The estate planning and probate attorneys of McSwiney, Hankin-Birke, Wood & Christie, PC have extensive experience in providing lifetime and post-mortem estate, financial, and tax planning, as well as probate services.
We provide a full range of services in connection with the accumulation, preservation, and transfer of assets to families and other beneficiaries. Typical matters in which we are asked to help include succession planning for family business and investment assets, funding of educational opportunities for children and grandchildren through irrevocable trusts and other techniques, achieving financial and life goals, providing continuing care for individuals with special needs, and accomplishing important charitable objectives that an individual or family may have.
At the same time, we can help to accomplish these goals while minimizing taxes, avoiding probate, and maximizing retirement accumulations that are frequently subject both to income and estate taxes.
Our estate planning and probate attorneys also assist in the administration of estates and trusts of all sizes and, particularly, in dealing with issues involving litigation, closely-held businesses, and real estate investments.
Probate is the court-supervised process for settling a deceased person’s estate. Probate may or may not be necessary depending on how the deceased person’s assets were titled at the time of death. If the deceased person had a Revocable Living Trust, then the trust will need to be settled in a manner similar to probate but without the supervision of a probate court.
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Our New London NH firm’s services in this practice area include:
- Charitable Remainder Trusts and Charitable Lead Trusts
- Durable powers of attorney
- Dynasty trusts
- Probate estate and trust settlement
- Estate tax audits
- Estate tax returns
- Family limited liability companies
- Medicaid planning
- Prenuptial agreements
- Gift tax returns
- Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts and Grantor Retained Unitrusts
- Health Care Power of Attorney Advance Directive
- Private foundations
- Irrevocable trusts for children and grandchildren
- Life insurance trusts
- Qualified Domestic Trusts
- Qualified Personal Residence Trusts
- Revocable living trusts
PHONE: 603-526-6955 • FAX: 603-526-6485
TOLL FREE NUMBER: 877-896-6794
LOCATION: 280 Main Street New London, NH 03257
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