This pamphlet from the Trust & Estates Section of the NH Bar Association provides a brief overview of the rules and regulations for the Nursing Home Medicaid program in New Hampshire. Please remember that this pamphlet is only a introductory guide. You should always seek the counsel of a qualified elder law attorney before making any decisions that could affect your eligibility for Nursing Home Medicaid.
This well-written article is published by the New Hampshire Circuit Court Administrative Office as a public service to help individuals better understand the process of post-death probate administration.
As you will see from the article, estate administration can be fairly complex. If you have been named as an Executor in someone’s Last Will & Testament, you should understand that you are a legal fiduciary who will be held to a high standard of care as you go through the process of administering the estate. It is always a good idea to have the help of an attorney to guide and counsel you along the way.
The website linked here provides a good overview of the often very misunderstood Medicaid program in New Hampshire. Please remember however, that it should only be used as a general reference. The Medicaid laws and regulations are extremely complex. Always consult an attorney before making any decisions that might impact Medicaid eligibility.
For those who find themselves making medical decisions for another person, the NH Bar Association has prepared a helpful guide for agents using a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.
The New Hampshire Circuit Court — Probate Division has published a helpful Frequently Asked Questions regarding the guardianship process in New Hampshire. While reading, please keep in mind that the need for a guardianship can be avoided by proper estate planning during an individual’s lifetime.