Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning

sklawyers will help you to design, create and understand the importance and functionality of your new estate plan. We will explain everything: from the highly effective use of powers of attorney, to the simple will, from getting your affairs in order, to the comprehensive design of a trust and estate plan, and to the maintenance and review of your documents. sklawyers is here for you and your family now and, just as important, into the future.

sklawyers will help you prepare for the unknown by ensuring all your essential legal documents are in order. We will guide you through the process of putting together a comprehensive life and estate plan with Powers of Attorney, Wills, and Trusts.

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Prepare for your future, your family's future, and the future of your business by ensuring all your trust documents and wills are up to date.

Our dedicated team of knowledgeable trust and estate planning lawyers and staff are prepared to work with you and your family to navigate estate planning, probate issues, and preparation for your retirement and golden years. At sklawyers, our estate, elder law, trust, and probate attorneys have decades of experience and are ready to work with you.

At sklawyers, we are dedicated to working with families and individuals to protect their assets, avoid probate, maximize estate tax savings, and simplify family business succession. Included in our services are estate and trust planning, and the administration of same. We prepare trusts, wills, powers of attorney, living wills and help clients with guardianships, trust administration, and probate matters.

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Estate Planning

Estate Planning is the process of setting forth your last wishes and dictating how you would like your estate distributed. Estate Planning typically utilizes documents, such as Wills and Trusts, to instructed Judges and Successor Trustees, respectively, how you wish your assets would be distributed. We explain in depth the differences between simply creating a Last Will and Testament verses creating a trust and the probate implications of Both. We make sure all clients are comfortable with the approach taken in respect to their Estate Plan and ensure our clients have the knowledge required to make an informed decision on how best to plan for your future.

Powers of Attorney

A power of attorney (POA) is a document that allows you to appoint someone to manage your property, medical, or financial affairs, during your lifetime. Although it can be uncomfortable to think about needing it, a POA is an important part of your estate plan.

Wills

A will is a document that informs a Probate Judge of your wishes including the distribution of your property and the care of any minor children. If you pass without a will, those wishes may not be carried out.

Trusts

To avoid the lengthy process your loved ones will face probating your estate through the courts, we often suggest a Revocable Trust. Trusts are administered by your Trustee not a Probate Court Judge, which saves time and money in the future. This allows for quick distribution of your assets, and limits the legal fees associated with assisting your loved ones through the probate process.

Triage Team

The lawyers and staff at sklawyers can quickly and efficiently jump into action to create an estate plan within hours of a true emergency. We work with clients in hospitals, nursing homes, and hospice to ensure their last wishes are carried out.

Elder Law

We understand the stress you and your family endure at the end of life. The lawyers and staff at sklawyers jump through hoops so you do not have to. We help create Living Wills, Advance Directives and Financial Powers of Attorney so those around you can assist you with your day-to-day responsibilities and medical decisions that you may no longer be able or desire to handle on your own. Our triage team travels throughout the seacoast of New Hampshire to homes, hospitals, elder care, and hospice centers. For those who can no longer make it to our office, we will come to you!

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Our Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning Attorneys

Mae C. Bradshaw, Esq.
Mae C. Bradshaw, Esq.
Of Counsel
Elise K. St. Lawrence, Esq.
Elise K. St. Lawrence, Esq.
Attorney
Kathleen S. Larney, Esq.
Kathleen S. Larney, Esq.
Attorney
Caroline A. Epperson, Esq.
Caroline A. Epperson, Esq.
Attorney
Wesley T. Mathieu, Esq.
Wesley T. Mathieu, Esq.
Attorney
Keri A. Welch, Esq.
Keri A. Welch, Esq.
Attorney
Melissa Meallo Zani, Esq.
Melissa Meallo Zani, Esq.
Attorney
Karyn Krause Cumberland, Esq.
Karyn Krause Cumberland, Esq.
Principal/Member