The NH Supreme Court’s decision in Estate of Bourassa (2009) is quite the muddle. I can’t reconcile it with governing law. Here’s my recommendation as to how it should be construed to fix the discrepancies at: Bar News Article. (sorry, have to hit the Continue Reading button for hotlink to work).
A creditor’s receipt of partial payments of a debt of the decedent before expiration of the twelve month deadline to file suit under RSA 556:5 may not be sufficient to bind the administrator to pay the claim. In Skrizowski v. Chandler, 133 N.H. 502 (1990), it appears that the administrators set up the creditor for […]
In In re Estate of Mills, 167 N.H. 125 (2014), the Court clarified that a mortgagee has no duty under RSA chapter 556 to exhibit a demand within six months or to file suit within one year of the grant of administration in order to foreclose. The Court did not address whether the creditor must […]
Under Tulsa Professional Collection Services v. Pope, 108 S. Ct. 1340 (1988), known and reasonably ascertainable creditors are entitled to actual notice of the opening of the estate and the deadlines for filing claims. Here is a simple sample: [case caption] NOTICE [Date] TO: [Creditor] FROM: […]