Daniel J. Eccher

Daniel J. Eccher

Levey, Wagley, & Putman, P.A.
  • Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate ...
  • Maine
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Summary

I enjoy helping clients with estate planning and probate administration of estates. I particularly like helping people plan for long-term care while protecting their assets for their families. Let me help you and your family plan for the years ahead.

Practice Areas
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maine
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1st Circuit
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Professional Experience
Principal
Eccher Law, LLC
- Current
Assistant Attorney General
Maine Office of the Attorney General
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HHS Division
Associate Attorney
Weeks & Hutchins, LLC
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Education
University of Maine - School of Law
J.D. (2014) | Law
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Honors: Pro Bono Publico Award
Activities: MAPIL, Health Law Association
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Boston University
MPH (1999) | Epidemiology and Biostatistics
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Vassar College
B.A. (1996) | Biology
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Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Activities: College Choir and Madrigal Singers
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Awards
Katahdin Counsel
Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Pro Bono Publico
University of Maine School of Law
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
- Current
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Maine State Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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19 Questions Answered

Q. My mom was married 33 years her husband passed on April 8th his son served her with eviction this week can he do that
A: It is possible that he can serve her with an eviction notice, especially if he was, in fact, added to the deed as a joint tenant before his father died. Whether the son is on the deed could be verified at the county Registry of Deeds (most records can be found online at http://www.maineregistryofdeeds.com/.) Fortunately, at least in the short term, evictions are on hold because of the new coronavirus. Beyond that, she should contact Legal Services for the Elderly at 1-800-750-5353 (www.mainelse.org) and/or Pine Tree Legal Services (which specializes in housing issues) at https://ptla.org/contact-us (the phone number would depend on her county). Both of these organizations offer free legal services. There is some question whether he was entitled to remove the safe. Under the new probate code, as his spouse, if there is no will, she would inherit everything in the probate estate (which would include anything in the safe, and the safe itself).
Q. When dhhs Adult protective services in maine they never closed the case after 30 days never called us or stepped in
A: The Adult Protective Services agency only gets involved in certain cases that meet a strict statutory framework. It is difficult to know, without more facts, whether the agency did anything wrong in this case. If you believe more should be done, you could try to get law enforcement involved; you could try for an emergency guardianship through the county Probate Court (if you believe the elder has lost capacity to make his or her own decisions); or you could call Adult Protective Services again at 1-800-624-8404.
Q. can A daughter of a ex husband who died 18 years ago get property of my mother deceased where she will’d everythingtome?
A: No. Your ex-stepsister would not have any claim to your mother's estate unless your mother had, at some point, left anything to her under a will. In this situation, where she "willed everything" to you, your ex-stepsister's only claim could be under a different or prior will, with which she may try to challenge the validity of the will you are presenting. If your mother had significant assets (more than $40,000), you need to apply to your mother's local Probate Court for her estate to be administered according to her will.
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161 Main St, Ste 1 - A
161 Main St, Ste 1 - A
PO Box 7
Winthrop, ME 04364
USA
Telephone: (207) 377-6966
Fax: (207) 377-2445
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