New Hampshire Estate Planning & Probate Attorney
Serving Clients Throughout New Hampshire
At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., our experienced estate planning lawyers and staff are available to help you sort out your estate planning or probate issues and figure out the best plan for you. The attorneys and staff in the estate and probate law group at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. have experience and expertise in all aspects of estate and probate law practice in New Hampshire
At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. our Attorneys and staff are dedicated to working with individuals and families in achieving the goals of asset protection, probate avoidance, estate tax savings and family business succession. Our services include estate planning and administration, creation of both revocable and irrevocable trusts, and postmortem planning. We prepare wills, durable powers of attorney, durable powers of attorney for health care, and living wills. We tailor our services to your needs from very basic to very complicated estate planning.
Estate Planning FAQ
We are often asked the following questions by prospective clients who find themselves in unfamiliar territory as they contemplate working with us:
What is asset protection?
Asset protection is a system for insuring that the maximum amount of your assets are transferred to the people you care about. We help you to achieve this goal through helping you avoid probate and minimizing both federal and state inheritance taxes.
What is family business succession?
Family owned businesses face unique problems due to the complexities of family relationships. Frequently, a family owned business is the most valuable asset. We work with families to insure that the business will continue after the first generation by asset valuation and careful planning.
Does everyone need a will?
If you want to insure that the people you care about inherit your assets, then you should have a will. Otherwise, the government creates an estate plan, called intestacy, for you. People you care about may not inherit your assets under the government created estate plan.
What is a durable power of attorney?
A durable power of attorney allows you to choose someone to manage your assets and pay your bills in the event of your disability or incapacity. Otherwise, if you become disabled or incapacitated, someone will have to petition a court to obtain the power to provide these services for you.
What are durable powers of attorney for health care and living wills?
A durable power of attorney for health care allows you to retain control over your own medical care during periods of incapacity through the prior designation of an individual to make health care decisions. A living will allows you to direct what measures will or will not be used to prolong your life in circumstances where there is no hope for recovery.