New Hampshire Asset Protection Trust

Asset protection trusts are created for a variety of important estate planning purposes. Typically the primary purpose for using a trust has been for probate avoidance, minimizing taxation or providing for the management of property held for the benefit of certain beneficiaries. Planning opportunities in which the benefits of using…

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New Hampshire’s Answer to Punitive Damages The term “punitive damages” has entered the mainstream, so most non-lawyers are familiar with the definition: essentially, monetary damages awarded by a jury for the purpose of punishing the defendant for egregious wrongdoing. Many people may be surprised to learn that punitive damages are…

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Traps for the Unwary Abound! Many of our firm’s Nashua area commercial/business landlords and tenants have questions and concerns about how best to resolve disputes. Mediation is one option. Mediation is available throughout the New Hampshire judicial system, from small claim actions to Supreme Court appeals. However, court-sanctioned mediation is…

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The treatment of money allocated to goodwill and non-compete agreement in business sales concerned a Nashua area small business owner. The business owner had been working with a business intermediary (business broker) to sell her business. The attorneys were brought in very late in the transaction. Until that time, for…

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Q: Estate planning client has concerns about whether her former spouse can still inherit her assets? A client had been through a divorce several years before coming to our office for a will, trust and some business transition strategy advice. During marriage she had built up a profitable business, and…

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Around 2.5 million people in the United States are injured in car crashes every year, including 30,000 fatalities. New Hampshire generally sees over 100 car accident deaths per year. Many car accidents are caused by rear-end collisions. It is estimated that there are 1.7 million rear-end collisions per year in…

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