Practice Areas

Estate and Trust Planning and Administration

Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning and Administration

Hamblett & Kerrigan has been known for over 120 years as one of New Hampshire’s best choices for estate planning, probate, and trust administration. Our firm has a long tradition of assisting individuals and families plan their finances and structure their assets to minimize estate and income taxes.

We are adept at assisting with the administration of estates through the New Hampshire and Massachusetts probate courts, the administration of trusts, and with the assistance of our firm’s trial lawyers, representation of individuals and estates in litigation matters.

Our attorneys can assist you with estate tax planning and business succession planning through the use of revocable and irrevocable trusts, gifting programs, post-mortem tax planning, generation-skipping trusts, offshore trusts among others. We have prepared wills and trusts for thousands of clients from simple wills to complex estate plans for individuals, couples, families, and business owners. We can assist and advise you regarding asset preservation, post-divorce planning, and other matters.

Our commitment to our clients extends beyond the initial preparation of an estate plan, and includes ongoing advice and service as legal needs arise. We often provide advice to our clients as to matters of trust and estate administration, including minimizing income taxes and structuring distributions to beneficiaries. We also assist clients and professionals with preparation of both estate tax and fiduciary income tax returns. These are just a few examples of the full range of services that we provide to our estate planning and trust clients.

We have ongoing relationships with many financial planners, CPAs, bankers and other financial professionals We can coordinate with your investment advisors, brokers, and financial planners to provide a consistent, efficient plan to minimize your exposure to estate taxes and income taxes and provide for the orderly disposition of your affairs.

When it is necessary to probate an estate through the New Hampshire or Massachusetts courts, we can represent you or your estate through the entire process. We can assist with trust administration, the establishment and management of guardianships and can assist you with other matters in the New Hampshire and Massachusetts probate courts.

Many wills, trusts, and estate plans can be handled on an estimated fee basis. More advanced estate plans, probate, trust administration, guardianships and other matters are normally handled on an hourly basis.

Hamblett & Kerrigan has skilled, competent attorneys and paralegals who will take the time to assure your estate and tax planning is done carefully and to your best advantage within the law.