New Hampshire Probate Form NHJB-2883-P

Request For Reassignment

Everything you need to know about New Hampshire Form NHJB-2883-P, including helpful tips, fast facts & deadlines, how to fill it out, where to submit it and other related NH probate forms.

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About Request For Reassignment

There are all sorts of forms executors, beneficiaries, and probate court clerks have to fill out and correspond with during probate and estate settlement, including affidavits, letters, petitions, summons, orders, and notices.

Request For Reassignment is a commonly used form within New Hampshire. Here’s an overview of what the form is and means, including a breakdown of the situations when (or why) you may need to use it:

Atticus Fast Facts About Request For Reassignment

Sometimes it’s tough to find a quick summary— here’s the important details you should know about Request For Reassignment:

  • This form pertains to the State of New Hampshire

  • The current version of this form was last revised on December 12, 2019

Government forms are not typically updated often, though when they are, it often happens rather quietly. While Atticus works hard to keep this information about New Hampshire’s Form NHJB-2883-P - Request For Reassignment up to date, certain details can change from time-to-time with little or no communication.

How to file Form NHJB-2883-P

Step 1 - Download the correct New Hampshire form based on the name and ID if applicable

Double check that you have both the correct form name and the correct form ID. Some New Hampshire probate forms can look remarkably similar, so it’s best to double, even triple-check that you’re using the right one! Keep in mind that not all States have a standardized Form ID system for their probate forms.

Step 2 - Complete the Document

Fill out all relevant fields in Form NHJB-2883-P, take a break, and then review. Probate and estate settlement processes in NH are long enough to begin with, and making a silly error can push your timeline even farther back. No thank you!

Note: If you don’t currently know all of the answers and are accessing Form NHJB-2883-P online, be sure to avoid closing the browser tab and potentially losing all your progress (or use a platform like Atticus to help avoid making mistakes).

Step 3 - Have Form NHJB-2883-P witnessed or notarized (if required)

Some States and situations require particular forms to be notarized. If you have been instructed to get the document notarized or see it in writing on the document, then make sure to hire a local notary. There are max notary fees in the United States that are defined and set by local law. Take a look at our full guide to notary fees to make sure you aren’t overpaying or getting ripped off.

Step 4 - Submit Request For Reassignment to the relevant office

This is most often the local probate court where the decedent (person who passed away) is domiciled (permanently resides) or the institution involved with this particular form (e.g. a bank). Some offices allow you to submit forms online, other’s don’t, and we while we generally recommend going in-person to expedite the process, sometimes that simply isn’t an option.

It’s also a generally good idea to establish a positive working relationship with any probate clerk (unfortunately there’s enough people & process out there making things more difficult and unnecessarily confusing for them), so a best practice is to simply ask the probate clerk proactively exactly how and where they’d prefer you to submit all forms.

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When Request For Reassignment is due

Different probate forms or processes can require different deadlines or response times for completing the appropriate form.

While some steps in the process are bound to specific deadlines (like petitioning for probate, having to submit an inventory of assets, or filing applicable notices to creditors and beneficiaries), many probate forms or processes are not tied to a specific deadline since the scope of work can vary based on situational factors or requirements involved.

Either way, there are a bunch of practical reasons why personal representatives should work to complete each step as thoroughly and quickly as possible when completing probate in New Hampshire.

5 reasons you should submit NHJB-2883-P as quickly as possible:

  1. The sooner you begin, the faster New Hampshire can allow heirs and beneficiaries to get their share of assets subject to probate. Acting promptly can also decrease the costs & overall mental fatigue through an otherwise burdensome process.

    Helpful Context: What’s the Difference Between Probate and Non-Probate Assets?

  2. In general, creditors of an estate usually have around 3-6 months from the time you file notice to creditors to file any claims for debt against the deceased’s assets. If they don’t, then that debt is forfeited (and more importantly, the executor won’t be held personally responsible). So doing this sooner means you have a better idea of who is owed what and ensures you won’t get a surprise collector months later.

  3. Not filing a will within 30 days (on average) could mean that the probate process proceeds according to intestate laws (laws that govern what happens to someone's stuff without a will) or is subject to unnecessary supervision by the probate court. And if you aren't directly related to the deceased (a.k.a. next of kin), this could also mean you lose your inheritance.

  4. It’s important to file any necessary state tax returns on behalf of the deceased or estate by the following tax season in New Hampshire. If you don’t, you could owe penalties and interest. This also includes any necessary federal tax returns such as Forms 1040, 1041, or even a Form 706 estate tax return.

  5. If a house in the State of New Hampshire is left empty (or abandoned) for a while, insurance can get dicey. For example, if the house burns down and no one has been there for a year, an insurance company may get out of paying your claim.

If you’re not using Atticus to get specific forms, deadlines, and timelines for New Hampshire probate, then try and stay as organized as possible, pay close attention to the dates mentioned in any correspondence you have with the State’s government officials, call the local New Hampshire probate clerk or court for exact answers regarding Form NHJB-2883-P, and when in doubt— consult a qualified trust & estates lawyer for that area.

How to Download, Open, and Edit Form NHJB-2883-P Online

Request For Reassignment is one of the many probate court forms available for download through Atticus.

It may also be available through some New Hampshire probate court sites, such as . In order to access the latest version, be updated with any revisions, and get full instructions on how to complete each form, check out the Atticus Probate & Estate Settlement software or consider hiring a qualified legal expert locally within New Hampshire.

While Atticus automatically provides the latest forms, be sure to choose the correct version of Form NHJB-2883-P - Request For Reassignment f using any other site or resource in order to avoid having to re-complete the form process and/or make another trip to the New Hampshire probate court office.

Request For Reassignment is a .pdf, so opening it should be as simple as clicking “View Form” from within the Atticus app or by clicking the appropriate link found on any New Hampshire-provided government platform. Once you’ve opened the form, you should be able to directly edit the form before saving or printing.

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Did you know?

  • Form NHJB-2883-P - Request For Reassignment is a probate form in New Hampshire.

  • New Hampshire has multiple types of probate and the necessary forms depend on the unique aspects of each estate, such as type and value of assets, whether there was a valid will, who is serving as the personal representative or executor, and even whether or not they also live in New Hampshire.

  • During probate, all personal representatives and executives in are required to submit a detailed inventory of assets that must separate non-probate assets from probate assets.

  • Probate in New Hampshire, especially without guidance, can take years to finish and cost upwards of $14,000.

Frequently Asked Questions about Request For Reassignment

Probate is the government’s way of making sure that when a person dies, the right stuff goes to the right people (including the taxes the government wants).

All of that stuff is collectively known as someone’s “estate”, and it’s the job of the executor or personal representative to fill out all the forms and complete all the required steps to formally dissolve the estate. 

To get instant clarity on the entire probate process and get an idea of the steps, timeline, and best practices, read the Atticus Beginner’s Guide to Probate

The best place? Create an account in Atticus to start getting estate-specific advice. 

You may need a lawyer, you may not, and paying for one when you didn’t need it really hurts. Atticus makes sure you make  the best decisions (plus you can write it off as an executor expense).

We’ve also created a list of other probate services. Be sure to check it out!

An executor is named in someone’s will, and if the deceased didn’t have a will, then the spouse or other close family relative usually steps up to fulfill the role. If no one wants to do it, then a judge will appoint someone. 

The executor is responsible for the complete management of the probate process, including major responsibilities such as:

  • Creating an inventory of all probate assets.

  • Filling out all necessary forms

  • Paying off all estate debts and taxes

  • Submitting reports to the court and beneficiaries as requested

And much more. This process often stretches longer than a year. 

For an idea of what separates executors who succeed from those who make this way harder than it should be, visit our article, Executors of an Estate:
What they do & secrets to succeeding

The Exact Text on Form NHJB-2883-P

Here’s the text, verbatim, that is found on New Hampshire Form NHJB-2883-P - Request For Reassignment. You can use this to get an idea of the context of the form and what type of information is needed.

NHJB-2883-P (12/12/2019) THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE JUDICIAL BRANCH Court Name: Case Name: Case Number: (if known) REQUEST FOR REASSIGNMENT Pursuant to Administrative Order 2014-04 This form shall be used to request reassignment of a matter to the Trust Docket pursuant to Administrative Order 2014-04. See RSA 490-F:2; New Hampshire Supreme Court Rule 54. Parties requesting reassignment shall contemporaneously file copies of this form with: (1) the Circuit Court Administrative Judge; (2) the Circuit Court Probate Division where the matter is currently being adjudicated; and (3) all parties of record. The Request shall be sent to the Circuit Court Administrative Judge at the following address: Circuit Court Administrative Judge Attention: Trust Docket/6 th Circuit Court Probate Division 2 Charles Doe Drive, Suite 1 Concord, New Hampshire 03301 Parties are also instructed to forward a copy of this request to all parties of record with a cover letter or memorandum conspicuously containing the following notice: In accordance with Circuit Court Administrative Order 2014-13, any party wishing to file a response asserting grounds for denial of this Request for Reassignment shall do so within ten (10) calendar days of the filing date of the Request with the Circuit Court Administrative Judge. Copies of the response shall be contemporaneously sent to the Circuit Court Administrative Judge, the Circuit Court Probate Division where the matter is currently being adjudicated, and all parties of record. 1. Name of Presiding Judge in Circuit Court Probate Division: 2A. Requesting party information: Name: Mailing address: If representing self, provide email address and telephone number: 2B. Requesting party’s counsel information: Name: Firm name: Mailing address: Email address and telephone number of requesting party’s counsel. Case Name: Case Number: REQUEST FOR REASSIGNMENT NHJB-2883-P (12/12/2019) 3A. Other party information: Name: Mailing address of other party of record: If other party of record is representing self, provide email address and telephone number. 3B. Other party’s counsel information: Name: Firm name: Mailing address: Email address and telephone number of other party’s counsel. The name and contact information of all other parties of record and their counsel, if applicable, shall be attached on a separate page and shall include the information requested in Part 3A and 3B. 4. Is any part of the case confidential? Yes No If your answer is yes, please identify which part and cite authority for confidentiality. 5. Please list if applicable: the complete case title, case number(s), name of court and location, name and address of all parties and their counsel, and the Presiding Judge, of any case related to this matter or involving the same parties. Please briefly describe the nature of each case. 6. Have the parties attempted or utilized formal mediation or other form of alternative dispute resolution with a neutral third party? Yes No. If yes, indicate the type of alternative dispute resolution attempted, date(s) of participation, and the result of the mediation or other form of alternative dispute resolution. Case Name: Case Number: REQUEST FOR REASSIGNMENT NHJB-2883-P (12/12/2019) 7. Do you know of any reason why any judge sitting on the Trust Docket would be disqualified from this case? Yes No. If yes, explain why. 8. Nature of case (Limit one page double-spaced; please attach). 9. Nature of complexity (Limit five pages double spaced; please attach). Each request for reassignment will be administratively reviewed for purposes of determining whether reassignment to the Trust Docket is appropriate based on the unique complexities of each case. Please describe the complexities present in this case making it appropriate for transfer. The following criteria, although not intended to be either controlling or fully describing the nature of cases appropriate for reassignment, indicate certain factors that might make a case complex and appropriate for reassignment to the Trust Docket. a. Multiple Issues and Complexity – Do the issues raised involve multiple layers of complexity? Does the instrument at issue include novel, ambiguous, or complicated provisions? Is the law unclear, complicated, or is there a choice of law controversy? b. Multitude of Instruments at Issue – Does the case involve interpretation of multiple types of probate documents? c. Number of Parties – Does the case involve multiple parties or parties with competing or differing interests? Are there a number of creditors with competing preferences for estate assets? d. Potential Tax Implications – Does the case involve complicated tax questions or does the outcome implicate various tax consequences? e. Projected Length of Trial – Do the parties project a multi-day trial as opposed to only a few hours? f. Multiple Forums – Are the parties involved in related litigation in other Circuit Court divisions that are best consolidated into one matter? Will the outcome of the case affect litigation pending in the Superior Court or in the Federal Court? Conversely, will the outcome of litigation pending in the Superior Court or in the Federal Court affect the case? g. Urgency of Adjudication – Is there a critical need for fast resolution? h. Efficiency – Are there any other circumstances which would cause the case to be more efficiently resolved in a specialized docket? Separately number each factor you believe qualifies this case for reassignment to the Trust Docket. For each factor, explain why the criteria above or other applicable criteria support reassignment. Case Name: Case Number: REQUEST FOR REASSIGNMENT NHJB-2883-P (12/12/2019) Do not attach any other document to this Request for Reassignment. If you want specific pleadings or documents considered in the administrative review, refer to them by name, date of submission to the current court, and docket entry number. Parties are prohibited from submitting with this Request for Reassignment any new evidence, motions, or other pleadings that have not been previously filed with the current court. Parties are cautioned to limit the scope of this Request for Reassignment to only information necessary for the Circuit Court’s determination whether reassignment to the Trust Docket is warranted. 10. Certification I certify that on this date I provided this document(s) to the parties who have filed an appearance for this case or who are otherwise interested parties by: Hand-delivery OR US Mail OR Email (E-mail only by prior agreement of the parties based on Circuit Court Administrative Order). Date Signature of Party or Counsel

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