e-Filing is now required for estate cases that started electronically (not in paper) on or after
May 23, 2017 in the following Probate Division locations:
4th Circuit – Probate Division Laconia
6th Circuit - Probate Division Concord
7th Circuit - Probate Division Dover
10th Circuit – Probate Division Brentwood
If you are filing an estate case in these courts, please go to the Electronic Services page for e-filing resources.
NOTE: Estates will be e-filed in all other Probate Division locations beginning June 14, 2017
After reviewing the information on these pages, and the Electronic Services page, if you need further assistance please contact the Probate Division at:
1-855-212-1234 for calls from US or Canada (Calls from outside US or Canada call 603-223-0392)
Administering An Estate is a booklet that provides a layperson's guide to serving as an executor of a will.
Because E-filing for Probate Court is being implemented in a staggered fashion there are currently two versions of the booklet. Please use the information below to determine which booklet you should use, based on the date and the location of your court.
For estate cases filed before Monday, May 23, 2017, please refer to this version of the booklet.
Beginning Tuesday, 5/23/2017, for new estate cases filed in Brentwood, Concord, Dover or Laconia, please refer to this version of the booklet, updated with e-filing information.
Beginning Wednesday, June 14, 2017, for new estate cases filed in all remaining Probate Division locations, please refer to this version of the booklet, updated with e-filing information.
Estate Checklists are listed on the Electronic Services page.
The following checklists ONLY apply to cases filed in paper before May 23, 2017 in the Probate Division in Brentwood, Concord, Dover or Laconia; and to cases filed in paper before June 14, 2017 in any other Probate Division location. These checklists do NOT apply to any new estate cases filed after June 14, 2017:
- 024 Testamentary Trust
- 022 Reopening Estate new assets With a Will
- 023 Reopening Estate new assets Without a Will