Elder Law and Special Needs
Often clients are concerned what will happen to their property if they need nursing home care. Fear of loosing their home can lead people to made poor choices. Sheila Sturm counsels clients on how prepare for long or short term nursing home stays, why it is important to do estate planning, how to prepare for a disabled child's future.
Partnerships, Limited Liability Corporation, or other business entities need formation documents drafted and filed properly. David Sturm helps clients with their business formation, contract negotiation and drafting. David also counsels business owners in dissolution and in business succession planning.
Wills, Trusts, Durable Power of Attorney, Advanced Directives, Living Will, Health Care Proxy, are all documents that are very personal and very important. Stationary and online stores sell one-size-fits-all forms, but don't come with legal advice and knowledge. When creating the plan to transfer assets after death without going through probate, or establishing instructions for health care if one becomes incapacitated, clients benefit from the legal advice we provide because our advice is specific to their circumstances, their family, their needs and wants.
David Sturm represents clients buying or selling both commercial or residential real estate. He issues title insurance, opinion letters, assists clients with closings and all aspects of the real estate sale. David and Sheila also represent Landlords in drafting and enforcing rental agreements including evictions.
Divorce is difficult for everyone. Sheila Sturm helps older and retired clients through with compassion, expertise, and a realistic approach. Sorting out property settlement or alimony may be accomplished through mediation or private negotiation. If agreements can't be reached, Sheila's experience in New Hampshire Circuit courts and Supreme court, help her to be an effective advocate for her clients.