Estate Planning Attorney in Portsmouth and Bedford, New Hampshire
Helping Families Preserve Their Wealth During and After Their Lifetime
Thank you for visiting the Estate Planning Information Center for Portsmouth and Bedford, New Hampshire, brought to you by The Hartley Law Firm. We are estate planning attorneys based in Portsmouth and Bedford NH whose mission is to provide residents of New Hampshire with quality estate planning resources. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future.
Through the use of Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Gifting Strategies, our firm helps families preserve their wealth for future generations, minimize estate taxes, and avoid the expense and nightmare of probate.
Our law firm helps clients create a plan to handle their affairs in the event of an incapacity before they pass away. This includes planning to avoid a Living Probate or Guardianship proceeding.
Our law firm has experience in the complex area of estate planning with IRAs and other retirement plans. We help ensure clients and their beneficiaries are protected by employing tax reduction techniques.
We help clients qualify for government medical benefits legally and ensure their estates are preserved for their families, instead of their nest egg being wiped out by high nursing home expenses.
We help clients who are small business owners and those who are most susceptible to being sued by assisting with Lawsuit and Asset protection. We also assist with Business Succession Planning and Small Business Planning. Some of the tools and strategies used are Family Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, Buy-Sell Agreements and Irrevocable Trusts.
We offer assistance to clients who have special needs family members by creating Special Needs Estate Plans. These tailored plans help them preserve government benefits while having their loved one cared for in all areas of their life: financial, educational and medical, and most importantly, their emotional and personal needs in the future.
We help families who have experienced the loss of a loved one with the ensuing Probate or Trust Administration process.
We help clients preserve their wealth and achieve their long-term financial goals. Our attorneys work closely with clients’ financial advisors to make sure their estate plan and their financial plan are coordinated and meet the clients goals.
Mr. Hartley is accredited as an Attorney to practice before the Veteran’s Administration to handle claims and appeals on behalf of clients. He is also authorized by the Veterans Administrations to act as a Fiduciary on behalf of disabled veterans who need assistance in handling their money.
One of the little understood benefits available to Veterans and their spouses is the Aid and Attendance Pension benefit. This benefit has asset and income limitations which need to be explored before a person will qualify for such benefits. Mr. Hartley will advise veterans and their families on these matters regarding assisted living, nursing services and integrate this planning with future Medicaid benefits in case they will also be beneficial.
It’s desirable to plan ahead for our final expenses and set aside funds to pay for this event. It is important to set the funds aside in a form that Medicaid will not count them for the spend-down to qualify for Medicaid benefits. We will explore the options you have to accomplish this in the most opportune way.
Pets can be provided for after we are deceased with proper planning.
Lake houses, ski lodges and cabins can be retained for future family use with property planning.
Our law firm offers estate planning assistance for the unique needs of Family Businesses and Farms. We help clients preserve this important part of their legacy for future generations.