NH Probate Court Presentation: “2018 Cases & Topics of Note” (Link To Orders)

On December 5, 2018, NH Probate Court Judge David King, Retired Judge and Judicial Referee Gary Cassavechia, and Court Counsel Beth Kissinger gave a highly informative and interesting presentation to the T&E bar on significant probate court decisions of the past year and some pending appeals.  The comments were strictly factual and, because Probate Court […]

Skillen August 22, 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 [...]

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 [...]

Opportunities for Trustees to Limit Statutes of Limitations (Links to Sample Notices)

The MA and NH Trust Codes offer trustees important opportunities to reduce the statutes of limitations for actions to contest trust validity and the NH Code offers trustees an opportunity to reduce the limitations period governing claims of breach of fiduciary duty against them.  Although some of my colleagues worry that taking the steps outlined […]

A Cautionary Tale About Statutes of Limitations

A case recently heard by the Norfolk County, Massachusetts Superior Court serves as a reminder of the importance of paying attention to statutes of limitation and requirements for service of process, especially in cases involving estates. Under Massachusetts law, a personal representative does not need to acknowledge any claim by a creditor of the decedent […]