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The Dahar Law Firm handles all forms of personal estate planning. The firm assists it's clients with Wills, Living Wills, and Trusts and works with its clients to minimize estate taxes.  The firm also handles all matters heard before the probate court including guardianship matters and Administration of Estates. A properly drafted Will and Estate Plan can save families from financial and emotional costs in the future.  Having legally enforceable Medical Powers of Attorney and Living Wills ensure that in times of need an appropriate family member or friend will be able to act on your behalf. 

Estate Planning: for you and your family’s future in the event of your death is one of the most important actions you can take in your lifetime. Without a plan, your assets may not be distributed according to your wishes. While not always an easy task, our lawyers can help guide you through the process.

Wills: Do you need a new Will?  If you’ve recently married, had a child, divorced, inherited money, purchased a home, or experienced another major life change, now is the perfect time to create or revisit your Will.  Our firm suggest re-visiting your will when your life changes. Living Will: In the State of New Hampshire a person can designate their intentions relative to receiving life support. A living will makes your intentions clear loved ones and medical staff.Powers of Attorney: In New Hampshire a person can designate a spouse, family member or friend to hold their power of attorney for a number of reasons.

Most often a power of attorney is created so that if a loved one becomes incapacitated the spouse or family member can take care of them by use of the power of attorney to access bank accounts or transfer assets. Specific Powers of Attorney can be created for specific reasons or to address specific assets such as a stock portfolio or a piece of real estate.Medical Power of Attorney: In New Hampshire one can also execute a medical power of attorney which will allow a spouse or loved one to make medical decisions or your behalf as to care and treatment should you become incapacitated.Trust: Generally Trusts can be created for any purpose and any number of beneficiaries.

Assets can be placed in trust for the benefit of a spouse, minor child, friend or even a charity. The types a legal effect of trusts are numerous and much of the legal effect of a trust has depends on how the funds are placed in trust. For example, generally if a trust is revocable meaning the money can be taken back by the person forming the trust then these assets are not always protected from a creditor.

A lawyer should be consulted relative to placing any assets in trusts.Jointly Held Assets: One decision a Lawyer can assist with is the decision on how to hold assets. If avoiding probate court upon death is a goal our lawyers can discuss how to address these issues now.

Dahar Law Firm
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