Who needs a will?

A will is a legal document used to direct how to distribute a person's assets upon death. When a person without a will dies, the state decides how to distribute that person's assets. Who needs a will and who can get by without one? Married people Married people need a...

What Is Power of Attorney?

A power of attorney gives someone you trust legal permission to act on your behalf if you cannot manage financial matters. In New Hampshire, the Uniform Power of Attorney Act defines and governs this legal document.  Learn more about why and how to use a New Hampshire...

Who needs a will?

Roughly 60% of adults in the U.S. do not have a will, and you may be among them. Preparing a will is often the first step in estate planning and one that will give you and your loved ones peace of mind. Even if you are a millennial or younger, making a will is a good...

Does a will bypass probate?

Probate is the process of settling an estate when someone dies. The administrator or executor of the estate takes care of all the responsibilities that end with distributing the proceeds of the estate to the heirs of the deceased. If you have a will, then it is also...