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Making a Will

Reviewed 6/7/2023

Searching for a Will?

If the New Hampshire attorney who created a will is no longer practicing, contact the New Hampshire Judicial Branch Circuit Court Administrative Office. Patty Cole, the Court Navigator Service Coordinator, may be able to tell you what happened to the attorney's files. Send an email to

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Note: The New Hampshire Legislature made changes to the requirements for a valid will, effective Aug. 10, 2021. All of the resources below were written before that change took effect. Please be sure to double check the information with the statute, RSA 551:2 (see next page).

Please remember that this guide is for information purposes only and is not comprehensive.  
It is intended as a starting point for research, to illustrate the various sources of the law, and to provide guidance in their use. 
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