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...have questions and concerns about Joint Ownership of property and accounts in their estate plans. In joint ownership, two or more persons share an undivided fractional ownership in property with rights of survivorship. This mechanism is effective for avoiding probate, because the property passes automatically upon the death of one…

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Attorney Michael J. Fontaine, a director and shareholder of Welts, White, and Fontaine, serves on the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Committee on Cooperation with the Courts and was recently named as the Committee’s liaison to both the Family Law and Workers’ Compensation Sections of the N.H. Bar. As a liaison,…

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This blog is intended for informational use only. The information contained herein should not be construed as offering legal advice or a legal opinion. A Merrimack, New Hampshire estate planning clients asked about the selection of a guardian in their wills. Appointing a guardian for minor children can be a…

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