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When is the right time to seek guardianship for a parent?

As your parents age, you may find yourself taking over more and more responsibilities. It may start with checking in with your parents more frequently or taking over yard work. However, as your parents age, you might begin to wonder if a parent may need more substantial help.

Maybe your mom had no food in her kitchen when you last visited. Perhaps the power was recently cut off at your dad’s house. If you noticed something potentially serious, it might be worth considering if your parent needs a guardian.

3 Common mistakes made by startup companies

Running your own business may feel like the ultimate dream. After all, you’re working towards something you’re passionate about and you get to be your own boss. What’s not to like?

Unfortunately, many ambitious entrepreneurs start a business without an idea of what it’s going to take to maintain momentum. Because of that, they soon start making mistakes like these:

Five qualities to look for in a business partner

Finding the right business partner is similar to dating; you may have to try several different options until you meet the right person for you. Unfortunately, there isn’t a Tinder app for business partners.

You have to know what you are looking for and what a partner could contribute to your company. Once you know what qualities you want, you narrow down the selection pool for a partner and find the perfect match.

Consider establishing a living, revocable trust

A living trust, often called a revocable trust, is becoming favored by retirees as they begin to make end-of-life arrangements.

Trusts are a legal device in which property is transferred to the trust and governed according to the rules of a contract. A trustee manages the property under these rules for the financial benefit of other people.

Updating your estate plan is crucial for meeting long-term goals

When it comes to planning for the future, creating and maintaining a comprehensive estate plan is a productive and essential step. Having an updated estate plan can lend you the peace of mind that your wishes and goals are in place as you age. Not only is it important to create an estate plan in New Hampshire, but it is crucial that you continue to update these plans over time.

Once you’ve taken the step of creating an initial plan, only a portion of the work of long-term planning is complete. It may be tempting to think that you’ve done all the necessary work in formulating a plan, but that work could be unusable down the line if an estate plan becomes outdated.

Filing a valid claim against a construction contractor

After a construction contractor completes work on your home, you find a serious defect. Perhaps the contractor provided faulty wiring or incorrectly installed piping. Your family experiences real damages – You cannot eat dinner without your lights flickering or your bathroom spontaneously flooding.

New Hampshire provides the opportunity for you to file a damage claim outside of court against your contractor. You must follow specific steps, but you have the ability to have the situation revised of no charge, or you can receive considerable damages. The court recognizes a contractor’s need to provide due care when completing work, but it also recognizes the contractor’s ability to remedy an undesirable situation if necessary. When dealing with filing legal documents within construction dispute claims, you may wish to speak to an experienced real estate attorney to help you in your quest for resolution or compensation.

How to take care of your kids with an estate plan

If family has always been important to you, you might have started thinking about what will happen to them if something happens to you. This is not a pleasant task, but it can be necessary to consider. Estate planning should be an important part of everyone’s life and it is essential to create one in order to be able care for your family should the unthinkable happen.

There are ways your estate plan can ensure your children’s future and make sure your family is cared for.

Can probate be avoided?

There are many things to consider as you are writing your will. You have family, belongings and property to sort through, and deciding how to handle it might not be easy or comfortable. The last thing you want is for your family to go through extensive time in court debating over your belongings and property.

Probate has a negative reputation for being expensive, time-consuming and public. There are times when this is necessary, especially when the estate has a higher value. The probate process is prolonged when there are disputes regarding the will due to confusing language or a family member who is unhappy with the result.

Is your neighbor crossing the line? Look into boundary law basics

If you feel that a neighbor is interfering with your property rights, you shouldn’t hesitate to take action. Even if your neighbor hasn’t actually crossed the property line, they may still be subject to legal retributions.

These New Hampshire boundary law basics can help you understand the law and your rights as a property owner:

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