Managing Someone’s Assets

There are a number of ways in which a person may manage the assets of another. The choice will depend on the type and value of the assets, and whether the person for whom they are being managed is competent or incompetent. If circumstances change, the form of management may be modified. Throughout this document, […]

Durable Power of Attorney: Benefits and Concerns

A Durable Power of Attorney is a legal instrument by which a person, as the principal, appoints another person to serve as his or her agent. A benefit the Durable Power of Attorney has is that it gives the agent authority to perform specific acts on behalf of the principal, such as the power to […]

Out of State Power of Attorney? You May Need an Additional Document.

A properly drafted Power of Attorney drafted in some state other than new Hampshire, will still be valid here with one proviso: if the Agent actually needs to use that document, the Agent must sign a new Acknowledgement. This is a form that the Agent signs acknowledging that he or she is a fiduciary and […]

Protection for Nursing Homes or a Danger to Relatives???

Protection for Nursing Homes? NH State Bill SB138_FN Last year, the New Hampshire legislature passed a bill known as SB 138_FN. This bill was effective July 2, 2013. This bill gives protection for nursing homes by allowing them and certain assisted living facilities to bring a cause of action to recover the “costs of care” […]