Daniel J. Eccher

Daniel J. Eccher

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

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
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Fees
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  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maine
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1st Circuit
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Professional Experience
Managing Shareholder
Levey, Wagley, Putman & Eccher, PA
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Principal
Eccher Law, LLC
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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
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Maine State Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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21 Questions Answered
Q. Is a Living Trust good for me.
A: Your situation seems to lend itself to a "testamentary trust" - that is, setting up a trust for the benefit of your brother in your will. That way, your estate could benefit him for the rest of his life (if he survives you), and you could say where the remainder goes after he passes away - sort of a "win-win." You should definitely talk to a lawyer about helping you achieve your estate planning goals, especially because you do not want your nephew to inherit from you (which he likely would if you do not carefully prepare an estate plan).
Q. What do you do when a you cannot find a deceased persons deed to home and title to car?
A: In Maine, most deeds are available online at the county registry's web site: http://www.maineregistryofdeeds.com/ A replacement for a lost car title can be requested from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles: https://www.maine.gov/online/bmv/mvtr/ It may be helpful to consult with a lawyer, especially if the real estate is part of the deceased person's probate estate.
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).
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161 Main St, Ste 1 - A
161 Main St, Ste 1 - A
PO Box 7
Winthrop, ME 04364
Telephone: (207) 377-6966
Fax: (207) 377-2445
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