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 […]

Stedman August 15, 2018 NH Supreme Court Order

Stedman August 15, 2018 Supreme Court 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 [...]

Stedman February 16, 2017 NH Trust Docket Order

Stedman February 16, 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 [...]

Stedman April 24, 2017 NH Trust Docket Order

Stedman April 24, 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 [...]

Stedman June 28, 2017 NH Trust Docket Order

Stedman June 28, 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 [...]

Stedman July 7, 2017 NH Trust Docket Order

Stedman July 7, 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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]

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