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  • Anonymous

    True friends (and family) stab you in the front!

  • Anonymous

    Mr. Green,

    I am so sorry this happened to you.  What a beautiful property you’ve built for yourself and how sad this is.  I hope you live out your days in the healing peace of God and nature.  That girl should beg you for forgiveness.  What a miserable disappointment. 

  • Anonymous

    glad he got the property back…..

  • Anonymous

    The state should go after the granddaughter for the back taxes as the property was in her possession at the time they were due, and because she is a scumbag for trying to take her grandfathers property.

    • Anonymous

       Simply “…because she is a scumbag…” is good enough in my book. It’s that sense of entitlement of others possessions once again instead of getting off their keester and going to work.

  • Anonymous

    The granddaughter makes me want to puke. But … isn’t this also an example of someone trying to manipulate the MaineCare system, which many people in the state and on this forum rail against? He was going to transfer the property so it would look like he didn’t have $$$ to pay for his medical expenses? Is that really fair to the rest of us, the hard working people who are paying the MaineCare bills?  If someone has a $200,000 asset that they hide, it looks like cheating to me. Maybe that is where the granddaughter learned it. Still, what she did is horrifying. I feel for him.

    • Anonymous

      He is living off ssi which includes medicare which pays for most of his  medical care. If he applys for mainecare , maine care will pay the differance medicare doesnt. People are allowed to to own property while on maincare and the state encourages anyone on medicare to apply for mainecare. I think an example of an elderly person transferring property applies when they enter a nursing home. It keeps tha state from suing the estate when the person dies.

    • Anonymous

      She’s a Masshole POS !!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Any property would need to be transferred at least seven years prior to the person’s death for the state to not take it once the person passes.  My father had MaineCare when he passed away and the state took his estate and my uncle’s estate (he had predeceased my dad by four years) to repay his medical bills.  Before my father was diagnosed with cancer, he had transferred my uncle’s estate to my sister and I, but since it hadn’t been seven years, the state took it.  He never knew this would all happen.  It was gut wrenching to watch the house my father built, that I grew up in, get taken away.  I understand why, but that doesn’t make it easier.  I’m glad this gentleman got things sorted out, especially living on his own in the home he built.  I can’t imagine family knowingly taking that away from him and being okay with it.  Greed is a scary thing.

      • Anonymous

        kimtastic13 – Seriously, how did you think your father’s medical expenses should be paid for?  Your dad had money in his estate to pay for his own medical expenses.  Do you really think us taxpayers should have paid for it instead, so that you could have your “inheritance”?  Your dad’s house wasn’t “taken away” from you – you never owned it.  It was sold so that your father could have the medical care he needed!  I’m content to have my tax dollars used to help the needy get medical care.  But a homeowner has financial assets.

        • Anonymous

          Wow, that was a little harsh.  I understand that his estate went to repay his medical debt and I do not disagree with it.  I was merely stating that even though WE knew it was going to happen, it was still hard to deal with.  I don’t give a damn about whether or not I got an inheritance.  I am glad that my father was able to battle his cancer two years longer than most with his diagnosis because of the treatments he received.  I was merely sharing that story in response to what someone else had posted.  Oh, and I DID own part of the land that my father’s house was on and I gave it up with the sale of his estate to help cover the costs by adding additional property value.

  • Anonymous

     And I won’t even comment on how unwise it is to put the address of an ill, elderly man in the paper, if you know what I mean…..

    • Anonymous

      This is probably a phony address I have friends in a small fishing village down east who when asked their address go one clam shell avenue nothin else is needed post office knows every one

      • Anonymous

        post off ce is NOT allowed to give out that info..go to the town office..someone could set up a bank acct for him for taxes..just a suggestion

        • Anonymous

          Sorry but you can go into any post office and get a list of every address in that zip code

          • Anonymous

            I don’t so

          • Anonymous

            you may be able to get an a street..but they will not and can not tell you where someone lives or if some certain person lives there

  • Anonymous

    Bravo  to Arthur Green for having  the grit to tell his story and to  Legal Services for the Elderly for helping him. I have no appropriate words for the granddaughter–except “grand,” she certainly is not…

  • Kevin Grant

    What a disgusting thing for family to do.

  • Anonymous

    We’ll treat ya like family …….. maybe bettah……..

  • Anonymous

    write a new will and leave everything to charity.

  • Brooks is a small town that is surrounded by small towns, Jackson, Dixmont, Monroe, Thorndike and Waldo if I am not mistaken…  All of these towns are full of hard working people that don’t appreciate the ”entitled” attitude…  I hope she gets run out of town, sooner than later…

  • Anonymous

    Randall Pond is a wonderful place to retire to, quiet, clean, good neighbors. Enjoy your retirement Mr. Green.

    • Anonymous

       While Randall Pond in Brooks is also nice, Mr. Green is looking to retire on Sanborn Pond, which is very close to the Waldo town line. I grew up a few miles from there. The Bear Trap is where I learned to swim as a child. I know well the peace that Mr. Green will enjoy there.  And, unlike some people, he has EARNED it.

  • Anonymous

    How sad. And where in this article does it say, “he transferred his estate to gain MaineCare?” Its making a reference to what other elderly people to to gain MaineCare. Not Mr.Green.

  • Xerxies

    This is horrible, how in the world could a person justify doing this to anyone, let alone family…

    I’d like to help Mr. Green pay his back taxes… Perhaps someone here could point me in the right direction?

    • Anonymous

      Send a check with a letter explaining what you want done with the money to the town office.

    • Anonymous

      Barbara Moody, Treasurer
      Brooks Town Office
      PO Box 5
      Brooks Maine, 04921

    • Anonymous

      What an amazing thing to do, Kudos to you!!

    • Anonymous

      Awesome!!! 

  • Anonymous

    Seems to be a rash of ‘grandkids assuming their inheritance’.Same thing is going on with a friends mother.Her grandson  swindeled her but hard.Luckily,there are excellent lawyers on senior’s sides,and Maine has a double reimbursement rule…So 10k turns into 20k…

  • Anonymous

    Anyone know the address of the town and if we sent a few bucks towards his back taxes could the accept? id love to send a few …won’t be a lot but id send something! Thank you to the elderly services who helped him!

    • Anonymous

      PO Box 5 Brooks Maine, 04921… Barbara Moody is the treasurer. 

  • Anonymous

    Funny,her Facebook page says that she enjoys”shopping” and This message below…kinda ironic…

    Don’t take a good woman for granted. Someday someone will come along and appreciate what you didn’t. ♥……..

    • Anonymous

      She’s a Masshole POS !!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      One of her interests is also “spending time with family”… Trash.

  • Anonymous

    Well…..Massholes will be Massholes….surprised???? NOT !!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Someone dosent like people born in Mass? They are not all like that ya know. My neighbor’s grandson was born and raised Belfast Maine…And that didnt stop him from stealing from “Gramma”…

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, I’m from Mass originally and this turns my stomach. Pretty sure it’s not a geographical thing :)

  • Anonymous

    The old lady next to me had almost the same thing happen to her, only it was the grand daughter cleaned out the old ladies bank account, way over $200,000. The old lady found out because her monthly bills were returned to her because the checks bounced . This kid did not even leave $50 bucks to pay the light bill, then the grand daughter made the old lady feel so bad for her she would not press charges against the grand daughter . I would have tossed her in jail myself, what is with these kids these days. Family does not matter to people any more!

  • Anonymous

    Hope they use u right

  • Anonymous

    Wow. I can’t imagine even considering doing this to my grandparents, it’s despicable. Although I will say that after my Grandmother’s passing there was certainly some greed and mismanagement by other family members, and it broke my heart. At least she wasn’t around to see the greed. It’s terrible this man had to live through this betrayal, I’m just astonished at the gaul of this young lady. Jut terrible.

  • Anonymous

    The way to protect yourself in this case is to draw up the deed with a Life Estate that allows you to live there. Then it can’t be sold out from under you.

    • That’s what he thought was happening but he didn’t have legal counsel, and the sleaze ball granddaughter and her sleaze ball lawyer didn’t write it up like that. 

  • Anonymous

    So let me get this straight. He signs over the deed in order to hide assets from MaineCare and Medicaid and then the granddaughter takes advantage of him. Sounds like they are both criminals.

    • Anonymous

      So…. only the Government can steal legally.

    • Anonymous

      Deeding property to someone else but retaining a life estate is a very common thing.  It is not stealing.  I work as a paralegal and we do it everyday.  It lessens the burden for the future wondering if you’re going to get denied MaineCare simply because you own a house. 

  • Anonymous

    I tip my hat to Mr Green.  If I were him I’d leave a carefully worded letter to my family and my properties to Legal Services for the Elderly!

  • Anonymous

    There was a time when the children and grandchildren took care of the ederly in their family.

  • Anonymous

    I say screw the family. he could negotiate with a charity and get life rights and payment of his back taxes or maybe a charitable yrust could be set up to give him life rights and even some income or he could get a reverse mortgage.

    The family has demonstrated their disregard through out right fraud or their overlooking what was going on.

  • Holman Day wrote about this 100 years ago. 

    Don’t give up your farm.

    I can see where this would happen in a family that was raised to believe that life is about “Me First.” If you’re old enough, you have seen kids who have been taught to be greedy.

    Yes, there is also such a thing as a bad seed — the kid who goes against everything he/she has been taught. 

    Wouldn’t it be fun to know to which political party grandfather and his favorite granddaughter belong? As someone who is interested in what people do and why they do it, I’d like to know.

    The humble Farmer
    .

  • Anonymous

    She wanted to “live off the money” from the sale?!  What about going out and finding a JOB! Good for you Mr. Green for standing up for yourself and fighting back,, . She  is a real piece of work.

  • Anonymous

    For the people who would like to help Mr. Green with the back taxes the address for the Brooks Town office is

    Barbara Moody, Treasurer
    Brooks Town Office
    PO Box 5
    Brooks, Maine 04921

  • Anonymous

    what a slime ball she is –  people such as herself need to be deported to a faraway island!  my own sister screwed myself and three siblings of much of our parent’s estate holdings — what a tragedy!!

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like it’s time for a reverse mortgage so this man can live large and spend everything while he’s alive and leave nothing behind for the vultures.

  • Anonymous

    What a dispicable human being she is!  So cruel & it goes on everyday.   What comes around goes around as she has found out.

  • Anonymous

    Karma.  I hope it hits her like a ton of lead one day

  • Anonymous

    Thank goodness I have no such valuable property and no such (so-called) “family”.

    I didn’t get nearly as far as Arthur Green did – into finishing off a nice home.

    MDHS can certainly have my shack-in-the-woods, but I feel sorry for them, they probably wouldn’t make much, if anything from selling it off. It’s only worthy of demolition and (minimal) scrap salvage.

  • Anonymous

    That granddaughter sounds like one of those ‘How am I gunna feed ma chil’en?’ Layabouts. I’m glad some good legal advice came his way and sent Ms. Food Stamps packing.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for a very well done article, Abigail Curtis.

  • Anonymous

    This is a sad story and my heart goes out to Mr. Greene. But at the root of it is greed. The granddaughter saw a chance to outwit both granddad and MaineCare. And Mr. Greene probably thought he was outfoxing MaineCare as well since he expected to live in his house as long as he needed to (or until his death). I can see why someone would be reluctant to hire an attorney if the purpose of a property transfer is rooted in an illegal action. People with assets are quick to criticize those who have none and qualify for MaineCare etc. Yet given a chance to enjoy their assests and those very benefits intended for the poor, many people jump at the chance to qualify for them.

  • Many thanks to the Legal Services for the Elderly, see there are a lot of good lawyers out there.
    It is sad, but most of the greed relative to estates come from with in family, we read about it every day.

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