If you have a problem that you need help fixing or understanding, you might need to talk to an attorney.
Mainers have several legal tools to help plan for long-term care or health care needs. Preparing documents before you may need them will help make sure your interests and wishes are carried out even if you are not able to make your own decisions.
It’s best to consult an attorney to make sure your care planning wishes follow Maine law and protect your interests and wishes. Some legal tools do not require an attorney but will need your careful consideration.
Sometimes it is hard to figure out whether a problem is a legal problem or not. Check out this helpful information from Legal Services for the Elderly that can help you walk through your questions about whether or not you need an attorney. http://mainelse.org/content/getting-legal-help
If you already know you need an attorney, check out the many options there are to find free or low cost legal help.