What Should I Bring to an Estate Planning Consultation

What Should I Bring to an Estate Planning Consultation

So you’ve just scheduled an appointment to meet with an attorney at Morneau Law to go over your Estate Plan.  You may be wondering what you need to do to prepare, and if there is anything you will need to bring with your to your appointment. In some instances, there are certain documents you may bring that will […]

What should I bring to a Medicaid Appointment?

What should I bring to a Medicaid Appointment?

You’ve made the call and have an appointment to meet with an Attorney.  Now what?  What should you bring to a Medicaid appointment? 

Whether you’re there on behalf of yourself or another, there are a few basic things that you can bring with you to help your Attorney determine whether or not the applicant may qualify for Medicaid.  […]

By |March 28th, 2017|ESTATE PLANNING|

When is the best time to plan for Medicaid?

When is the best time to plan for Medicaid?

“When is the best time to plan for Medicaid?”  I get that question a lot.  People want to know how they can Medicaid plan to help protect their assets.  However, I find a more helpful start to the conversation is an explanation of what Medicaid is. 

Medicaid […]

By |March 3rd, 2017|ESTATE PLANNING|

How do I protect my children’s inheritance after I re-marry?

Protect my children's inheritance after I re-marryHow do I protect my children’s inheritance after I re-marry?

How do I protect my children’s inheritance after I re-marry?  Estate Planning can be a difficult task for some to embark upon.  This may seem a Herculean effort when you add in the complicating factor of a blended family.  It doesn’t have to […]

By |November 20th, 2016|ESTATE PLANNING, Wills|

What happens to your social media accounts after you pass away?

Social MediaWhat happens to your social media accounts after you pass away?

Social media planning is something many people forget about when they are thinking about their future.  Many people have accounts with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, etc. all of which should be considered.

Facebook

Facebook has launched a […]

By |October 24th, 2016|ESTATE PLANNING, Wills|

Why Can’t a Paralegal Give Legal Advice?

Why Can’t a Paralegal Give Legal Advice?

When you contact Morneau Law, a Paralegal will be answering your call.  You may ask a legal question, but you’re told the Paralegal cannot give you legal advice.  Why is this?  The main reason a Paralegal can’t answer your legal question is because of Rule 5.3 of the New Hampshire […]

By |May 9th, 2016|ESTATE ADMINISTRATION, ESTATE PLANNING, FAMILY LAW|

Who will take care of my child if I die?

Parents Holding Hands of Little Baby Daughter in ParkWho will take care of my child if I die?

One of the most upsetting and scary questions for parents with minor children is:   Who will take care of my child if I die?  There are many deeply personal and possibly uncomfortable questions you may need to consider when […]

By |April 4th, 2016|ESTATE PLANNING|

A New Year, A New You! How often should I review my legal affairs?

How often should I review my legal affairs?

How often should I review my legal affairs?  Let’s talk about how we can help and what you should be reviewing now!  Being a month into the New Year, many people have resolved to make changes for the better.  Some people have decided to get physically fit, while others have chosen to develop a plan to get financially fit, but the start of […]

By |January 25th, 2016|Custody and Parenting Rights, ESTATE PLANNING, FAMILY LAW|

What Happens to Your Belongings When You Die?

What happens to your belongings when you die?

The answer is: it depends.  Some of the things that might determine where your property goes, also referred to as your “estate,” when you pass are whether you are married; if you have a Will; if you have a Trust; and if you had a Trust was it properly funded?  Usually the most important thing to know is whether your loved ones […]

By |December 9th, 2015|ESTATE ADMINISTRATION, ESTATE PLANNING, Living Will, Trusts, Wills|

Does the State take everything if I die without a Will?

Does the State take everything if I die without a Will?

The misconception that the State will automatically seize all of your assets if you die without a Will is quite common.  It is however, in most circumstances, untrue. 

Why people don’t have a Will:

There are many reasons why people don’t have a Will.  The thought never occurs to some, while others don’t want […]

By |August 19th, 2015|ESTATE PLANNING, Wills|