Do I need an estate plan? What if someone dies without a will?

“Dying intestate” means a person dies without a valid and operative will. All 50 states have enacted laws that determine where your property will go should you die intestate. If you fail to pla…

What Are The Rights Of A “Common Law Spouse” Under NH Trusts and Estates Law?

Recently, a 78 year old client who had been living with his 74 year old girlfriend for several years posed a similar question:  Does my live-in girlfriend “have rights” to a claim against my estate…

What is a Revocable Trust and How Does this Estate Planning Instrument Work?

A revocable trust is one type of trust. Trusts present many estate planning opportunities. The key feature of a revocable trust is that it may be revoked or amended at any time. Other trusts cannot…

Does Medicare Pay for Long Term Care?

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One of the more common questions we are asked by our estate planning clients (usually on behalf of an aging parent or loved one) involves long term care expenses and to what degree they are paid fo…

Applying for Guardianship or Conservatorship

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“I need information about the process to apply for a Guardianship or a Conservatorship. Can you please provide this information?” Answer: To initiate a guardianship or conservatorship, an intereste…

Power of Attorney

“My unmarried brother’s mental state is declining.  Does he need a Power of Attorney since everything is currently in his name?” Answer:  Having a Power of Attorney is essential for protecting your…

Annie Get Your Guntrust

Knowledgeable New Hampshire estate planning attorneys have recently been counseling the owners of NFA (National Firearms Act) weapons to create separate “NFA” or “Gun” trusts for their Title II NFA…

Proceed With Caution Before Downsizing Your Home Too Early!

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The family home is typically one of the larger assets owned by older married couples or single people who consult with our firm for elder law and estate planning. Many of these clients have utilize…


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