Inheritance laws of New Hampshire

 

1(a):

N.H.Rev.STAT.ANN.§ 561:1(I)(b) (2004) stated that:

spouse and descendants from decedent and that spouse, and the spouse has no other descendants

· spouse inherits the first $250,000 of the intestate property, plus 1/2 of the balance

· decedent’s descendants inherit everything else by representation.

also N.H.Rev.STAT.ANN.§ 561:1(I)(d) (2004) stated that

• spouse and descendants from the decedent and that spouse, and the spouse has descendants from another relationship

• spouse inherits the first $150,000 of the intestate property, plus 1/2 of the balance
• decedent’s descendants inherit everything else by representation.

N.H.Rev.STAT.ANN.§ 561:1(I)(e) (2004) stated that

• spouse and descendants from decedent and someone other than that spouse

• spouse inherits the first $100,000 of the intestate property, plus 1/2 of the balance
• decedent’s descendants inherit everything else by representation.

New Hampshire law is different from New York because the amount of money received by the survivor spouse does not change if there are issue from other relationship.
In New York the survivor spouse with issue will received  Fifty thousand dollars and one half of the balance to the spouse, and the rest to the surviving issue by representation.

1(b):

N.H.Rev.STAT.ANN.§ 561:1(I)(a) (2004) stated that :

if the decedent is survived by spouse and no issue

• spouse but no descendants or parents

• spouse inherits everything

also N.H.Rev.STAT.ANN.§ 561:1(I)(c) (2004) stated that :

• spouse and parents

• spouse inherits the first $250,000 of the  intestate property, plus 3/4 of the balance
• parents inherit remaining intestate property in equally parts.

New Hampshire law is different from New York because even if the decedent’s parents are surviving and there is no issue, the surviving spouse gets everything.

1(C)

If the Decedent is surviving by no spouse and no issue

N.H.Rev.STAT.ANN.§ 561:1(II)(b) (2004) stated that:

Decedent’s Parents will inherits everything in equally parts.

this New Hampshire Law is the same as New York Law.

 

2

N.H.Rev.STAT.ANN.§551:1

Every person of the age of eighteen years and married persons under that age, of sane mind, may devise and dispose of their property, real and personal, and of any right or interest they may have in any property, by their last will in writing.

in New York it is the same age as in New Hampshire.

3

N.H.Rev.STAT.ANN.§ 551:2(IV)

Be signed by 2 or more credible witnesses, who shall, at the request of the testator and in the testator’s presence, attest to the testator’s signature.

in New York it is the same Law, but Lawyers will recommends to have at least 3 witnesses.

 

 

 

 

 

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