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When Does Child Support End?

When Does Child Support End?

October 15, 2015 by

One of the most common questions we get is – when does child support end?  A recent New Hampshire Supreme Court case shows how different states will answer this question much differently.  The couple in question — Glenda and Frank Ball — were divorced in Massachusetts in 2005.  Under Massachusetts law, Frank was required to pay child support as long the...

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Police Can’t Sue for Injuries that Occurred During “Suicide by Cop”

October 1, 2015 by

Most of us will never forget the tragedy that occurred in 2012 when the Chief of the Greenland Police Department was killed as he and other officers tried to executed a search warrant at the home of Cullen Mutrie.  Mutrie engaged in a shootout with the police and, after killing the Chief, and injuring four other officers, he killed himself.  The four surviving officers...

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Strict Time Limits for Suing a Ski Resort

August 12, 2015 by

Deborah and Matthew Hogan were skiing at Pat’s Peak when they fell from a ski chairlift and were injured.  They wanted to sue the resort for their injuries but New Hampshire has a very strict law that says if you want to sue a ski resort, you must send the resort notice of your injuries within 90 days by certified letter....

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What Counts As Three Strikes?

July 21, 2015 by

With the recent Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage and health insurance, it easy to overlook an important sentencing decision made at the same time.  Most people are aware that it is a crime for a felon to possess a firearm. What most people do not know is if a felon is caught with a firearm and he has three...

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Bluetooth only cell phone use in NH as of July 1!

June 26, 2015 by

As of July 1, 2015 it shall be a violation to use a cell phone while driving unless it is Bluetooth enabled, or a hands-free device that is integrated into the vehicle. RSA 265:79-c provides very few exceptions to this prohibition: (1) if the person is behind the wheel and the vehicle is pulled to the side of, or off...

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Police dog sniff of car ruled illegal

April 24, 2015 by

The United States Supreme Court recently curtailed a police officer’s right to extend a routine traffic stop for a K-9 sniff for drugs in Rodriguez v United States. Mr. Rodriguez and his passenger were stopped by a Nebraska police officer at around midnight for briefly traveling in the breakdown lane. The officer stopped the vehicle and took Rodriguez’s license and...

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What happens when you get hurt at work?

March 27, 2015 by

Workplace injuries are given unique treatment under the law. If a person is injured while not at work, and someone else is responsible, the victim can sue the at-fault party. One of the most common examples is in the case of a car accident that is caused by the negligence of another driver. The injured driver can recover compensation for...

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