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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New Hampshire on
Q: Check the more information section

Hello I have an 8 year old daughter who's mother has just came back into picture she was granted Sunday and Monday night custody. My mother has overall guardianship. My daughter has dance lesson which I pay for out of pocket and has been in dance longer then her mother has been back but now the... Read more »

Joseph D Garrison
Joseph D Garrison answered on Oct 15, 2017

If she is not complying with the Court Order then one option is to file a motion for contempt. She will be responsible for your costs if you are successful. The guardian cannot stop visitation - you will need to ask the Court to modify the Order so your daughter gets to dance class.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for New Hampshire on
Q: If custodial parent moves out of state with child and abuses her can i get custody? I have not seen child in six monah

I have not had contact with my ex husband in more than 6 months as he refused to get back to me about arranging a date to visit her. I had problems in the past with not having a stable environment for her to live in. According to our parenting plan he was not to move farther away without asking me... Read more »

Joseph D Garrison
Joseph D Garrison answered on Apr 1, 2017

You can file in NH but you should also consult with an attorney licensed in Maine asap.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for New Hampshire on
Q: Hello, Divorce agreement says I can not take kids out of school. They Irish Dance. Ex signed them up during school hours

If we both agree to this, can I take them out of school to go? Can I get in trouble for it? Bad, bad breakup with a violently abusive wife who turned it on me when I told her I was leaving and had me taken away from family for over a year. Finally received 50% custody 3 years ago. Kids Irish dance... Read more »

Joseph D Garrison
Joseph D Garrison answered on Apr 1, 2017

If you both agree then that's fine. You should have your ex confirm that it is OK in writing (text or email) so you have a record of it.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law and Contracts for New Hampshire on
Q: Can a contracting company require independent sub-contractors to pay for inspections of personally owned work equipment?

Husband is an independent contractor under contract for Contracting Cable Co A that contracts work from Contracting Cable Co B that contracts work from Major Cable Co C. Contracting Cable Co B is requiring an inspection of independent contractors personally owned work ladders and requiring said... Read more »

Joseph D Garrison
Joseph D Garrison answered on Apr 1, 2017

If it is in the contract then they can require it.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Juvenile Law for New Hampshire on
Q: Hello my child is currently in juvenile court over a charge of a pot pipe. She has a lawyer and I asked him to appeal

He said he couldn't do this because he would violate a code of ethics. I am her mother and I am ordered to pay him and he won't listen to me? Is that true? New Hampshire

Joseph D Garrison
Joseph D Garrison answered on Apr 1, 2017

Although you are the parent and a party to the case, the lawyer's duty is to the child. The child is the one who needs to tell the lawyer what they want to do.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for New Hampshire on
Q: Can I get pro bono help with a case I have in family court reguarding my ex molesting our 9 year old?
Joseph D Garrison
Joseph D Garrison answered on Apr 1, 2017

Yes, contact the NH Bar Association pro bono program.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New Hampshire on
Q: My daughter's father hasn't been in her life for awhile hasn't paid court ordered child support in a year. What can I do

He doesn't make effort to see her. I want full custody and him off the birth certificate. I tried giving him the chance of surrendering his rights. He told me to take him off her birth certificate but won't work with me in the steps.

Joseph D Garrison
Joseph D Garrison answered on Apr 1, 2017

You can file a motion to enforce court order. You may also want to consider contacting the child support division at the DHHS to see if they can help.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for New Hampshire on
Q: Can the DMV arrest me? It says I will be guilty of a class A Misdemeanor ?
Joseph D Garrison
Joseph D Garrison answered on Apr 1, 2017

Not sure what your question is. Can you clarify?

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for New Hampshire on
Q: My son has been dating this girl 3 years younger than him for almost 3 years. He will be turning 18 this year.illegal?

She lives in nh.he lives in massachusetts.

Joseph D Garrison
Joseph D Garrison answered on Apr 1, 2017

Dating is fine but if they are having intercourse, that is illegal.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for New Hampshire on
Q: Can I purchase a firearm in New Hampshire?

Back in 2000 I'm was convicted of felony marijuana sales charge. I was sentenced to 2yrs probation and a 12mo suspended. Part of my plea deal was that upon completion of probation the charge would be reduced to misdemeanor possession, which it was. Can I purchase/possess a firearm? Any help would... Read more »

Joseph D Garrison
Joseph D Garrison answered on Apr 1, 2017

You need to look into annulment. If you are able to annul the charge, then you should be able to possess a firearm.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Hampshire on
Q: Can my 15 y/o son get in trouble for having consensual sex with his 15 y/o girlfriend?

I heard that minors are not supposed to be having sex, therefore he can get in trouble for it. Possible jail time?

Joseph D Garrison
Joseph D Garrison answered on Apr 1, 2017

Yes he can.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Hampshire on
Q: What are the possible consequences for my minor daughter for violating a restraining order in NH?

My 17 year old daughter had a stalking petition filed against her by another student following a boyfriend/ girlfriend break-up disaster. The stalking petition was dismissed in court, but before we were able to get in front of a judge, my daughter violated the restraining order by passing the other... Read more »

Joseph D Garrison
Joseph D Garrison answered on Apr 1, 2017

It depends on the level of the charge. If she was charged with a Class A Misdemeanor, then she could go to jail. This is highly unlikely based on the facts you describe. Your daughter should consult with a criminal defense attorney asap if she hasn't already.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Hampshire on
Q: My boyfriend has a deferred sentence. He got a ticket recently, no arrests. Will he go to jail?
Joseph D Garrison
Joseph D Garrison answered on Apr 1, 2017

Probably not, but it depends on the language of the deferred sentence and whether it included violations such as a ticket.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Hampshire on
Q: Can you be charged with a bail violation after your case has been closed?
Joseph D Garrison
Joseph D Garrison answered on Apr 1, 2017

Potentially. If you violated your bail conditions before the case was resolved, then yes, you could be charged.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Hampshire on
Q: Penalty for New Hampshire 318-B. 1st offensive for half oz marijuana and a pipe.
Joseph D Garrison
Joseph D Garrison answered on Apr 1, 2017

The answer depends on what you've been charged with. Depending on the weight on the alleged drugs, you could be facing a felony charge which carries potential prison time and high fines. At the very least, you potentially face a misdemeanor charge which could result in jail time and a minimum... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Hampshire on
Q: Who issue criminal trespassing in the state of NH
Joseph D Garrison
Joseph D Garrison answered on Jan 19, 2017

Your answer could use a few more facts, but in general a property owner or their designated agent may issue a no trespassing order either verbally or in writing.

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