Perreault Law Office, P.L.L.C. can prepare all necessary documents for estate planning, including but not limited to:
A Will is essential to Estate Planning. It allows you to establish terms to the distribution of your estate after death, rather than allow distribution pursuant to New Hampshire intestacy law. Though you may have outlined instructions for your death and discussed your wishes with your family, failure to create a legally binding Will can leave decisions about your estate to be determined by the state, or at a minimum, may complicate the distribution of your assets as you intended.
Benefits of a Will Include:
Guardianship of Minors: You are able to name a guardian for your children in your Will, insuring that, in the event of your death, your child is cared for by the person of your choosing.
Distribution of Property: A Will affords you the choice of specifically outlining how and to whom your estate and assets are distributed after death.
Executor: An executor is the individual who will handle the probate and distribution of your estate and assets after death. A Will allows you to name a trustworthy individual, rather than allow it to fall to a family member who may not be equipped to handle the stress and responsibility of the role.
Considering options for end of life care can be a distressing process. Worries about who will make medical decisions in the case of incapacitation, complex medical procedures, life support and what will happen after death are common. A Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare allows these decisions to be made before a medical emergency arises. A Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare is a document that allows you to:
Name a trusted individual to make medical decisions on your behalf in the case of mental or physical incapacitation
State the circumstances in which you would like to stop receiving life support
Specifiy how you would like your remains to be disposed of, including organ donation
A Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare removes unknowns and lets you take control of your end of life care! Our small office size means you'll always been talking to real, understanding individuals and know that your care is our priority!
A Financial Power of Attorney is a document that allows another individual to make financial decisions on your behalf. Similar to a Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare, it is intended to ease stress on you and your family, especially in times of crisis. You decide the degree of power that your agent has over financial decisions, and your agent must act in your best interest at all times.
Tasks typically handled by agent:
Paying bills, taxes and medical expenses
Managing financial accounts and real estate assets
Investing on your behalf
Transferring and selling assets
At Perreault Law Office, we know what a important decision setting up your estate plan can be. We will walk beside you through the entire process to make sure your estate plan is crafted to your exact specifications and legally airtight!
Revocable trusts are an essential part of estate planning and is intended to avoid probate after your death. Revocable trusts have the ability to be revoked or amended while you (the Grantor) are still alive. You remain in control of your assets during our lifetime as the Trustee of your trust, and your assets do not pass to your beneficiaries until after your death, at which point the trust becomes irrevocable, or unable to be changed. An important step to utilizing your trust to the fullest potential is to fund your trust during your lifetime with your assets. We will assist you with the funding of your trust once it is signed.