Revocable trusts are common estate planning tools in New Hampshire. The trust is established by someone known as a “grantor” (i.e. the person who transfers assets into the trust) and in most instances is also a beneficiary of the trust. When the grantor dies, the trust does not automatically terminate.…

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It’s a common occurrence: one driver yields the right of way and waves another driver into traffic. Most of the time, the first motorist is doing a favor to the second driver by allowing them to go. And most of the time, the act is greatly appreciated. It is even…

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business succession planning

Nashua Business Owner Has Questions The Covid-19 pandemic has created a new sense of urgency in the local business community to implement or update their business succession plans.  A comprehensive business succession plan will increase the chances that a business will survive the retirement, disability, or death of its owner.…

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Assuming life insurance proceeds are excluded from her estate.  Many clients believe that insurance proceeds are tax-free.  That is correct as far as income taxes are concerned, but not for estate taxes.  The reality is that the proceeds of all life insurance policies owned by you are included in your…

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Paycheck Protection Program

On June 3rd, the U.S. Senate passed the House version of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020. The President is expected to sign shortly. This bill extends and clarifies some of the provisions regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that was included in the original CARES Act. The…

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Disputes with neighbors are, unfortunately, a not-uncommon occurrence. They can be unpleasant, stressful, and sometimes escalate into a lawsuit. One category of neighbor dispute involves trees. Many folks take the trees on their property for granted --- they exist and serve a purpose, but we don’t think too much about…

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By Executive Order on May 15, 2020, Governor Sununu extended through June 5, 2020 the prohibition of residential and commercial evictions first announced in his Emergency Order #4. Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-04, the following exceptions are currently the only permissible grounds for eviction: 1.a.   Eviction Proceedings initiated against an individual…

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