Areas of Practice

Real Estate:

Ron Aseltine has over 20 years of experience as a Real Estate Attorney in the Western Maine foothills area.  He has personally searched thousands of titles, and closed almost as many real estate transactions.  He is timely, with a goal of being ready for closing within 2 weeks of receiving a request for a title.  If needed, faster service can also be arranged.  He is an agent for First American Title Insurance Company.  Services that can be provided by him or through Foothills Title Company include the following:

  • Title Searches
  • Real Estate Closings
  • Title Insurance
  • Deeds
  • Mortgages
  • Owner Financing
  • Foreclosures
  • Easements
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Evictions

Probate:

We believe every client is unique. Each one has needs that must be heard. We carefully listen to those needs, and prepare estate plans, wills, trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Directives with those needs in mind. Our firm can also assist with:

  • Probate of estates
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Adoptions
  • Maine Care Planning
  • Family Real Estate

Collections:

Our firm is known as one of the most experienced and sophisticated collection law firms in Maine. We have handled thousands of cases, ranging from a few hundred dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Our clients include hospital and medical providers, as well as financial institutions, credit unions, contractors, print media, and a multi-state heavy equipment dealer. We know that getting a judgment is only part of the job. Obtaining assets or attaching income to satisfy the judgment is critical. We also recognize the statutory limits on creditors’ collection efforts, and therefore can work with debtors to get the maximum amount of recovery possible for clients despite limited income and assets.

 We process collections using sophisticated collection software and experienced staff. The software includes a calendaring system to alert our attorney and staff of approaching deadlines, court dates and to timely follow-up with debtors. We work to ensure that there is a smooth transition from when the client refers a debt to our office to when funds are actually paid.  We provide clients with a detailed quarterly or monthly remittance and action item report, indicating the status of the debts during that period. We also have the flexibility to create numerous reports, depending upon the needs of the client.

 In addition, we understand our obligations as a debt collector under the Fair Debt Collection and Practices Act, and thus we use the utmost of care to maintain confidentiality of both client and debtor records.

 Not only can our office help with collection of bad debts, we can successfully foreclose on mortgaged property, and assist with repossessions of secured personal property.

Corporations:

Small business is the backbone of the Western Maine economy. Properly establishing a business and keeping it in good standing can mean the difference between success and failure. Whether you want to form a company for liability or tax purposes, we can help you form a business corporation or limited liability company to meet your needs.

Family Law:

We are keenly aware that divorce or parental rights litigation will have long lasting effects not only on the parties, but also the children. We carefully help a client get to the day when they have a fair and equitable order, with clear rights and responsibilities, so that they can begin the rest of their life.   Attorney Aseltine has over 20 years experience as a rostered Guardian ad Litem (child advocate).

Personal Injury:

Being injured in an accident leads to financially and emotionally stressful times during recovery.  It may also lead to permanent disabilities and disfigurement.  We successfully assist clients to obtain monies from settlements or trials arising out of:

  • Auto accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Negligence
  • Product liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Wrongful Death

 When expert assistance in a special area is needed, some of the most experienced litigation attorneys in the state are willing to associate with our firm.

Bankruptcy:

Injury, illness, job loss, divorce or other unforseen events can lead to severe financial problems to which there may seem to be no answer.  In those cases, Bankruptcy may be the only method to truly get “back on your feet.”  Bankruptcy Law has several unique provisions, that we can help you navigate.  With a Chapter 7 filing, our firm can help people in financial trouble get a fresh start with their life. We use software that allows us to spot problem areas easily and address them prior to filing. We assist consumers to legally discharge debts and provide financial education to help them in the future.

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