Pretermitted Heirs

PRETERMITTED HEIRS (NH LAW) © Ralph F. Holmes, Esq. ralph.holmes@mclane.com Office: (603) 628-1409 Cell: (857) 278-0019 Updated January 2016             To protect children and grandchildren from being inadvertently disinherited when omitted in a Will, RSA 551:10 provides that, if certain conditions are met, the omitted child or grandchild shall receive the same estate share as […]

Will Contests

This Law Summary is designed to educate you on structure and filing for Will Contests in New Hampshire.  The full document is available for download at left.  A party is “interested” and has standing to initiate a will contest if the “‘aggrieved person … is one who has a direct pecuniary interest in the estate [...]

POA Accountings

POWER OF ATTORNEY ACCOUNTINGS (NH LAW) © Ralph F. Holmes, Esq. ralph.holmes@mclane.com Office: (603) 628-1409 Cell: (857) 278-0019 Updated January 2016 In seminars, I sometimes refer to powers of attorney as “licenses to steal.” Although made part in jest, the comment can be all too true. Millions of elderly impaired Americans have delegated control over […]

Trust Material Purposes

Trust Material Purposes © Ralph F. Holmes, Esq. ralph.holmes@mclane.com Office: (603) 628-1409 Cell: (857) 278-0019 Updated January 2016             The New Hampshire Trust Code (the “NHTC”) offers parties and the court great flexibility in terminating and restructuring trusts, subject to one significant limitation: the result cannot be inconsistent with a trust “material purpose.” Although of […]

Lessons for Estate Planners

PROBATE LITIGATION LESSONS FOR THE ESTATE PLANNER © Ralph F. Holmes, Esq. ralph.holmes@mclane.com Office: (603) 628-1409 Cell: (857) 278-0019 Updated January 2016   Introduction Due to a variety of demographic changes (we live longer, get divorced more, and have more wealth), the incidence of estate plan challenges has been on the rise. The most common […]