About this guide

This document was developed under CA-AD-06-213, a cooperative agreement between the University of Southern Maine and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. This cooperative agreement was funded under grant CFDA 93.779 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

The contents and opinions expressed in this guide are the authors' and no endorsement by the University of Southern Maine or the funding sources is intended or should be inferred.

Please note that this guide is not intended as legal advice, particularly since the laws change from time to time and because there might be other factors involved which go beyond the scope of this guide. If you have any questions about how the law applies to a specific situation, you should consult a lawyer or Register of Probate. Photographs include models and are used for illustrative purposes only.

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