ANNOUNCING NEW SERVICE!

We are delighted to announce our NH Estate & Trust Deadlines page, which counsel will want to bookmark.  The fear of missing deadlines is among the most anxiety provoking aspects of this job and this should be a big help in alleviating that stress.  We have culled NH statutes and Probate Rules to highlight the […]

NH Pretermitted Heir Appeal

Big thanks to Attorney Lisa Bellanti for calling to our attention the appeal she and Nadine Catalfimo have before the NH Supreme Court of the Probate Court’s Order in Estate of Marie G. Dow in which the Court held that a will’s choice of MA law requires that MA law governs a child’s pretermitted heir […]

Dow October 21, 2019 NH Probate Court 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 discuss general law and practice issues with counsel and can be reached via the information below. Ralph F. HolmesMcLane [...]

Upcoming Seminar

We are very pleased to announce that we will be speaking on probate litigation issues at an upcoming seminar Estate Administration From Start to Finish sponsored by the National Business Institute.  The program will be offered twice: April 28 in Portsmouth at which Alexandra will present and April 30 in Manchester at which Andrea will present.  […]

Gray December 9, 2019 NH Federal 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 law and practice and can be reached [...]

Court Provides Important Guidance on Guardian’s Power to Remove Live Support

In In re Guardianship of L.N., the NH Supreme Court provided important guidance on the power of a guardian to terminate life support of a ward.  Recognizing that litigation is a “‘cumbersome mechanism’  for resolving end-of-life decisions,” the court held that “the general power to give or withhold consent to medical treatment under RSA 464-A:25, I(d) includes […]