We are pleased and proud to announce that our colleague and friend Attorney Katherine Gatti Rooks has been appointed to serve as an Administrative Law Judge by the Workers’ Compensation Board for the State of Maine. Judge Gatti Rooks will be presiding in formal hearings from the Workers’ Compensation Board’s Lewiston Regional Office once her transition from our offices has been completed.  The State of Maine is fortunate to have the skills and talents Kate will bring to the bench.  

Probate Administration

For decades we have assisted our clients and their family members with the transitions created by the death of a love one.  Probate is the legal process that takes place after the death of an individual. A deceased person’s estate is ‘testate’ if that person had a valid Last Will and Testament. If a person died without a will, their estate is ‘intestate’. The purpose of probate is to identify a decedent’s assets and creditors in order to ensure the assets of an individual are transferred after death to their heirs and/or the devisees of a person’s will.

We have assisted either because we are appointed to act as the Estate’s executor (known as a Personal Representative in Maine); or when we provide assistance to the person who has been nominated. At times when there is no Will or Estate Plan in place, we locate assets and secure the rightful distributions of benefits.  At times when there are family members who don’t agree on how an estate should be distributed, we have experience with probate court litigation, and seeking resolution through family-involved mediation. We have administrated Estates in all probate courts in all counties in the State of Maine.

We guide our clients through probate and the administration of estates so you can focus on family and the needs of your own life.

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The first step in getting you the financial resolution you deserve is telling us about your injury and situation.