The primary purpose of your estate plan is to protect what is most important to you — your assets, your loved ones, and yourself. Choosing an estate planning attorney to assist you create your estate plan can be a daunting prospect considering how important your plan is to you. The estate planning attorneys at DeBruyckere Law Offices are committed to helping our friends and neighbors in the Salem, New Hampshire community create an individualized estate plan that accomplishes all their estate planning goals. We would appreciate the opportunity to sit down with you and discuss how we can help you with your estate plans.
Salem, New Hampshire
Salem, New Hampshire can be found in the southeastern corner of the state in Rockingham County. Covering almost 26 square miles, the town has a population of 28,776 at the 2010 census.
The area that would eventually be known as Salem was first settled in the middle of the 17th century; however, it was originally part of Massachusetts. It wasn’t until 1741, when the boundary line between Massachusetts and New Hampshire was fixed, that the area became part of New Hampshire. At that time, the fledgling settlement was named “Salem” after the nearby town Salem, Massachusetts and was incorporated a few years later in 1750. The town first gained notoriety when Canobie Lake Park was established by the Massachusetts Northeast Street Railway Company. The goal, which was very successful, was to encourage leisure excursions on its trolleys. In fact, the endeavor soon became one of the leading resorts of its type in New England, drawing crowds from all across Massachusetts and New Hampshire to stroll along the tree-lined promenades and have fun riding the rides and watching the dance hall entertainment. Although the trolley eventually fell out of favor, Canobie Lake Park is till around and remains a popular attraction. America’s Stonehenge, a stone structure of disputed origins also draws tourists from far and wide to the town of Salem.
DeBruyckere Law Offices in the Salem, New Hampshire Community
The Salem, New Hampshire area estate planning attorneys at DeBruyckere Law Offices are dedicated to meeting the estate planning needs of our friends and neighbors throughout the area. Because we understand the benefit of creating lifelong relationships with our estate planning clients, we believe in working one on one with each client in an effort to build that lasting partnership. As your life evolves, we are committed to ensuring that your estate plan evolves along with it.
The key to a successful estate plan is making sure it always reflects your current needs and goals. The plan you create when you are young, single, and just beginning your career will not be sufficient to meet your needs later in life when you have a family and a larger estate to consider. Routine reviews and revisions are crucial to ensure that your estate plan reflects your life as it is now, not as it was several years ago. Your initial estate plan, for example, may be focused entirely on ensuring that, should something happen to you, you don’t leave behind an intestate estate. Consequently, a Last Will and Testament may be all you need in the beginning. Marriage, children, and a growing estate, however, call for a more complex estate plan. A trust may be needed to protect your minor child’s inheritance, for instance, as well as serving as an incapacity planning tool. Eventually, you may also decide to incorporate additional components into your comprehensive estate plan, such as asset protection, probate avoidance, and business succession planning. If you have a child with special needs, special needs planning will be a critical addition to your estate plan. As you contemplate retirement, Medicaid planning should be added to your plan and your retirement plan merged with your estate plan to ensure harmony between the plans. To guarantee that your wishes are honored at the end of your life, Advanced Directives should be executed and funeral and burial planning incorporated into your estate plan.
At DeBruyckere Law Offices, our goal is to be with you every step of the way along your life’s journey. By developing a life-long relationship with you we believe we are able to do much more to protect you, your assets and your loved ones.
If you have estate planning questions or concerns, or would like to get started creating your estate plan, contact the experienced Salem, New Hampshire area estate planning attorneys at DeBruyckere Law Offices by calling (603) 894-4141 to schedule your consultation.