Voted by her peers as one of the 2023 Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch® in the fields of Trusts and Estates Law and Probate Litigation
Warren B. Rudman Summer Fellowship Program
Student member of Batchelder Inns of Court
Lonergan Elder Law Fellowship
Patience E. Carlier is an associate in the firm’s Trusts, Wills & Estates group. She focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, tax planning, estate and trust administration, guardianship, and elder law matters. Patience joined the firm in 2021 and works in our Concord, NH office.
Patience counsels individuals and families on developing and implementing sophisticated estate plans designed to increase, maintain, and transfer wealth in accordance with each client’s unique needs and wishes. These goals can range from the protection of assets for future generations to creating a plan for a family vacation property for future generations.
She prepares a wide range of estate and tax planning instruments, including wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney, and advance directives for health care matters. Patience’s practice includes estate planning for LGBTQ+ individuals, as well as asset protection, and restructuring to assist clients in obtaining long-term medical care benefits.
Patience also advises fiduciaries, trustees, and family members in the administration and settlement of trusts and estates, and represents clients in contested probate matters. She helps clients navigate the estate administration process, which can include probate court proceedings and the preparation of estate, gift, and fiduciary income tax returns. She also works with clients to navigate the complex guardianship process. Whether it’s the guardianship of a minor child or an incapacitated adult, Patience is an advocate for her clients and helps ensure responsibility for a vulnerable person’s finances or personal affairs.