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When is it appropriate to file a personal injury lawsuit?

April 23, 2021 10:08 am Published by - Leave your thoughts

Experiencing a personal injury can be a traumatic experience. When someone is hurt due to someone else’s negligence, the survivor has the right to file a personal injury claim to recover damages. Depending on the circumstances, this phase will take months or even years. Your lawyer will walk you through the process and make sure you have the best chance...

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What are the United States federal sentencing guidelines?

April 15, 2021 10:20 am Published by - Leave your thoughts

Sentencing guidelines are rules for deciding the appropriate sentence for anyone who has been convicted of a crime in federal court, depending on the nature of the crime and the offender’s criminal background. In simple terms, it is the collection of rules and standards that a trial court judge uses to determine the appropriate punishment for a criminal who has...

A New Hampshire Supreme Court opinion expands the definition of “adultery” to include same-sex affairs

April 9, 2021 10:04 am Published by - Leave your thoughts

The Supreme Court of New Hampshire has expanded the concept of adultery to include same-sex infidelity. The issue came up during Molly and Robert Blaisdell’s divorce proceedings in the Manchester Family Division The husband demanded a divorce on the grounds of adultery, claiming that his wife had an affair with another woman. A lower court rejected his petition based on...

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What should I do after a car accident?

March 28, 2021 7:27 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

Getting into a car accident is scary. There are no ands, ifs, or buts about it. Once you’ve spoken with the police, seen a doctor (or even taken a ride in an ambulance), you’re left trying to figure out how to put the pieces of your life back together. In fact, oftentimes, many car accidents leave individuals with permanent injuries...

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What is a presentence report?

March 18, 2021 7:53 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

If you’ve found yourself in the middle of a criminal case and have been struggling to understand some of the terms used throughout the process, don’t feel alone. Times like these can be confusing, frustrating, and down right scary. If you’re facing jail time the fear you’re feeling can be overwhelming. Part of the sentencing process for criminal cases can...

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What if both my spouse and I want to keep the house?

March 8, 2021 8:12 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

Of all the assets a couple owns, the house is typically the biggest and most valuable. Add to that the countless memories made at a home and the potential for large gains as property values increase, and it’s no wonder the house is a typically a point of contention in a divorce. If you and your spouse both want to...

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If I am on my spouse’s health insurance can I stay on it after the divorce?

February 23, 2021 1:32 pm Published by - Leave your thoughts

In many marriages, one couple carries health insurance that covers their spouse and children. Once a couple decides to divorce, one of the most common questions we get is about what happens to the spouse who does not carry health insurance after a divorce. Typically, although not in every case, women tend to be more dependent on their spouse for...

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Is the public defender on my side?

February 23, 2021 10:35 am Published by - Leave your thoughts

Whenever a person finds themself in need of an attorney things can feel scary. You don’t know what to expect. For many of our clients in criminal cases there’s a fear of jail time and the stigma of having a criminal case on their record. There’s also the fear of whether a public defender will meet your needs. The truth...

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How should I dress for court?

February 16, 2021 11:32 am Published by - Leave your thoughts

One of the most common questions clients ask us is how they should dress for court. First and foremost, how you dress is important. When you enter the court room your appearance should be as clean and put together as possible so you give the best first impression. This isn’t about you being comfortable (sorry!), it’s about you giving the...

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How do I find the best personal injury lawyer?

February 10, 2021 10:07 am Published by - Leave your thoughts

Personal injury cases are particularly sensitive to handle. Many clients are dealing with lifelong physical trauma, as well as mental trauma that comes from serious incidents like car accidents and dog bites. So, how do you find the best personal injury attorney for your needs? The process is fairly simple. It’s a combination of understanding how the field of personal...