 Exchange Street, PO Box 1210, Bangor, ME 04402-1210
Wills Lawyers | Newport Office | Serving Old Town, ME
159 Main Street, PO Box 476, Newport, ME 04953
Wills Lawyers | Orono Office | Serving Old Town, ME
68 Main St, PO Box 220, Orono, ME 04473
Wills Lawyers | Levant Office | Serving Old Town, ME
PO Box 268, Levant, ME 04456
Lead Counsel independently verifies Wills attorneys in Old Town and checks their standing with Maine bar associations.Our Verification Process and Criteria
A will is a legal document that allows a person to decide how property and assets will be distributed after death. If a will does not exist, the state’s probate court disburses the person’s belongings according to intestacy laws.
Although you can write a will without the benefit of legal counsel, the best course is to consult an Old Town wills attorney. The attorney can draft your will to ensure it is legal, that your wishes are honored, and anticipate contingencies that could prevent the will from being challenged.
No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.
An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic “road map” on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you’ve laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.
Experience. Regardless of the type of legal matter you need help with, an experienced attorney will usually be able to get you better results.
Competence. Determine an attorney’s expertise by asking about their track record for the issue you need help with resolving.
Fit. There are plenty of good attorneys out there; make sure you find one you are comfortable working with.
Plaintiff – a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.
Judgment – A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.