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What is qualified immunity?

June 11, 2020 6:31 am Published by - Leave your thoughts

The murder of George Floyd sparked massive protests across the nation.  Protestors are loudly speaking out against police violence. The issue is deep and longstanding. There are no simple answers or quick fixes. One idea that reformers keep bringing up is to get rid of “qualified immunity.” It sounds confusing so we want to take a moment to break it...

Covid-19 Infection and Worker’s Compensation

May 5, 2020 9:49 am Published by - Leave your thoughts

Does Worker’s Compensation Cover Covid-19? Many people have been asking whether worker’s compensation covers a Covid-19 infection. The Covid-19 impact on workers has varied widely. Some have been able to work from home while barely missing a beat. Others have jobs where interacting with the public is necessary. Restaurants and retail stores laid off many. But some industries never shut...

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Limited Representation Can Make Hiring a Lawyer More Affordable

April 21, 2020 8:38 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

Let’s face it – legal fees aren’t cheap. When people need a lawyer, the biggest obstacle is often being able to afford one. Limited representation is a type of fee agreement that can make hiring a lawyer much more affordable The “Notice of Appearance” Usually, when a client hires a lawyer for an open court matter, the first thing the...

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How to Sign Important Legal Documents While Social Distancing?

April 5, 2020 8:47 am Published by - Leave your thoughts

Among other things, the coronavirus pandemic is causing many people to think about their own mortality. A lot of folks have known for years they need get their affairs order. They are now feeling the need to do so with great urgency. For example, one representative story that has been making the rounds is headlined: “Nurse: I’m 28 and writing...

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The Cohen & Winters COVID-19 Response

March 16, 2020 1:47 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

March. 27th Update: The New Hampshire state courts have extended the orders described below until at least May 4th. Stay safe! The COVID-19 virus is dramatically impacting every aspect of life, including our families, clients, and employees. Cohen & Winters is well-positioned to continue work remotely. As the health experts suggest, we are closing our physical office for the time...

The Accident Victim’s Free Report on How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

January 8, 2020 3:13 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

In this free report we present the ins and outs of how to choose a personal injury lawyer … HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FREE REPORT How to avoid 6 personal injury lawyer rip-offs! 4 costly misconceptions about personal injury lawyers. Insurance adjusters, settlement mills, juries, and judges: A guide to the assorted cast of characters you will meet and the winding...

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Child Support When There is Equal Custody – Part II

November 1, 2019 3:42 pm Published by - 1 Comment

We previously wrote about how much money a parent should have to pay in child support should be paid when they have equal, or close to equal, custody. Another Supreme Court Case Since that last post, the New Hampshire Supreme Court looked at this again. In the Silva case, the parents agreed to an equal parenting plan. The Judge ordered...

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What to Expect from a Free Initial Consultation

July 12, 2019 4:53 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

Cohen & Winters offers a free consultation for potential clients thinking about hiring us. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the free initial consultation: How Can I Get a Free Consultation? You can either call our office during business hours or you can submit information on our contact us form. One of our intake coordinators will contact...

The “2-5” parenting plan

June 12, 2019 3:20 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

Many parents getting divorced want to have their parenting time divided as evenly as possible.  Prior to the separation both parents have been heavily involved in care-taking activities. In many instances, both parents agree that they should keep it that way. Other times there is disagreement. One parent believes they should have primary custody and the other parent wants an...