Probate & Trust Litigation

A resource for lawyers and the public in Massachusetts and New Hampshire for information on will contests, trust disputes, guardianships, conservatorships, elder exploitation, fiduciary duty claims, and other probate litigation disputes.

Counsel, please send us your court orders and pleadings of potential interest to the bar. We will link any posting to your website and give you full credit. Please tell us how we can improve this site to better serve you, other lawyers, and the public.


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 deadlines, statutes of limitations, and other time periods that govern probate estates, trusts, and general Probate Court litigation.  We have then organized the information under headings with links to the statutes and the Rules so you can find related legal provisions grouped together and quickly access the law.

We hope you find this resource helpful.  Please tell us how we might make it even better.

(Note: Ralph Holmes is currently retired from McLane Middleton. For information on this or other probate litigation issues, please contact Alexandra Cote at