Here are some examples of questions our attorneys often answer.
Even if we can't help you, we may be able to refer you to another legal resource, like Volunteer Lawyers Project or a private attorney at a reduced rate.
If you are an older Mainer who needs legal help, call our Helpline at 1-800-750-5353. Our Helpline is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- Noon and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
When you call, you will talk to our intake paralegal. Our paralegal will ask you for some basic information about yourself and your legal problem.
One of our Helpline attorneys will call you back. If it is not an emergency, you will typically get a call back within three to five working days. It's very helpful to be ready with any important papers and other information when the lawyer calls.
If you are calling for an older person who needs legal help, we will need their permission before we can talk with you about the legal problem. For more information about this, please read Understanding the Four C's of Elder Law Ethics. Get printer-friendly .pdf version. This is a publication of the American Bar Association.
What if I need more information?
While you're visiting our website, you can go to our Elder Rights Handbook to learn more about common elder law issues. In addition, our Web Links can be your portal to information on the internet on a wide range of topics that are important to older people.
If you can't find what you're looking for on our website, you can call our Helpline and talk with one of our attorneys about your questions. They can point you in the right direction or even give you an answer when you call. We also have many printed publications on a variety of topics that we can mail to you.