I recently published the following article in the Union Leader on the subject of no-contest clauses in estate plans: Know the Law: What No-Contest Provisions in an Estate Plan Mean for You Q: My mother’s estate planning documents contain something called “no-contest” provisions. What are these and how do they affect me? A: No-contest provisions, […]
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. […]
As noted in a prior post by Ralph Holmes, in terrorem or “no-contest” provisions are becoming increasingly common in estate plans in New Hampshire. Such provisions are intended to discourage litigation and effect this purpose by calling for the forfeiture of a legatee’s interests in the will or trust in the event of an unsuccessful […]
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.