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Bar News - November 15, 2013

Circuit Court Order

Administrative Order 2013 21

Confidentiality in Guardianships of Incapacitated Persons

Effective July 1, 2013, RSA 464-A:8 VI. Guardians, Conduct of Hearing has been amended to read as follows:

*VI. Records, reports, and evidence submitted to the court or recorded by the court shall be confidential.

Consequently, as of July 1, 2013, the files for adult guardianship cases are no longer generally available to the public.

However, the general public may continue to have access to and make copies of the following documents from adult guardianship cases:
  • Certificate of Appointment of Guardian
  • Order on Appointment of Guardian
  • Inventory
  • Order on Motion to Sell or Mortgage Property of the Guardianship Estate
  • Appointment of Resident Agent
Access to any other document by the general public is restricted and may be viewed only upon order of the court for good cause.

Dated: October 24, 2013
Edwin W. Kelly
New Hampshire Circuit Court
Administrative Judge

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