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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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This question was posed by a Nashua area probate client who recently lost a close friend. Unfortunately, his friend died without a will or any immediate family members. When a person dies owning property in his own name and has no Will, the property left behind must pass through probate…

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...about the use of an irrevocable trust and qualifying for Medicaid. Many clients have legitimate concerns about the use of an irrevocable trust in their estate plans. In short, the use of irrevocable trusts should be used only in those situations in which the client is prepared to give up…

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...have questions regarding treatment of the primary home, trusts and jointly owned property in elder law/nursing home context. Many of our estate planning clients have elderly family members who are confronted with the possibility of nursing home care. Questions regarding specific types of assets and Medicaid qualification are common. In…

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