NH Trust Docket Decision On Undue Influence and Other Trust Contest Claims (Link to Order)

Congratulations to Frank Kenison and Bridget Denzer on their big win in Bonanno v. Bonanno and many thanks to them for sharing Judge David King’s Final Order, which is a great primer on NH law governing trust contests on undue influence and other grounds.  In these cases, the alleged undue influencer almost always was in a confidential […]

Safe Harbor Motion

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NH’s Updated Power of Attorney Statute

Power of attorney accounting actions are among the most common types of litigation in our practice.  Effective January 1, 2018, New Hampshire adopted a new statute that made some significant changes and refinements to the law.  Here is a recent article in the “Know the Law” series of the Union Leader that discusses the new law.

NH Guardianships – Not Like Those in “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”

On June 3, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver delivered a funny but eye-opening examination of the guardianship process in the United States.  Bringing his trademark wit, John Oliver points out ways in which the guardianship system fails those vulnerable people it is designed to protect.  People who watched the clip may wonder after watching […]

Hodges v. Johnson – Can you still decant to remove beneficiaries in New Hampshire? The statute says yes but the courts say no.

One of the more significant decisions from the New Hampshire Supreme Court as it relates to the area of Trusts and Estates was decided this year.  On January 22, 2018, the Court denied the Defendant’s Motion for Reconsideration or Rehearing, thereby finalizing its decision in the case of Hodges v. Johnson.

In re Geraldine Webber NH Trust Docket Merits Order

Counsel must evaluate whether this 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 via the information below. Ralph F. Holmes McLane Middleton ralph.holmes@mclane.com (603) 628-1409 (office) (857) 278-0019 (cell) Download OrderDownload

Stomper v. Stompor NH Trust Docket Merits Order

Counsel must evaluate whether this 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 via the information below. Ralph F. Holmes McLane Middleton ralph.holmes@mclane.com (603) 628-1409 (office) (857) 278-0019 (cell) Download Sample PleadingDownload