New Hampshire’s Attractive Landscape for Trusts and Trust Companies

  For wealthy families, New Hampshire is one of most attractive states in which to create and manage their trusts. New Hampshire offers a trust- and business-friendly landscape that combines family trust companies, modern trust laws, and a favorable tax environment. That combination facilitates creative trust design and efficient administration, which can more effectively achieve a family’s wealth planning goals. Modern Trust Laws New Hampshire has a robust set of modern trust laws, which afford settlors broad flexibility and creativity in designing trusts well suited to their specific needs and wishes. Those laws facilitate the more efficient administration of trusts and importantly provide a high level of certainty concerning the rights, duties, and powers of settlors, beneficiaries, trustees, trust advisors, and trust protectors. Two important themes run through New Hampshire’s…

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Putting High Tech Into Your Estate Plan

If you still plug your Palm Pilot into your desktop to synch calendars every night, or assure your friends that your flip phone “still works just fine,” this piece may not resonate with you.  The first PDA debuted in 1996, and for many of us this futuristic gadget was a game changer, replacing our bulky cell phones and day planners.  Over the years these devices got smaller and smarter, until 2006 when Apple once again changed the game when it introduced the iPhone.  Thin, sleek and multi-functional, it made that old PDA seem about as high tech as an abacus. When it comes to such technology, the vast majority of us acknowledge that “still works just fine” simply isn’t good enough, as we constantly look for faster and better, with…

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