New Hampshire Last Will & Testament Information
A New Hampshire Last Will & Testament includes the following requirements:
The testator must be eighteen years old or older.
They must also be of ‘sound mind’.
The Will must be signed by the testator or by someone else in their name (provided it is done under the testator’s direction and in their presence).
The signing of the Will requires at least two witnesses in order to make it valid. The witnesses cannot be beneficiaries.
Another requirement to make the Will valid is that it must be in written format. However, state law here states that oral wills can be valid, provided the are made by a soldier in active military service or a mariner or seaman when at sea.
A New Hampshire resident may bequeath their assets to any beneficiaries.
Under New Hampshire law, not all property can be divided according to a will. There are some exceptions, including:
- Property owned in conjunction with another person who is alive.
- Retirement account and life insurance payouts.
- Share of the surviving spouse if they are excluded from the will document.
- A child of the deceased born after their death or not mentioned in the will is allowed the same amount of the estate as if there were no will document.
Click here if you have any questions about creating a last will in New Hampshire.