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If you are currently dealing with, or about to deal with, the New Hampshire state court system with respect to a probate or estate issue – the following information should be helpful to you.
Probate law governs estate matters when someone who, such as a family member or other loved one, passes away. These laws insure that creditors are paid properly and that assets are distributed correctly to the “heirs,” or the descendant(s) of the estate.
What is the purpose of Probate? Probate is the legal process that deals with estate assets and property, with regard to heirs and creditors. Probate begins with a “petition” to open the estate and name a personal representative who is responsible for the administration of the deceased’s property.
The next step is when an official Notice of Creditors is printed in a local newspaper and Notice of Administration is sent to other involved parties. Creditors then have a set amount of time to file their claims from the first date of publication. Then the personal representative can pay the debt and distribute the remaining estate. Finally, a petition for discharge is filed, and the estate is closed.
New Hampshire Probate Law
Probate in the state of New Hampshire requires that the people managing your estate and inheritance matters are well aware of exactly how probate should be conducted, with regard to state probate regulations, deadlines and written documents. Moreover, it would be good to have an idea of what the decedent’s surviving wife or husband is set to receive as an inheritance, and what steps are needed to get the estate distributed through probate properly, without unnecessary delays.
It is also important to be aware of how the petition filed by your personal representative is executed, as well as ensuing legal hearings and additional filings regarding the administration of the estate left by the decedent, his or her assets, real property, and so on.
Your personal representative will manage all of these matters until close of probate. He/she has to juggle multiple duties and tasks, not the least of which is filing notice to the probate court of the decedent’s passing, with the official notice of death, prior to the probate process proceeding. If you have enlisted a probate attorney at this stage, the attorney will guide the representative and the estate through the various stages of the probate process.
Two critical elements concerning probate in New Hampshire, which directly affect your probate personal administrator, as well as your inheritance, are (A) knowing how to stay in compliance with strict deadlines and tight time-frames structured by the state of New Hampshire – impacting legal letters and requests, among many items executed during New Hampshire probate; and (B) knowing exactly how to frame, write, execute and file these formal documents – another reason to consult with an attorney throughout the entire probate process.
For probate petitions and hearings before the New Hampshire probate court, notice is given to the probated estate’s executor, or personal representative. The petitioner also is charged with giving notice to parties who are in any way involved with the decedent’s property. As far as New Hampshire probate law is concerned, submitting notice has strict deadlines attached to the process. Moreover, the administrator of the estate cannot be appointed until after a certified copy of the decedent’s death record is given to the probate court. This first step sets the probate procedure in motion, which impacts how soon the heirs can access their inheritance — so it must be done correctly, in compliance with New Hampshire probate law.
You will most likely need a probate lawyer to accomplish all of these tasks quickly and correctly. Hiring a probate lawyer who is familiar with New Hampshire probate law will serve you well. Your probate attorney should, in fact, be there through the entire probate process to insure the inheritance process is being handled properly. We do not advise going through New Hampshire probate alone, in order to completely protect your inheritance and the inheritance of the other heirs.
New Hampshire Probate Resources
New Hampshire maintains two different probate courts, both with jurisdiction over adoption issues, trusts, wills, probates, estates, guardianships, termination of parental rights, involuntary commitments, as well as certain equity issues. The courts do not permit trial by jury.