Friday, July 22, 2016

New in NH Law

Real estate transfer taxes are no longer imposed for transfers into or out of revocable trusts where the ownership interests of the transferor and transferee are identical. (RSA 78-B:2 (XXII))

Apparently, however, the NH Department of Revenue Administration and the county registries have not been updated regarding this change. We will keep you informed and are hopeful that all applicable parties will soon be on the same page.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Do You Have a Child in College?

We know that the summer is a great time to spend at the beach, but did you know that it is also a great time for your college kids to execute powers of attorney while they are home.

Many parents are surprised to learn that when their children attain the age of 18, they can no longer gain access to their children’s health care information, or schedule doctor’s appointments on their behalf. 

In NH, an 18 year old is considered to be an adult and for that reason, in order to act on behalf of your now adult child, either medically or financially, your child needs to execute a financial power of attorney and health care power of attorney.