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Like many people in Maine, we were unaccustomed to defending ourselves from allegations of wrongdoing by others. Faced with the threat of civil action, we relied on Mr. Smith for advice. Our meeting with him provided comfort and direction. Whenever we had questions, he was rapidly responsive. Most importantly, his guidance led to an acceptable conclusion that avoided court or overly extended uncertainty. We highly recommend him for his assistance in civil disputes.

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I am incredibly pleased I hired Steve Smith and Jack Baldacci to help with an unscrupulous builder. They went above and beyond to make sure A) the contractor finished the job they were paid to do and B) to prevent them from doing the same thing to anyone in the future. I highly recommend them.

Scott

I’ve hired Steve for two cases and I am very pleased with my decision. He fights for his clients and strives for the best outcome. His entire staff is pleasant and wonderful to work with.

Amber

I hired Steve for a parental rights case involving my 2 children. He was aggressive but supportive and did not file unnecessary motions that wasted my retainer. I was terrified of court but with his experience, I felt at ease. The process was explained and his staff was great as well. I would hire him again if needed and received a great outcome with an order that works for me and my children.

Handled my Parental Rights Case with Ease

I wish I had retained him sooner, his help has been immeasurable.

Tim

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Maine Estate Planning & Wills Attorneys

The law surrounding the creation of a will or the administration of an estate can be quite complex. Whether you would like to start the process of creating a will or an estate plan, or need assistance with your role as executor, personal representative, or heir to an estate, enlisting the assistance of an estate planning lawyer who has your interests in mind is crucial. The attorneys at STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers have in-depth experience representing clients in the estate planning process and through estate administration.  We will help protect your loved ones, your rights, and your future interests.

Our Diverse Legal Knowledge Leads To Well-Crafted Estate Plans

In addition to being a successful attorney, Steve Smith is a small business owner, property developer, and a man who strongly values family. He understands the importance of protecting your loved ones’ future and has the legal know-how to help you protect the legacy you’ve worked hard to build.

Steve’s extensive experience, training, and testing have helped earn him the Certified Financial Litigator designation. Steve truly understands how financial and legal issues collide when life takes an unexpected turn and can protect and update your estate plan through all of life’s challenges.

Benefits Of Having An Estate Plan

Every family has different circumstances. Whether you have significant personal assets or investments, were recently married, or have a child on the way, it is important to consider your legal rights and the long-term security of your family.

An estate plan can determine how your assets will be distributed, designate a family member or trusted individual to handle your finances, and determine who will make medical decisions for you if you become incapacitated. Our legal advocates will take the time to fully understand your needs and craft an estate plan that will best protect your immediate and future interests.

STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers has extensive experience in Maine estate planning law including:

  • Wills
  • Living trusts and other trusts
  • Power of attorney
  • Durable power of attorney for health care
  • Living wills for end-of-life care
  • Guardian designation (not binding)
  • Probate and estate administration

You can depend on our skilled lawyers to help you create a will and estate plan that upholds you and your family’s best wishes.

Do I Need A Will?

If you do not have a valid will upon your death, the probate court will rely on Maine’s state statutes in determining how your assets are distributed. If you do not agree with how the law would distribute your assets, you will need a valid will to ensure that your wishes are honored and that your loved ones are taken care of in the way that you desire.

Will Contests, Disputes And Probate Litigation

In addition to probate administration, we also provide counsel in regards to will disputes on behalf of relatives, executors, and heirs. If you suspect that a will was improperly created, or created under duress or fraud, we can take swift and hard-hitting action to protect your rights and interests. Our experienced team has worked with a diverse range of cases, including those concerning disinherited relatives, second marriages, and other complexities when it comes to estate disputes. Our legal advocates have a reputation for aggressive negotiation and litigation. We will defend your rights and interests.

Contact The Wills And Estate Planning Attorneys At STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers In Maine

If you are ready to create an estate plan that protects the interests of both you and your family, the experienced will and estate planning attorneys at STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers are prepared to defend you. Contact STEVE SMITH Trial Lawyers today to schedule a consultation.

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When legal issues disrupt your life, whether it’s a threat to your freedom, business, or parental rights, turn to our trusted Maine law firm for dedicated, aggressive representation.

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“I am incredibly pleased I hired Steve Smith and Jack Baldacci. They made sure the same thing that happened to us wouldn’t happen to someone else. I highly recommend them.”

– Scott

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