Sowerby & Moustakis Law > Articles by: Peter Moustakis

Do it Yourself Estate Planning Documents: A Cautionary Tale

  Over the last several years, legal services have been developing online as a response to people not wanting to spend money on attorney’s fees. Although people wish to avoid these fees, in some cases, the fees are only a fraction of what would ultimately be paid as a result of incomplete planning. What these […]

2021 Updates in the Law and the Firm

Update in the Law In 2021 the federal gift, estate and Generation Skipping Transfer tax applicable exclusion amounts will increase to $11.7 million per person ($23.4 million for a married couple). It is important to note that there is a sunset provision on this tax plan which means that in 2025 the above taxes will […]

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Choosing Business Entities

When deciding to open a business, there are a number of different entities from which to choose from. There are advantages and disadvantages to certain entities and this document will provide a brief overview of the different entities and other things that a new business owner should be aware of.   Sole Proprietorship A Sole […]

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Horses as Attractive Nuisance

A commonly asked question in the equine world is “what is my liability if someone trespasses onto my land and gets hurt by my horse?” Typically, if we invite someone onto our land, we must take some care to keep them safe. But when someone enters our land without our permission, we still have some […]

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What To Do When You Know You Are Dying

When someone knows that their time on this earth is coming to an end, they are overcome with a number of emotions. They often reflect on their lives and the road that led them to where they are now. This time can also be difficult for the person’s family and so they look for a […]

What Happens if you Die Without a Will in New Hampshire

If you die without a Will, the laws of Intestacy apply and the court will tell you where your assets will go after your death. If you die with a Will, you are telling the court how you want your assets distributed and the court needs to allow it. If however you have a fully […]

Estate Planning for New Parents

When parents have their first child they are overcome with joy, and in some sense, a deep worry as to the well being of the child if anything were to happen to them. Understanding this concern, we have developed a process to help new parents achieve peace of mind that if anything where to happen […]

COVID-19: Our Commitment To Keeping You (and us) Safe

The world as we know it is not canceled. It is just evolving. During this time of uncertainty (and relative panic), we are still open for business, but it is not business as usual. We are taking measures to ensure that the safety of our staff and clients are at the forefront of our daily […]

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Sowerby & Moustakis Law, PLLC – In the News

As many know, we had some exciting changes at the turn of the decade, and most notably is the law firm’s change of name from Sowerby Law Office, PLLC to Sowerby & Moustakis Law, PLLC. In fact, the Union Leader, The Patch, The Telegraph and the Dedham Times all had articles discussing how Dwight Sowerby […]

How Important is Your Privacy??

A little-known fact is that a Will becomes public record when someone dies and its filed with the court. Anyone can look it up. Seriously. Try it. You can go and pull up Babe Ruth’s Will if you know where to look. Perhaps this is how after his death there was a rise of fake […]