Jennifer R. Rivett

I work closely with individuals and families of all stages of life and wealth levels to understand their estate planning needs and goals and then draft appropriate estate planning documents to meet those goals, including wills, revocable trusts and irrevocable trusts. 

In addition to planning for property transfers at death, I assist individuals to develop lifetime gifting strategies. I also help business owners to develop succession plans in coordination with their personal estate planning objectives.

I assist fiduciaries with the probate estate settlement process in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine.  

I also assist individual and corporate trustees with trust administration and settlement matters, trust modifications and decanting of trusts when appropriate to carry out the settlor’s intent. 

I have had the privilege of serving on several nonprofit boards and committees in Nashua and Manchester and support organizations that promote education, the arts, affordable housing, and community support. 

While I love to travel, I always look forward to taking full advantage of living in New Hampshire with my family and am happiest outdoors, whether skiing in the winter or hiking, cycling, and boating in the summer.  

Representative Matters

  • Estate planning for individuals and families of all wealth levels 
  • Represent fiduciaries seeking probate court clarification of decedent’s intent as expressed in wills and trusts
  • Represent fiduciaries in testate and intestate matters
  • Defend fiduciaries against claims of breach made by beneficiaries
  • Provide advice on modification or termination of irrevocable trusts
  • Represent beneficiaries in challenges to fiduciary accountings
  • Provide advice in guardianship proceedings involving incapacitated adults and minor children


Speaking Engagements

  • "Estate Planning Techniques" Financial Planning Association- Wicked Good Half Day Talks, May 18, 2023
  • "Truly Fundamentals of Estate Planning for NH Practitioners" New Hampshire Bar Association, May 3, 2023
  • "Building Your Professional Advisors Allies," AFP-NNE 2019 Annual Academy and Conference, November 6-8, 2019
  • "Your Client’s Business: Keep It or Sell It," Devine Millimet, May 13, 2016
  • "2015 Tax Law Update," New Hampshire Tax and Accounting Professionals, January 29, 2016
  • "Decanting in New Hampshire," New Hampshire Bar Association, October 7, 2015
  • "Trust Planning and Drafting Techniques," Sterling Education Services, June 16, 2015
  • "IRS Chapter 14:  Applying the Special Valuation Rules in Estate Planning and Asset Protection,"  National Business Institute, November 12, 2014
  • Devine Millimet Legal Series, "New Hampshire Surrogacy Law Update," New Hampshire Health Care Association, October 24, 2014
  • "Business Succession Planning- Estate Planning Basics," Associated Builders and Contractors NH, June 25, 2015
  • "The Complete Trust Course," Foxmoor Continuing Education, June 9, 2014
  • "Long Term Care and Collections - Regulatory Issues - Discharge Planning," New Hampshire Health Care Association, March 14, 2014
  • “Tax Law Updates” New Hampshire Society of Accountants, January 29, 2014
  • “Long-Term Care and Collections Laws,” New Hampshire Health Care Association, November 8, 2013
  • "Estate Planning," Hosted by The Friends of Kingston Library, October 9, 2013
  • "Estate and Gift Planning and Taxation," New Hampshire Society of CPAs, September 5, 2013
  • “Trust Planning and Drafting Techniques,” Sterling Education Services, Inc., June 21, 2013
  • "Financial Exploitation of the Elderly: How to Spot It, How to Prevent It, and How to Remedy It," New Hampshire Society of Accountants, June 19, 2013
  • “Nuts and Bolts of Estate Planning: Pitfalls for Accountants,” New Hampshire Society of CPAs, May 22, 2012 and May 30, 2013
  • “Plan to Give More: Estate and Legacy Planning Dinner,"  Hosted by Bonfiglio, Kiley and Associates and Riversource Distributors, March 12, 2013
  • “The Intersection of Family Law and Estate Planning,” New Hampshire Bar Association, March 13, 2013
  • “Final Tax Law Changes – 2012,” New Hampshire Society of Accountants, January 30, 2013
  • “Nuts and Bolts of Estate Planning,” New Hampshire Society of Accountants, June 14, 2012
  • “Admissions to Collections: An Ounce of Preparation,” New Hampshire Association of Counties Annual Conference, October 24, 2011
  • "Estate Planning with Special Needs Trusts," Huntington's Disease Society of America, New England Annual Meeting, November 2010
  • "Connections to Advanced Planning," National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, October 6, 2009
  • "Advanced Probate: Information, Ideas and Legal Updates," National Business Institute, November 2008
  • "Trusts and Estate Planning 101," New Hampshire Womens Bar Association, October 2008

Community Involvement

  • Manchester Community Music School, Board of Directors, 2016 
  • Heritage United Way, Division Committee, 2009
  • Nashua Pastoral Care Center, Board of Directors, 2007 - 2010
  • Nashua Adult Learning Center, Board of Directors, 2006 - 2012
  • Nashua Symphony Association, Planned Giving Committee, 2006 - 2007
  • Leadership Greater Nashua, 2005 - 2006

We Can Help You

Contact us today to learn more about how the attorneys at Devine Millimet can help you with your legal needs.

            Services & Industries

            Business Launch Initiative

            Probate & Trust Administration

            Probate & Wealth Transfer Litigation

            Startup Team

            Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning

            Bar Admissions



            New Hampshire


            Suffolk University Law School, JD, cum laude, 2003

            Northeastern University, BS, cum laude, 1996

            Awards & Affiliations

            Included in The Best Lawyers in America© for her work in Trusts and Estates since 2022

            Super Lawyers- New England Rising Stars - Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney, 2009 - 2014

            American Bar Association

            Massachusetts Bar Association

            New Hampshire Bar Association

            Nashua Bar Association, Secretary, 2005 - 2011

            New Hampshire Estate Planning Council