Changes at Pam Little Law

After 43 years Attorney Arthur L. Trombly has retired from the practice of law. Attorney Aaron A. Lipsky has joined our Law Offices as “of counsel”.

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Special Summer Rates for Veterans

The Law Offices of Pamela P. Little, PLLC in Keene will be collaborating with Attorney Robert Kasper, Jr. of Walpole (a Veteran) in offering a special rate for Veterans for simple wills and powers of attorney during the months of June and July. Please call the office for details and to make an appointment. This service will be provided for Veterans residing in Cheshire, Sullivan and Merrimack Counties in New Hampshire, and two counties, Windsor and Windham in Vermont.

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Pam Presents Elder Issues At Keene State College

Attorney Pam Little was invited by Professor Nancy Judd to present to students at Keene State College in the “Intro to Geriatrics” course in March of this year. She presented Elder Law Issues, including estate planning, durable powers of attorney for health care and financial, long term care planning, and the guardianship process.

The class discussed elder care, elder abuse, the reporting requirements and laws that protect elders, resources and signs of elder abuse. We reviewed statistics, scams, reverse mortgages, examples of elder abuse and exploitation, and an age discrimination case. The students recently completed internships at local nursing homes and related agencies and they asked pointed and important questions related to elder care and how the law can help protect this vulnerable population.

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Pamela P. Little joins The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Pamela P. Little of the Law Offices of Pamela P.Little, PLLC has joined the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA). Membership in the Academy is open to licensed attorneys who are practicing in the area of Elder Law or who are interested in legal issues pertaining to the elderly.

Established in 1987, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NEAELA) is a nonprofit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others. Member of NAELA are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. The mission of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is to establish NAELA member as the premier provider of legal advocacy, guidance and service to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age. NEAELA currently has more than 4,00 members across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.

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Special Rates for Veterans

The Law Office of Pamela P. Little PLLC in Keene will be collaborating with Attorney Jack Holton of New London (WWII Veteran) in offering a special rate for Veterans for simple wills and powers of attorney during the months of June and July. Please call the office for details and tomake an appointment. This service will be provided for Veterans residing in Cheshire, Sullivan and Merrimack Counties.

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Introducing Nancy Tomasko

Nancy Tomasko Photo. Attorney Pam Little is pleased to announce that Nancy Tomasko has joined the law office as a paralegal/legal assistant. Nancy brings years of administrative office experience and great interpersonal skills. Nancy looks forward to providing our clients with personalized legal services and support.

Nancy Tomasko came aboard the Law Offices of Pamela P. Little, PLLC in January of 2012. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Keene State College in 1994 and has worked for a local school district before joining this firm. Nancy is a native of NH and enjoys living in Cheshire County with her husband and two children. She loves to spend time outdoors and traveling with her family.

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Introducing Donna Chase

Attorney Pam Little is pleased to announce that Donna Chase has joined the law office as a paralegal/ legal assistant. Donna brings to the office years of legal experience, a strong work ethic, and the commitment to provide our clients with personalized legal services and support.

Donna Chase came aboard the Law Offices of Pamela P. Little, PLLC in November of 2011.  She earned her Paralegal Certificate from Franklin Pierce University in 2002 and has worked in the areas of bankruptcy law, criminal law and family law before joining this firm.  Donna is a native of New Hampshire and enjoys living in Cheshire County with her family.

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Five Reasons to Have an Estate Plan

There are many reasons to have an estate plan in place, or to update an existing estate plan. Five simple reasons are outlined below:

  1. Avoiding Probate: This is one of the most common reasons why many clients have contacted me to work with them on setting up a trust as part of their estate plan. Often they have dealt with the probate process after the loss of a loved one and want to simplify the process for their own children or family members.
  2. Avoiding Difficulties: It can be difficult for family members whose loved ones do not have health care and financial powers of attorney in place. If you become incompetent or unable to manage your own affairs or health care decisions, then having these documents in place and having appropriate agents appointed will prevent your family members from having to obtain court appointed guardianship in order to make decisions on your behalf.
  3. Changes in Circumstances: Life changes, such as death of a spouse, divorce, relocation from another state, health changes, or even planning an extended vacation are all valid reasons for creating or updating a will or an estate plan.
  4. Protecting beneficiaries: Minor children or family members with disabilities should have guardians nominated and assets protected; and some Adult beneficiaries’ should be protected from things like bad decisions, outside influences, creditor problems and divorcing spouses.
  5. Reducing estate taxes: If you are concerned about estate taxes a plan that includes trust preparation and/or a variety of advanced estate planning techniques may be the type of plan for you and your family.
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