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New Hampshire Trust Council Files Friend of the Court Brief

The New Hampshire Trust Council has filed a friend of the court (amicus) brief in the New Hampshire Supreme Court. In re Teresa E. Craig Living Trust, Docket No. 2017-0532. Prepared by Todd Mayo and Glenn Perlow of Perspecta Trust, the brief addresses a question certified to the Supreme Court by the New Hampshire Probate Court regarding application of the pretermitted heir statute.

The pretermitted heir statute (RSA 551:10) provides children (and their descendants) who were inadvertently omitted from a will with the same share of the estate they would have received had there been no will (an intestate share). In […]

By |January 25, 2018|Case Law, Legal Resource, News|

Appeal of Lowy 156 NH. 57 (2007)

In the Lowy case, the New Hampshire Supreme Court construed the terms of a trust. The court wrote that: “When we construe a trust, the intention of a settlor is paramount, and we determine that intent, whenever possible, from the express terms of the trust itself. Moreover, we reject any construction of trust language that would defeat the clear and expressed intention of a settlor.” (Internal citations omitted.)

Appeal of Lowy 156 NH. 57 (2007)

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