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what is self defense

What is self defense?

December 28, 2021 by Leave your thoughts

What Is Self-Defense and How Does It Work? Self-defense is the right to use a reasonable amount of counter-force to defend one’s self or a third party from a forceful attack. On the surface, this concept is simple enough, but when applied to real-life situations, it raises various concerns. For example, what is a reasonable degree of force or violence...

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lost wages for self employment

Can you claim lost wages for self employment?

December 28, 2021 by Leave your thoughts

What Are Self-Employed Lost Wages? The terms “lost wages,” “lost income,” “lost compensation,” and “lost benefits” are all used to refer to the number of earnings and profits you would have made if you hadn’t been harmed. For example, recent profits, impending contracts, lost company possibilities, and lost goodwill are included in these earnings. Keep in mind that lost wages...

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who gets the pets during a divorce

Who Gets the Pets During a Divorce?

December 28, 2021 by Leave your thoughts

Who Gets the Dog in Divorce? If you’re thinking about divorce and you and your husband share a pet, you might be worried about who would get the pet if you split up. Cruel as it may seem, courts treat pets as property. A knowledgeable divorce lawyer can assist you in determining your rights to your pet.  What Will Happen...

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how do I pay for my personal injury attorney?

How do I pay for my personal injury lawyer?

November 30, 2021 by Leave your thoughts

How Do I Pay For My Injury Lawyer? Typically, the legal fees for representing a client in personal injury cases are removed from the ultimate personal injury settlement in the client’s case—or the damages award after a successful verdict, in the rare circumstance that the client’s case makes it to a court trial. If the client does not receive a...

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what is a diversion program

What is a diversion program?

November 30, 2021 by Leave your thoughts

Diversion is a program designed to allow certain first-time or low-risk defendants to complete a rehabilitation instead of being convicted of a crime. Most courts have some type of diversion program. Each program defines the crimes and characteristics of the offender that will allow the defendant to attend the program. Some diversion schemes “divert” defendants to counseling early in the...

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What Financial Paperwork Will I Have To Turn Over To My Spouse?

What Financial Paperwork Will I Have To Turn Over To My Spouse?

November 1, 2021 by Leave your thoughts

What Financial Paperwork Will I Have To Turn Over To My Spouse? One of the very first things a lawyer will advise you if you’re going through a divorce is to obtain your financial records, such as bank account statements, credit card statements, title paperwork, and mortgage documents. Even though some couples shared records during their marriage, divorcing couples still...

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what is a no contact order?

What is a no-contact order?

November 1, 2021 by Leave your thoughts

Judges usually issue a no-contact order in New Hampshire after a criminal arrest or conviction on domestic abuse charges. If the defendant tries to contact the attack victim, the order imposes harsh penalties, including jail time. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE NO-CONTACT ORDER  The legislation compels the court to consider whether to issue a court order prohibiting the defendant from having contact with...

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What do I do If the father/mother of my child moves to another state with our child and files for custody in that state?

Child Custody and Relocation in New Hampshire

November 1, 2021 by Leave your thoughts

What do I do If the father/mother of my child moves to another state with our child and files for custody in that state? When parents divorce (or separate if they were never married), they must create custody arrangements in their children’s best interests (while many courts, including those in New Hampshire, are moving away from the term “custody” as...

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what should I do if insurance makes a low offer

I got a low settlement offer after being injured in a car accident?

September 30, 2021 by Leave your thoughts

Receive a Low Insurance Settlement Offer After a Car Accident? You were hurt in a car accident as a result of someone else’s carelessness. You received treatment, and your condition improved over time. You did everything correctly and expected the insurance company to do the right thing and offer you a fair settlement. The insurance company’s offer, to your surprise,...

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