As a member of the New Lawyers’ Committee of the New Hampshire Bar Association, I had the opportunity to revise the Probate section of the Committee’s publication “Traps for the Unwary”. Aptly titled, the publication attempts to identify some of the “traps” into which both new and experienced lawyers may fall. This seventh edition of Traps includes discussion of new areas of law, as well as substantially updates the state of the law in New Hampshire since the 2016.
For my part, the Probate section (pp. 72 – 82) addresses asset identification, disclaimers, federal estate tax filings, important probate administration deadlines, executor’s accounts, and ancillary administration. A new addition to the seventh edition of Traps is a summary of probate litigation, including will and trust contests and companion claims.