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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New Hampshire’s recently adopted law on access to and administration of a deceased person’s “digital assets” provides some clarity on a complex issue. Terms of service agreements and privacy policies govern access to social media and email accounts, and most expire when a user dies and are not transferable. Surviving family members…

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What Are Motivating Factors For Estate Planning And Business Planning? A recent client consultation touched on the “whys” of estate planning and business planning. As in, what do most people want to accomplish when they come in to our offices? Here is my unofficial “top five” list. 1. Incapacity planning…

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Effective January 1, 2018, NH adopted a version of the Uniform Power of Attorney Act. One of the more important provisions under the new law is that banks and financial institutions are prevented from arbitrarily refusing to accept powers of attorney. Bank and investment company refusals to accept powers of…

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