Cinderella LIcense

NH “Cinderella” License

January 8, 2016 by

A new law that took effect on January 1st now allows, for the first time in New Hampshire, a conditional license for those under suspension for a first offense Driving Under the Influence conviction. Every state has its own rules about DWI or DUI (it can be referred to as either). If you have a DUI in NH and want...

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Taxes only matter when definite

November 25, 2015 by

Generally speaking NH judges have broad discretion to determine the value of marital property in a divorce proceeding. In the matter of the divorce of Diana and John Wolters, the NH Supreme Court addressed the issue of when a judge can reduce the value of a property based on the future tax liability the parties may incur when the property...

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You can now preregister for a therapeutic cannabis card!

November 4, 2015 by

The NH Department of Health and Human Services has allowed patients to submit applications to be pre-qualified for a Registry Identification Card that will allow the patient to obtain Therapeutic Cannabis. The cards will not be issued until cannabis dispensaries have opened which will likely be some time in 2016. Currently there are dispensaries planned for Merrimack, Plymouth, Dover and...

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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? ┬áA recent New Hampshire Supreme Court case shows how different states will answer this question much differently. ┬áThe couple in question — Glenda and Frank Ball — were divorced in Massachusetts in 2005. ┬áUnder Massachusetts law, Frank was required to pay child support┬áas 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┬áwere injured. ┬áThey 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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