Does your image of a law firm include overstuffed chairs and buttoned-up attorneys? Does meeting with an attorney to discuss an estate plan feel like something only the very wealthy would do? For many people, estate planning and administration feel like a far-off task for older, wealthier, or more “responsible” individuals and couples.
Attorney Candice O’Neil hopes to change those perceptions. Estate planning is personal, the topics are sensitive, and the approach should be with patience and compassion. In our welcoming, comfortable, Hampton, New Hampshire, office, we will put your mind at ease about the process. We believe that every adult should find out what can happen without an estate plan and what is really needed at each stage of life. We offer flexible, affordable options that fit with every budget and lifestyle.
Can’t I Just Do That Online?
Just because you can—doesn’t mean you should. We know that busy working parents and professionals would rather Google “Estate Planning,” download some free forms, and be done with it. But how do you know if you’re really protected, and if you’re choosing the right forms? Who will you call when you have questions or an emergency arises? Estate plans are not one-size-fits-all, mistakes are easily made and difficult to undo. Building an estate plan is like building a house. Certain projects are just not meant to be DIY. Like removing a wall without knowing if it’s holding up the house, what happens if you DIY your estate plan and exclude something essential?
Our team cares about your family and your future, and our relationship will continue long after your initial documents are signed. We understand that you need the estate planning process to be easy and accessible. Our services can be tailored to meet your specific needs and goals. Whichever plan you choose, you will have the peace of mind of knowing that our experienced attorney is guiding you through the process and beyond.
What We Can Do for You
We believe that every individual over age 18 should have an estate plan of some form. Many clients, however, come to us in response to a life change, such as buying or selling a home, having a baby, losing a loved one, or some kind of scare, like the diagnosis of a health issue or a child’s disability. Whatever brings you in, we will take the time to get to know you and to assess your particular needs. We will answer all of your questions, including the following:
- What is estate planning and what is the purpose of the essential estate planning documents?
- What is probate and how can you avoid it?
- Do you need a trust?
- What should you do to protect minor children?
- What should you consider before leaving someone an inheritance?
- How can you plan for a child with a disability?
- What should you be considering as you near retirement?
Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to feel confident that you are choosing the right level of estate plan for your family.
Reach Out to Us Today
Attorney Candice O’Neil and our entire team form lifelong relationships with our clients. With our main office in Hampton, we serve all of the New Hampshire and Massachusetts seacoast as well as inland communities. We are also happy to meet you in any one of the Hudkins Law offices located in Concord, New London, Keene, Norwich, VT, and Andover, MA. You can be confident you will always have a place to go with questions and concerns. Connect with us today to discuss your estate planning and administration needs.