New Hampshire Trust, Estate, and Guardianship Attorneys
Experienced in Trusts, Estates, Probate & Guardianships
Whether you are looking for a simple will or more complex estate planning, routine estate administration or representation in a probate dispute involving a declining adult or following the death of a loved one, or assistance navigating the complex world of Medicaid long term care eligibility, our experienced lawyers and staff are available to provide you with guidance and high-quality representation.
Our services include estate planning and estate and trust administration, creation of both revocable and irrevocable trusts, Medicaid planning, and business succession planning. We prepare wills, durable powers of attorney, durable powers of attorney for health care, and living wills. We represent clients in guardianship and probate proceedings, including routine probate administration and high-stakes probate litigation. We tailor our services to your needs.
Matters We Handle
Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. is equipped to handle the full range of trust, estate, probate, and guardianship matters, from the simple to the complex, including the following and more:
- Wills, Trusts & Powers of Attorney
- Probate Litigation
- Estate & Trust Administration
- Elder Law & Medicaid Planning
New Hampshire Estate Planning FAQ
We are often asked the following questions by prospective clients as they contemplate working with us:
What is asset protection?
Asset protection is a means of ensuring that your assets are preserved for your benefit during your lifetime, and ultimately transferred to your family members and others you care about. We help you to achieve this goal through setting up simple and more complex trust arrangements, avoiding probate, and minimizing inheritance taxes.
What is Medicaid Planning?
Medicaid planning is a form of asset protection planning focused specifically on ensuring the maximum possible preservation of your assets in the event you or your spouse needs nursing home care.
What is family business succession?
Family owned businesses face unique problems due to the complexities of family relationships. Frequently, a family owned business is an estate’s most valuable asset. Our business and estate planning attorneys work together with families to ensure that a business can continue after the first generation through 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, known as a guardianship.
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.
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