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Trust Attorneys Dover NH

Setting up a trust on your will is a complicated matter that should be handled with the help of an estate planning and trust attorney. Make it easy on your trust beneficiaries and take care of your estate planning ahead of time. An experienced trust attorney can help you save on estate tax. Please scroll down to learn more and get access to the estate planning and trust attorneys in Dover, NH listed below.

Duncan A. McEachern
(207) 439-4881
10 Walker Street
Kittery, ME
Specialties
State, Local And Municipal Law, Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate, Personal Injury, Probate
Education
University of Maine School of Law,University of New Hampshire,St. Mary's University
State Licensing
Maine

Smilie Gregg Rogers
(207) 363-5208
16A WOODBRIDGE RD
YORK, ME
Specialties
Estate Planning, Probate, Tax, Trusts, Real Estate
Education
University of Oregon School of Law,University of Washington School of Law,University of Oregon
State Licensing
Maine, Virginia, Washington

Arthur H Dumas
(207) 324-1800
51 Cottage St.
Sanford, ME
Specialties
Personal Injury, Workers Compensation, Social Security, Real Estate, Probate
Education
New England School of Law,Georgetown University
State Licensing
Maine

Sarah E. Cox
(603) 742-2332
PO BOX 608 255 WASHINGTON ST
DOVER, NH
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Bainbridge D. Testa
(800) 363-7186
561 Central Avenue
Dover, NH
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Denis Patrick Dillon
(603) 334-6921
100 MARKET ST UNIT 301
PORTSMOUTH, NH
Specialties
Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate
State Licensing
Massachusetts

David J Ballou
(207) 363-5300
408 US Route 1, 2nd Floor
York, ME
Specialties
Real Estate, Probate, Trusts, Estate Planning, Corporate
Education
Suffolk University Law School,Colby College
State Licensing
Maine

Keith R Patterson
(207) 324-4396
902 Main Street P.O. Box 232
Sanford, ME
Specialties
Litigation, Corporate, Real Estate, Probate, Estate Planning
Education
University of Maine School of Law,Colby College
State Licensing
Maine

Sarah L Fisher Fuller
(603) 742-6131
PO Box 70
Dover, NH
State Licensing
Massachusetts

Alfred Catalfo Jr.
450 Central Ave
Dover, NH
Education
BOSTON UNIV
State Licensing
Tennessee

Trust

Q: I have created and revised my wills in the past. The issue is that, as a single person, I'm having trouble finding an executor for my will. I don't trust my sister to carry out my instructions and, sadly, I also don't believe my parents would be good either. Other than friends, are there any other options for establishing an executor for your will? I want to make sure I get someone who will carry out my instructions without bias, self-interest, greed or questions. If there aren't any options, what would you suggest given the scenario?

 

I commend you for your foresight in both creating and updating your will. Your advance planning now will likely save your intended beneficiaries time, confusion and angst in the future. As you believe your sister or parents might not be appropriate executors for your will, you still need to choose someone whom you can trust to carry out your wishes. I recommend making sure your selection is amenable to the designation in advance, as this can be a time consuming responsibility.

You have ruled out friends and business associates, so I suggest a reputable lawyer or accountant would be the best solution for you. If your will is complex, there is the added benefit of those professionals’ familiarity with tax, probate and business administration issues. As you are aware, the executor must satisfy any debts owing from your estate, administer appropriate tax filings and estate returns and ensure that your asset distribution plan is followed to the extent most feasible. And while a family member might agree to administer your estate without taking a fee, an executor, in particular when a professional is so designated, is entitled to and will expect to be paid for their services. I suggest you address the parameters of that compensation at the time the executor is designated.

If you still want someone closer to you involved, you can designate co-executors (such as your family member/friend/business associate) and the lawyer/accountant. Finally, I also suggest choosing an alternate executor so that your probate can proceed more smoothly in the event your original executor appointment (if not co-executors) is unable to act as an executor at your death. While a probate court in the absence of an executor may choose an administrator for your estate, this of course lessens your control over ensuring that your wishes are followed as closely as possible.

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DISCLAIMER: This publication is distributed with the understanding that it does not constitute legal advice or establish an attorney/client relationship by way of any information contained herein. The information provided is for general purposes only, as readers are advised to consult with a qualified lawyer regarding the specifics of their particular circumstances.


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