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Probate Divison - Forms Sorted Alphabetically
Form Number
Name of Form
Description
Instructions To Complete

NHJB-2200-DFPS
(06/04/2008)

Affidavit as to Military Service

Form completed by petitioner/plaintiff to show that defaulting party is or is not in military service.

Instructions
NHJB-2669-P
(01/01/2011)
Affidavit of Administrator Regarding Distribution of Insolvent Estate The Administrator is required to file this form after distribution of an insolvent estate as ordered by the court. Instructions

NHJB-2146-P
(08/17/2012)

Affidavit of Counsel as to Propriety of a Foreign Will / Codicil to be Admitted into Probate

This form is used when a will or codicil is being probated in New Hampshire but the will or codicil was executed in another state or in a foreign country. The form must be completed by an attorney who is stating that the will was properly executed according to the state or foreign laws in effect where and at the time the will or codicil was executed.

Instructions

NHJB-2189-FP
(10/31/2006)

Affidavit of Mother

This form must be completed by the birth mother surrendering her parental rights.   It is intended to identify the father of the child.

Instructions
NHJB-2423-DP
(03/25/2013)
Affidavit of Non-Compliance To inform the court and commence contempt proceedings when a defendant in a civil or small claims matter fails to adhere to a payment order issued by the Court.  

NHJB-2147-P
(06/07/2012)

Affidavit of Nursing Home Administrator

Used for the disposition of patient nursing home accounts when conditions specified in RSA 151-A:15 are met.

Instructions

NHJB-2202-DFPS
(10/31/2006)

Agreement

Form is completed by parties who are filing an agreement with the court.

NHJB-2179-FP
(07/01/2011)

Agreement to Mediate

This form is used to describe the mediation process and is used at the beginning of a mediation session. The mediator will provide detailed directions for completing this form.  

Instructions

NHJB-2166-P
(03/25/2013)

Annual Report of the Guardian of the Person - Adult

RSA 464-A:35 requires that the guardian of an incapacitated person (ward) file an annual report each year to report on the general status of the ward. This form serves as that report.

Instructions

NHJB-2119-P
(03/25/2013)

Appearance or Withdrawal

Any person, who has an interest in a case, must file an appearance in order to file any pleadings and receive any notifications regarding the case from the court.   A withdrawal is filed when the person no longer wishes to receive information about this case.

Instructions

NHJB-2314-P
(10/31/2006)

Application for Waiving Fee

This form is used when a party wants to waive a fee. It could be a filing fee, default fee or a citation fee.

Instructions

NHJB-2120-P
(03/30/2011)

Appointment of Resident Agent

This form is used when an executor or administrator, guardian, trustee or conservator resides outside of New Hampshire or plans to be outside the state for more than one year.   In those circumstances, that person must appoint a person who does reside in New Hampshire to serve as his or her agent to receive notice of claims against the estate or other legal documents.

Instructions

NHJB-2121-P
(10/31/2006)

Assent

Used to show that the interested parties who are listed in the court's case file agree with the document being filed with the court.   By signing the assent form, the interested party agrees to the document being submitted and this allows the court to make a ruling on the document without further notification from the court.

Instructions
NHJB-2864-P
(01/02/2014)
Assent for Proof of Will This form is used to show that the interested parties who are listed in the court’s case file agree with the proving of will in common form without the need for a witness to appear, in the will filed with the court. It can only be used if the probate of a will is NOT contested. Instructions
NHJB-2122-P
(10/01/2006)
Assent for Summary Administration This assent form is one of the documents required to close an estate using the summary administration process. By signing this form, the legatees or other persons beneficially interested in the estate, agree that further court supervision for administering the estate is not needed. Instructions
NHJB-2772-DFPSSUP
(10/01/2013)
Audio/Video Notice Form Form is completed by an individual who intends to use audio, video or photography equipment in the courtroom during court proceedings  
NHJB-2634-P
(02/14/2013)
Certification of Trust The purpose of this form is to obtain the name and address of all trustees when a trust is referenced in a will.  
NHJB-2148-P
(03/25/2013)
Certification of Copies to Parties

Any person filing with the probate court must furnish copies to all parties. If such certification is not included on the form filed with the court, this form may be used.

Instructions

NHJB-2409-DFP
(03/25/2013)

Change of Address Notification Form for parties to use to keep court advised of address changes.  

DSSP256

Criminal Record Release Authorization Division of State Police Form

Required in minor and adult guardianships and some adoption cases

Instructions

NHJB-2123-P
(10/31/2006)

Declination

Used if the person who is named in the will to serve as the executor of an estate or trustee of a testamentary trust does not wish to serve.   A declination may not be filed if there are no estate assets.

Instructions

NHJB-2081-FP
(10/01/2006)

Department of Health & Human Services or Agency Surrender of Parental Rights

If the Department of Health and Human Services, or a child-placing agency, has through court action or parental surrender been given care, custody and control of an adoptee, the department or agency must complete this form to surrender their rights to the adoptee.   The form specifies the rights being surrendered and the continued legal relationship with the child until a final decree of adoption is issued.

Instructions

NHJB-2171-FP
(08/29/2014)

Department of Health & Human Services Record Release Authorization

Required in minor and adult guardianships and some adoption cases when completing background checks on the proposed guardians or adoptive parents

Instructions

NHJB-2124-P
(10/31/2006)

Deposition in Proof of Will

Used when the witness who signed the will or codicil cannot appear in court to answer questions about what happened when the document was originally signed.   The form must be completed by the notary public who was appointed "commissioner" in the form "Motion to Prove Will by Deposition" (NHJB-2130-P).

Instructions

NHJB-2153-P
(10/31/2006)

Email Information

This form is used to collect email addresses for attorneys and parties who would like to have GENERAL correspondence sent to them in that manner.   Courts will adopt this form as they are prepared to use email for those purposes.

Instructions

NHJB-2117-P
(03/25/2013)

Executor's / Administrator's Accounting

This form, along with the required attachments, is a report of all the transactions that have taken place during the accounting period specified on the form.   Basically, it is used to show the court the details of how the assets of an estate have been managed. It will summarize the money the estate had or received , and the money spent out of the estate.

Instructions
NHJB-2656-DFPS
(12/01/2010)
Extra Page for Petitions (or UCCJEA Affidavits) Extra page for petition or UCCJEA affidavits that will not accommodate more than 6 lines of child information (per UCCJEA)  

NHJB-2137-P
(10/31/2006)

Fiduciary Bond

This form is required when the probate court has ordered the executor, administrator, guardian, conservator or trustee   to file a bond without sureties.   In it, the fiduciary promises the court that he or she will replace any funds up to the amount of the bond in case of the fiduciary's neglect or wrongdoing in fulfilling the fiduciary's duties.   This bond protects the estate's beneficiaries.

Instructions

NHJB-2017-P
(08/31/2009)

Financial Affidavit of Assets and Liabilities

This form must be completed by all parties who state that they are indigent and do not have money to pay for counsel and/or a GAL. NHJB-2609-P must also be completed if this form is being completed and filed, except in civil cases.

NHJB-2160-P
(03/25/2013)

Guardian's / Conservator's Accounting

This form, along with the required attachments, is a report of all the transactions that have taken place during the accounting period specified on the form.   Basically, it is used to show the court the details of how the assets of a ward's estate have been managed.   It will summarize the money the estate had or received , and the money spent out of the estate.

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NHJB-2151-P
(11/25/2013

Heirs-at-Law - Estate without Will

This form is used to identify the heirs-at-law.   List all the persons and/or entities who are entitled to receive the deceased's personal or real property under intestacy succession laws if there is no will.   (This form should not be used if the deceased died prior to January 1, 2003.)

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NHJB-2190-FP
(10/31/2006)

Interstate Adoption Putative Father Registry Information

RSA 170-B:6 requires the person filing a petition for an interstate adoption to also file this form with the court   to   tell the court the name and location of the putative father registry in the state where the child was born.

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NHJB-2125-P
(01/02/2014)

Inventory of Fiduciary

Used to show the court the details of the assets of an estate, whether for an estate administration, guardianship, conservatorship or trust.   It should contain an itemization of real and personal properties and their values.

Instructions

NHJB-2167-P (07/01/2011)

Investment Certification

Used in some guardianship of minor cases when the bond and annual accounts have been waived.   The form certifies that the investment company or bank has flagged the account so that monies may not be withdrawn without approval of the court.

Instructions
NHJB-2371-DP
(01/02/2014)
Landlord-Tenant Petition RSA 540-A:4

Petition may be filed by either a tenant or landlord seeking relief from a violation of RSA 540-A: 2 or RSA 540-A:3 by the other party (i.e. turning off the utilities or entering the premises without permission).

This form is not a filler form.

 
AU 101, AUB 101A, AU101B

Legacy and Succession (DRA Forms)

 

These forms are from the Department of Revenue & Administration and are located on their website.  Used in estate cases where date of death is prior to January 1, 2003 and also used when a motion to reopen is filed in these cases.  

NHJB-2150-P
(11/25/2013)

Legatees and Devisees - Estate with Will

 

This form is used to identify the deceased's legatees and devisees. A legatee or devisee is a person, charitable organization or living trust named in the will to inherit personal or real property.   (This form should not be used if the deceased died prior to January 1, 2003.)

Instructions

NHJB-2294-DFPS
(03/25/2013)

 

Limited Appearance or Withdrawal By Attorney

This special appearance form should be used by attorneys who are providing "limited representation," also known as limited services or unbundled services, to a litigant.   The court rules regarding limited representation allow attorneys to represent otherwise un-represented parties on discreet aspects of the case.

Instructions
NHJB-2091-DFPS
(08/20/2014)
Mediation Questionnaire Circuit Court divisions and Superior Court mediators will give the form to the parties after mediation, so they may complete and return to the clerk’s office in a sealed envelope.  

NHJB-2180-P
(07/01/2011)

Mediation Report

This form is completed by the mediator at the conclusion of a mediation session.   It is given to the court to show the outcome of the mediation.

Instructions

NHJB-2193-FP
(10/31/2006)

Medical Information on Birth Parents

This form is filed in an adoption proceeding to provide non-identifying medical background information on the birth parents.

Instructions
NHJB-2149-P
(11/25/2013)
Motion for Summary Administration and Assent Summary administration is a procedure available to speed up the closing of an estate, when further court supervision of the management and settlement of the estate is no longer necessary. The assent form is one of the documents required to close an estate using the summary administration process Instructions

NHJB-2134-P
(03/25/2013)

Motion and License to Mortgage Real Estate

Used to ask the court to license the fiduciary to mortgage the deceased's or ward's real estate for a variety of reasons.  

Instructions

NHJB-2164-P
(03/25/2013)

Motion and License to Sell Real state or Personal Property in Guardianship or Conservatorship

This form is used to ask the court for permission to sell real estate or personal property of a ward in either adult or minor guardianships .

Instructions

NHJB-2136-P
(03/25/2013)

Motion and License to Sell Real Estate to Pay Demands

Used when the estate executor or administrator wants to obtain a license to sell the deceased's property in order to pay any estate debts or claims against the estate.

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NHJB-2765-FP
(08/17/2012)
Motion for Alternative Service through Publication This form can be used in a case where a party’s address is unavailable or unknown and the court requires service by publication.  

NHJB-2303-P
(03/25/2013)

 

Motion for Appraiser

This form is used when asking the court to appoint an impartial appraiser to take an inventory and attach a value to the estate of the deceased or ward.  

Instructions
NHJB-2668-P
(03/25/2013)
Motion for Distribution of Insolvent Estate This form is used to ask the court to allow the administrator to distribute and make payment of claims in an insolvent estate. RSA 554:19 must be followed. Instructions

NHJB-2132-P
(03/25/2013)

Motion for Extension of Time

This form is used to request extra time to file any required document such as an inventory, account, voluntary statement, annual report , waiver of administration affidavit or receipt.

Instructions

NHJB-2131-P
(03/25/2013)

Motion for Order of Distribution

This form is used to ask the court to allow the fiduciary to distribute estate monies (not real estate). Funds should not be distributed until the motion has been granted by the court.

Instructions

NHJB-2364-DPS
(11/22/2013)

Motion for Periodic Payments

To commence post-judgment collection proceedings when a defendant in a civil matter has failed to pay the court ordered judgment.

NHJB-2628-P
(03/25/2013)

Motion for Private Claim

This form is used when the executor or administrator wants to file a claim against the estate.

Instructions
NHJB-2667-P
(03/25/2013)
Motion to Determine that an Estate is Insolvent This form is used when the executor or administrator wants the court to allow the estate to be administered as insolvent. Instructions

NHJB-2756-DFPS
(08/17/2012)

Motion to exceed counsel or GAL fees This form requires the attorney or GAL to submit all information necessary for the judge or master to consider when submitting the request to exceed fee caps to the Administrative Judge for review.   

NHJB-2499-P
(02/01/2008)

Motion to pay State Treasurer for Property in Excess of $5,000

RSA 561:10 allows for an estate administrator to petition the probate court if they have property in excess of $5,000 belonging to an heir, legatee, etc. whose place of residence is unknown and cannot be found, or who may have refused to accept the sum. The petition asks permission to pay the amount to the state treasurer and thus be discharged of their administrator's duties as they relate to the property.

Instructions

NHJB-2130-P
(03/25/2013)

Motion to Prove Will by Deposition

Used to ask the court to appoint a notary public to act as a commissioner to take the deposition of a witness to the execution of a will or codicil.   It is used when none of the witness to the will or codicil can appear in court to answer questions about what happened when the will or codicil was originally signed by the deceased.

Instructions

NHJB-2243-P
(03/25/2013)

Motion to Re-examine Probate Will

This form is used to ask the court to re-examine the probate of the will already accepted by the court, when there may be a question about the validity of the will.

Instructions

NHJB-2163-P
(07/01/2013)

Motion to Terminate Guardianship/ Conservatorship

Filed with the court to request that a guardianship or conservatorship be terminated.

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NHJB-2085-DP
(03/25/2013)
This notice, filed by either party in a Landlord-Tenant Action, informs the court and opposing party of the filing party's intention to appeal an adverse ruling to the Supreme Court.  

NHJB-2194-FP
(10/31/2006)

Notice of Intent to Claim Paternity and Request for Hearing

This form must be filed by an alleged father to give the court notice of his intent to claim paternity of a child in an adoption case, and to request a hearing on that paternity claim.

Instructions

NHJB-2127-P
(03/25/2013)

Notice to Surviving Spouse, Legatees, Heirs at Law and Return of Notice

This form is completed by the executor to notify each individual or entity named in the will that they appear to have an interest in the deceased's estate.   Must be filed within 90 days of appointment.

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NHJB-2142-P
(07/01/2011)

Notice to Town and Cities Pursuant to RSA 554:18-a

This form is required to notify towns and cities when the deceased's property is passed to someone else through inheritance or conditions of a will.   The form must be filed with both the town/city where the property is located and the probate court, prior to filing the final account.

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NHJB-2152-PS
(10/07/2013)

Objection

Filed with the court to let the court know that the person objects to a motion or petition already filed.

Instructions

NHJB-2128-P
(03/25/2013)

Petition / Motion

Used when there is not a specific form available and the petitioner wants to ask the court to take some action. It should include the facts and background information about the issue.

Instructions

NHJB-2169-P
(03/25/2013)

Petition and Affidavit for Expedited Hearing

There may be circumstances in an adult guardianship where it is important to hold a hearing within 15 days of the filing of the petition for guardianship.   This form requests that the court do so.

Instructions

NHJB-2497-P
(01/02/2014)

Petition for Administration of Estate of Person Presumed Dead

This petition is to ask the court for permission to publish a notice seeking information of a person presumed dead. The petition also seeks permission to administer the estate of the person until the person is declared dead

Instructions

NHJB-2185-FP
(10/31/2009)

Petition for Adoption

This petition is the primary form filed in the adoption of either a minor child or adult, although other documents as well as an original birth certificate of the child are also required.

Instructions

NHJB-2519-P
(06/04/2008)

Petition for Adoption of Adult

This petition is the primary form filed in the adoption of an adult although other documents are also required.

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NHJB-2175-P
(03/25/2013)

Petition for Change of Name

Used to ask the court to change the name of a person.

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NHJB-2161-P
(01/02/2014)

Petition for Conservator

This form is used if a person decides they are unfit to manage their own property and financial affairs, and they want to ask the court to appoint a conservator to do so.

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NHJB-2145-P
(07/01/2014)

Petition for Estate Administration

Used to ask the court to appoint an executor or administrator for a deceased's estate  

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NHJB-2181-DPS
(07/01/2011)

Petition for Ex Parte Attachment

Form is used by plaintiff or petitioner to request an attachment against the other party without prior notice to that party.

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NHJB-2165-P
(01/02/2014)

Petition for Guardian of Incapacitated Person

Used to ask the court to appoint a guardian for an incapacitated person, usually an adult.

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NHJB-2162-P
(01/02/2014)

Petition for Guardian of Minor

This form is used when asking the court to appoint a guardian for a minor child under RSA 463.

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NHJB-2818-P
(04/11/2014)
Petition for Involuntary Admission This form may be filed in a Circuit Court Probate Division for non-emergency admission by any responsible person to petition for a hearing relative to the need for admission on an involuntary basis of another person due to mental illness under RSA 135-C:36 or a person not competent to stand trial under RSA 171-B.  

NHJB-2141-P
(03/25/2013)

Petition for Small Estate Administration*

*use only if date of death is before 1/1/2006

This form is   used to ask the court to appoint the petitioner to serve as the administrator for the estate.   The estate must involve only personal property with a total value of $10,000 or less. Small Estate Administration may not be used if the date of death is after January 1, 2006 or if the deceased owned real estate of any value.

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NHJB-2138-P
(01/02/2014)

Petition for Trustee

This form is used to ask the court to appoint a trustee to oversee an established trust based on a will.

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NHJB-2191-P
(02/03/2012)

Petition for Validation of Adoption Finalized in a Foreign Country

If an adoption has been finalized in another country, the adoptive parent may be able to file this petition to ask the court to validate the adoption in NH.

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NHJB-2619-P
(11/15/2010)

Petition to Expunge

This petition is necessary when a person wants to remove the founded report against them from the Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services (BEAS) State Registry.

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NHJB-2133-P
(03/25/2013)

Petition to File and Record Authenticated Copy of Will and Probate

Used when an estate has been processed or probated in a state other than NH, and the deceased owned property in NH.

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NHJB-2921-P
(07/01/2014)
Petition to Prove Validity of Will This form is filed to ask the court to declare that his or her will is valid. The testator must be the petitioner and reside in the state or own real property in the state of New Hampshire Instructions

NHJB-2178-P
(10/31/2006)

Pre-trial Statement and Order

This form is used to provide key information about an upcoming trial.

Contact a probate court for information on completing this form.

NHJB-2139-P
(04/01/2011)

Receipt

This form is used when an executor or administrator distributes the assets of an estate.   Each person receiving something from the estate, whether money or something else, must sign a receipt for his or her share of the estate.   The original receipt must be filed with the court.

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NHJB-2705-DPS
(10/26/2010)
Registration of Foreign Judgment To be filed with the court by judgment creditor who has a judgment from another jurisdiction and is seeking to collect said judgment in NH.  

NHJB-2170-FP
(01/02/2012)

Report of the Guardian of the Person - Minor

RSA 463 requires that the guardian of a minor child under guardianship file a report 6 months after appointment and then   each year to report on the general status of that child.   This form serves as that report.

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NHJB-2883-P Request for Reassignment This form is used to request reassignment of a complex trust, estate, or probate case to the Trust Docket. The request is strictly limited to information necessary for the determination that reassignment to the Trust Docket is appropriate.  

NHJB-2420-FP
(06/04/2008)

Request for Certificate or Copy

This form may be used to ask the court to provide a certificate or copy of a specific document from a case file. It can be mailed to the court or completed at the counter when persons come to the court asking for certificates or copies.

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NHJB-2609-P
(02/10/2010)

Request for State to pay CAC and/or GAL

This form must be completed by all parties who state that they are indigent and do not have money to pay for counsel and/or a GAL, except for civil cases. NHJB-2017-P must also be completed if this form is being completed and filed.

NHJB-2168-P
(03/25/2013)

Request for Waiver of Personal Appearance

In an adult guardianship, this form may be used to ask the court to waive the requirement to have the proposed ward appear at the hearing.

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NHJB-2140-P
(03/25/2013)

Resignation of Fiduciary

Used when the executor, administrator, guardian, conservator or trustee appointed by the court can no longer manage the estate.   The court must be notified if the executor, administrator, guardian, conservator or trustee wants to make this change.

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NHJB-2126-P
(03/15/2010)

Return/Notice of Sale

This form is filed when the real estate has been sold, with or without a license to sell. If sale is by license by the court, it must be filed within one year of the sale. If sale is by consent of the heirs, it must be filed within 30 days following receipt of the sale proceeds.

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NHJB-2154-P
(03/30/2010)

Statement for Payment

This form is used by appointed attorneys, guardians ad litem and other service providers to summarize services provided and to be approved by the court for payment.

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NHJB-2143-P
(03/25/2013)

Statement of Voluntary Administration

This form is required to close a small estate by summarizing all assets and income received and all expenditures made during the course of administering the estate.   The form must be filed no earlier than 60 days nor later than 90 days from the court's approval of the Petition for Small Estate Administration (NHJB-2141-P).

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NHJB-2177-P
(11/25/2013)
Structuring Conference Order Counsel and parties may complete this form prior to hearing and bring to Structuring Conference
NHJB-2775-DFPS
(03/13/2013)
Subpoena Form is completed by a party or their attorney to compel a person to appear, and/or bring records in their possession, for a court hearing or a deposition. How to subpoena a witness for a court hearing

NHJB-2080-FP
(10/01/2009)

Surrender of Parental Rights

Any parent voluntarily surrendering their parental rights must complete this form.   It specifies the rights being surrendered.

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NHJB-2558-P
(12/01/2008)

Temporary Administration - 60 Day Report

This form is used for a temporary administrator to report back to the court regarding assets found for a deceased person.

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NHJB-2593-DPS
(10/07/2013)

Trustee Disclosure

Parties may use this form when they have received the writ of attachment and trustee process for service from the court.

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NHJB-2118-P
(03/25/2013)

Trustee's Accounting

This form, along with the required attachments, is a report of all the transactions that have taken place during the accounting period specified on the form.   Basically, it is used to show the court the details of how the principal and income of a trust have been managed.   It will summarize monies   received and disbursed out of the trust.

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NHJB-2660-DFPS
(12/01/2010)
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) Affidavit This form will be used by petitioners and respondents in cases involving custody of minor children when the petition form or response form does not provide spaces or prompts for this information required by UCCJEA. Instructions

VS-37

Vital Records Report Form (Adoption)

Required in all adoptions. This form is from Vital Records Administration

Contact Vital Records for information (603) 271-4650

NHJB-2302-FP
(10/31/2006)

 

Voluntarily Mediated Agreement

The purpose of this form is to meet the conditions of RSA 170-B:14 which provides for voluntarily mediated agreements in adoptions involving the Department of Health and Human Services.  

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NHJB-2498-P
(02/01/2008)

 

Waiver by Surviving Spouse

RSA 560:10 allows a surviving spouse to waive the provisions of a will and also their homestead rights, and instead receive their statutory share of the deceased's estate as defined in this statute. This form is the notification to the court of that action.

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NHJB-2144-P
(10/31/2006)

Waiver of Full Administration Affidavit

This form is only used to complete the Waiver of Administration.   The form must be filed between 6 and 12 months after the executor or administrator was appointed.

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