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New alimony statute

Important things to know about New Hampshire’s new alimony statute

August 16, 2018 2:49 pm Published by - Comments Off on Important things to know about New Hampshire’s new alimony statute

When it comes to divorce litigation, few issues raise more controversy than alimony. Love it or hate, alimony is not going anywhere. Whereas the law has always allowed for alimony, New Hampshire judges have been all over the place in deciding when to award it, in what amount, and for how long. That’s about to change with the new alimony...

9 Things to do Before Filing for Divorce

9 Things to Do Before Filing for Divorce

June 13, 2018 1:09 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

Thinking about filing for divorce but overwhelmed by a daunting process? Being prepared is key. Every situation is different. From our experience, however, there are things that come up in a divorce that a little preparation may help avoid. Here are 9 great tips for what to do before filing for divorce: 1.Maintain Your Lifestyle and Spending Patterns After a...

Hit by Uninsured Motorist

6 Helpful Tips if You are Hit by an Uninsured Driver

May 15, 2018 2:31 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

Sadly, there are many drivers are on the road without insurance. This is especially true in New Hampshire, which is the only state that does not require a driver to have insurance. So what to do if you are hit by an uninsured motorist? Or what about if you are struck by a driver who leaves the scene altogether and can’t...

Medical Bills After a Car Accident

April 14, 2018 10:29 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

Many people wonder how to pay for medical bills after a car accident. Should it be health insurance, car insurance, or the other driver’s insurance? Or should you just wait until the other driver’s insurance company finally pays before paying the medical bills? These are complicated questions and the right answer can vary by case. Medical Payments Coverage Medical payments...

Opinion Testimony is Very Limited

March 14, 2018 4:35 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

People often ask, what evidence is allowed in court? Witnesses can generally testify about what they personally saw or heard. When it comes to their opinions, however, the rules are very strict. A recent New Hampshire Supreme Court decision illustrates this point well. Mother as a Witness The prosecutor charged the defendant, Richard Waite, with multiple counts of sexually abusing...

Immigrants Facing Removal Can be Detained Indefinitely

March 6, 2018 5:40 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

Major Immigration Ruling The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that immigrants who are waiting to be removed from the country can be held indefinitely without a bail hearing. ICE usually holds immigrants facing removal in an immigration detention facility, which is like a jail. The people in these jails may have come to the country without permission. Or they...

Child Support Is Not Automatically Reduced When One of Multiple Children Reaches Majority

February 15, 2018 9:55 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

Wendy and Michael White divorced in 2003. The judge ordered Michael to pay child support for their two children. Their older child was 18 and graduated high school in 2014. By New Hampshire law, therefore, there was no longer a support obligation for the older child after he graduated. If there was only child, Michael’s payments would stop automatically. But...

Child Support When There is Equal Custody

January 14, 2018 4:10 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

Child Support Guidelines Heath Gosselin filed to reduce the child support to his ex-wife, Kathryn Page. In child support cases, the first thing the Judge always has to do is calculate the “guidelines“. Using the income of both parents, and tables provided by law, the Judge figures out the guidelines number. The Judge should start with the presumption that the...

DMV Decision to Require an Ignition Interlock Device

December 15, 2017 9:13 am Published by - Leave your thoughts

Patrick Roland pled guilty to DWI. Although he had a prior DWI on his record, the plea bargain changed it to a “first” offense. This is a common plea bargain in DWI cases. From the prosecutor’s perspective it avoids the time and expense in taking the case to trial. The prosecutor also eliminates the risk of losing with no conviction...

When One Spouse Dies in the Middle of a Divorce

November 14, 2017 5:21 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

Dying For a Divorce Arthur and Patricia Sweatt were going through a divorce after 36 years of marriage. Sadly, Patricia was also terminally ill. In the middle of their divorce, she filed a motion to “bifurcate” the proceedings. What this means in plain English is that she wanted to have the divorce made final while she was still alive, even...