Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Wills, Trusts, and Probate

Instructor:  Randolph Mailloux

  • Thursday Afternoon
  • 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Have you explored a sensible plan to handle your affairs in the event of your disability or death? In this eminently practical course on estate planning, we will look at the probate process, guardianships, conservatorships, wills, and trusts. We will also explore a variety of strategies to see that your wishes are fulfilled without burdening your survivors. We will open with a quick review of the history of the probate process and then discuss wills, trusts and other ancillary documents, what they can accomplish, and issues in their drafting. We will discuss specific types of trusts and explain their purposes, i.e., Medicaid planning, general estate disposition, and special needs. The ultimate goal of the class is to provide a thorough background so participants can prepare estate plans. Remember, it is not if…but when… .

Randy Mailloux has practiced law in Waldo County for more than 40 years. He grew up in Belfast, earned a Bachelor of Science at the University of Maine at Orono, and Juris Doctoris from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. He has also received specialized training from the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, ElderCounsel, and the National Judicial College. From 1997 through 2004, he served as Waldo County Probate Judge. He has also served as President of the Waldo County Bar Association, Maine State Representative to the National College of Probate Judges, and President of the Maine Probate Judges Assembly. Randy has been involved in many civic organizations over the years. He spearheaded the Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County and currently serves as its president.