The Brennan & Rogers, PLLC Journal 
July 2020 Edition
Current Office Procedures
In the ever-changing landscape in which we find ourselves due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we wanted to remind you of our current office procedures.

We are open during the Pandemic and here to make sure you are prepared, utilizing remote services and responsible social distancing measures.

The office door will be locked. If you have documents you would like us to review in advance of a meeting, please send them via e-mail, US Mail, fax, or drop them in the locked box outside our main office door to the left.  

We offer remote pre-signing document reviews, and by telephone or video conference. We offer outdoor signings in York and, in Kennebunk, we offer meetings and signings with a glass door barrier.

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are crediting your consultation fees toward document fees. We are also including one (1) Transfer on Death Deeds (TODD), which are new to Maine as part of any basic estate plan. You can read about TODD’s on  Smilie’s Blog

We will do our best to accommodate client situations during this time by offering clients the ability to pay over time on a case by case basis.

Please call (207) 361-4680 for a virtual appointment or to speak with us at any time.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please stay safe and be well. We look forward to talking with and seeing you soon.

Limited-Time Free Virtual Meet & Greet Sessions
Reserve Your Free Virtual Meet & Greet Session with One of Our Attorneys,
Smilie G. Rogers, Esq., or
Mary Kathryn Brennan, Esq.
Allow us to introduce you to ourselves and the basic concepts surrounding estate planning. Learn more about Revocable Trusts (“Living Trusts”), Transfer on Death Deeds ( a ka TODD which you can also read about in Smilie’s Blo g ), Advance Healthcare Directives, Powers of Attorney, Wills, and and their importance under normal circumstances, but more so now during the pandemic.

*During a Virtual Meet & Greet, our lawyers cannot give specific legal answers or advice, and sessions shall not constitute the formation of an attorney-client relationship. Sessions last for thirty (30) minutes. 
Availability with Smilie

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
  1. First private session 4:30 pm- 5:00 pm
  2. Second private session: 5:05 pm - 5:35 pm 

Availability with Mary Kathryn

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
  1. First private session 5:00 pm- 5:30 pm
  2. Second private session 5:35 pm- 6:05 pm 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020  
  1. First private session 4:30 pm- 5:00 pm
  2. Second private session
5:05 pm - 5:35 pm 
Coronavirus and Ageism
The Question:

Evident in both the overall response to the virus and lack of protective equipment allocated to nursing homes, why is it that one of our nations' most vulnerable population is the one that is seemingly the least protected from Coronavirus?

The Answer?
Final Federal/State Income Tax Reminders!
Federal Income Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines!
The filing and payment deadline for Federal Income Taxes is Wednesday, July 15, 2020!
State of Maine Income Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines!
The filing and payment deadline for Maine State Income Taxes is Wednesday, July 15, 2020!
By protecting yourself, you are protecting others!
Wash your hands!
The most current information available suggests the most effective way to protect ourselves at this time is by simply washing your hands and wearing a face covering. Believe it or not, there is a correct way to wash your hands. Our December Newsletter featured National Handwashing Awareness Week and explained the proper method of washing your hands along with other vital information. We didn't know at the time just how relevant this information would be. Read our December issue below and view our archives on our website. We also invite you to forward our December newsletter to help spread awareness about the importance of proper handwashing.
Bill Nye Demonstrates the Effectiveness of a Face Covering
(Because who doesn't love Bill Nye?)
Helpful Links
Some of these we have received from our clients! If you find something you think may be useful, please forward them to either Smilie or Kim . We will make sure they get shared with others!
General Information

End of Life

Free Advance Health Care Directive published by the Maine Hospital Association - Maine requires two witnesses to witness it and having it notarized is preferable. We encourage you to print, fill it out and please forward this to anyone you think would find this information useful.


Religious Services Available Online

The Parish of the Ascension of the Lord which collectively consists of St. Rafael's, St. Christopher's and Our Lady of the Angels live stream their Masses via Facebook and are now taking Reservations for live Masses.

The Eliot Baptist Church has also moved their services online.

Temple Israel in Portsmouth, NH is beginning to hold outdoor services.

Organization of Personal Information
Our "Day After Guide" is available on our website for free to help you organize your everyday information.

Current Maine Executive Orders
July Tidal Chart for York

York area beaches are open again to all activities bringing some sense of normalcy back to our area. Enjoy the sun, sand and surf in a responsible manner !
Stores Offering special hours for the Senior Citizen and At-Risk population
These and other stores may also be limiting the amount of people in the store at one time in order to promote proper social distancing! Be prepared! This list could be changing daily so please check with the store before you go!

1) BJ's Wholesale Club
(Members 60+)
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
8:00 am -9:00 am

(First Responders)
8:00 am- 9:00 am

2) Hannaford
(60+ and those who are immune-compromised)
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
7:00 am -8:00 am

3) Market Basket
(60 years+)
6:00 am -7:00 am

4) Shaw's
(seniors citizens, immune-compromised, at-risk, pregnant, etc...)
Tuesdays and Thursdays
7:00 am - 9:00 am

5) Target
(65+, pregnant and those with underlying health conditions)
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
First hour the store is open
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279 York Street
P.O. Box 467
York, Maine 03909

(207) 361-4680

Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday: By appointment
Sunday: Closed

*Satellite office located in  
Kennebunk, Maine   is staffed for scheduled appointments made through the York office only *
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279 York Street (PO Box 467) 
York, Maine 03909 (207) 361-4680 
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