Patnaude August 1, 2017 Trust Docket Order

Patnaude August 1, 2017 Trust Docket Order This order is offered for educational purposes only.  References to law and rules may not be current or accurate.  Counsel must evaluate whether the order has utility in a given case.  I am always happy to try to answer general questions of fellow counsel about law and practice [...]

Baker March 19, 2018 Trust Docket Order

Baker March 19, 2018 Trust Docket Order This order is offered for educational purposes only.  References to law and rules may not be current or accurate.  Counsel must evaluate whether the order has utility in a given case.  I am always happy to try to answer general questions of fellow counsel about law and practice [...]

Skillen August 22, 2018 Trust Docket Order

This order is offered as a sample for educational purposes only.  References to law and rules may not be current or accurate.  Counsel must evaluate whether the order has utility in a given case.  I am always happy to try to answer general questions of fellow counsel about law and practice and can be reached […]

Skillen October 3, 2018 Trust Docket Order

Skillen October 3, 2018 Trust Docket Order This order is offered for educational purposes only.  References to law and rules may not be current or accurate.  Counsel must evaluate whether the order has utility in a given case.  I am always happy to try to answer general questions of fellow counsel about law and practice [...]

McKenzie Gifting Order

This order is offered as a sample for educational purposes only.  References to law and rules may not be current or accurate.  Counsel must evaluate whether the order has utility in a given case.  I am always happy to try to answer general questions of fellow counsel about law and practice and can be reached [...]

Me Too (not #metoo) Pleading

Will and trust cases often implicate the interests of multiple parties, some of whom may wish to participate in the proceeding, but be unable or unwilling to engage counsel.   By filing with the court an appearance form available on the New Hampshire Probate Court’s website and copying all other parties and their counsel on the filing, an […]

Me Too Pleading

Disclaimer This pleading is offered as a sample for educational purposes only and no representation is made that the pleading will be accepted by the court or protect any interests or rights.  References to law and rules may not be current or accurate.  You must evaluate whether the pleading has utility in a given case. [...]

Argument Before a “Hot Bench”

The Justices of the New Hampshire Supreme Court asked lots of penetrating questions in the oral argument (video link) in In re Estate of Mesiti, an interlocutory appeal presenting an important standing issue of first impression, namely, whether a child can contest a parent’s will without an allegation that he will benefit if he wins. As discussed in […]