A new state law, in effect as of July 1, 2014, allows a will to be probated before the person passes away. Under this new law, an individual who has written a will that is likely to be contested may obtain approval of the will from the Probate Court in advance. It proactively prevents disputes among heirs, avoiding costly litigation.
New Hampshire is one of the few states to have this type of law.
If you would like to speak with an attorney about estate planning, the Lawyer Referral Service of the New Hampshire Bar Association can refer you to competent and insured attorneys who handle estate planning matters. Call 603-229-0002 or request a referral online.