New Hampshire Questions & Answers

Q: My landlord is expecting me to pay his electricity an if I choose not to he's raising my rent up each month.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jan 10, 2019
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
Look at the rental agreement or lease you signed, read what it states about paying for utilities and follow the written document that you have. I don't understand why you would be paying for his electricity so I cant figure out what the agreement-if any-you have with the landlord.

Q: I drove away from a cop after getting pulled over. Im sober just scared. If i turn myself in how much time will i get ?

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jan 10, 2019
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
This is a very serious situation, you really should call a criminal defense attorney.

Q: I have a person that is not on any lease agreement, as he did not want to sign it with his GF. and the lease has been di

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jan 10, 2019
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
He may not have a lease but he did live there and was most likely considered a tenant, read the statute again, I believe you have to store his things for at least 28 days, better to be safe than sorry. You should also try and contact him through any means available to you, try facebook, phone numbers, email addresses or whatever you have, to make contact with him and let him know his thing are going to be relocated or thrown out. Protect yourself from any litigation. Good luck.

Q: divorced 6 years, ex lives in house I do not my name is on deed but not mortgage now demanding me to pay

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New Hampshire on
Answered on Dec 15, 2018
Joshua H Bearce's answer
This answer to this question depends on the terms of your Divorce Decree. If your Decree states that he is solely responsible for these expenses, then he cannot force you to contribute. In contrast, if the Decree states that you are required to make some contribution to those expenses, then he can demand that contribution. You must also take into account the fact that a failure to timely pay these expenses may have an adverse impact on your credit. I suggest you speak with an attorney who...

Q: If a parent has a pedophile in the house with a minor, would this be considered endangerment if the minor did not know?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
It depends on the level of sex offender this person is. there are laws that state a sex offender cannot be around minors so check with the local police department to make sure the person is properly registered and is registered for the home the person resides in, and the level and danger to the child is any. The local police are very good at handling these issues as the sex offender is supposed to be known to them and where they reside at all times.

Q: If my son got addicted to pain meds after an accident, can I sue the other driver?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New Hampshire on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
Its a great question but the law would most likely not support this concept. It is a reach that a car accident could be the cause of someone getting hook on pain medication. It could be argued that the doctor that prescribes the medication may have given out too much or the wrong dose, but its not foreseeable that the driver that caused the accident would be at fault for this happening. I do like the argument though.

Q: Can you record your boss on the production flor,hallway,warehouse in New Hampshire?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
NH is has a two way recording statute. Both parties need to be told that the other party is recording the other, otherwise is is a serious crime. There are exceptions but this does not sound like one of them. Be careful.

Q: Like my domestic violence taken off my record it only happen once as I had a federal firearms license n

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
You need to file a motion in the court that you plead or were found liable for the domestic violence. There forms and the rules are on the courts website and you have to follow the rules carefully and notify the attorney generals office. There is a fee but it is reasonable. There are lawyers that handle this. Joe Prieto in Manchester does a good job and knows the ropes. Good luck!

Q: Hello. I currently have a public guardian and do not wish to. Should I ask her what I need to do for her to terminate?

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized for New Hampshire on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
Public guardian for what reason and who appointed her? If the person is court appointed then you would petition the court to request that the guardianship be terminated. Good luck!

Q: If I have a specific eviction date is there a way for me to make payments on the past due amount and have it be legal

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for New Hampshire on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
You can always ask the landlord to extend. If the eviction is not court ordered then they must evict you through the courts, which will take about 14-30 days to get the hearing date, the court may also allow you to pay the amount due plus costs and void the eviction.

Q: My husband has a warrant for his arrest and he can't appear in court physicaly. out of the US.is there a way to dismiss

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Nov 15, 2018
Hector E. Quiroga's answer
Seeking legal counsel who could represent him before the court on the charges against him could help in some way.

Unfortunately your husband’s problem has been compounded by his absence from the US for so long; he’s essentially abandoned his residence. There are ways to regain it; he should visit the US embassy or consulate that has jurisdiction or the area where he lives.

Q: If I am divorced, but still own property jointly with my ex, what happens to it if I file for bankruptcy?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for New Hampshire on
Answered on Nov 9, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Depending on the equity in the property, you can protect it or walk away from it without obligation.

Q: i rented out a room in my single family home. Owner Occupied house. the renter was here for 30.days and moved out withou

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Hampshire on
Answered on Nov 5, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
Was there anything in writing evidencing that it was a month to month rental? Be very careful with security deposits, the courts do not like it when they are not given back, and not giving it back can result in attorney fees and damages against you for not doing so without proper legal grounds.

Q: My 19 year son was arrested over the weekend. How do I find out the nature of the charges? Noone will speak to me

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Nov 5, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
You can show up at the arraignment or visit him at the jail he has been located at, at the times posted for visitation.

Q: My NH former Attorney forged my signature printed my name on a settlement check I got that off homeowners insurance

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Small Claims for New Hampshire on
Answered on Nov 5, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
You can call the NH Professional Board of Conduct for attorneys and file a complaint. They will investigate and make a ruling on the matter. Good luck!

Q: Do I have to respond to my daughters emails or texts demanding what we do with her son . If her visits were terminated

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New Hampshire on
Answered on Nov 5, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
You do not have to respond but it may depend on the written court decision for the guardianship. It may state in the decision what types of contact the mother can or cannot have. Read it carefully. Just keep in mind that generally speaking, courts prefer allowing some types of contact with the parents and a guardians attempt to to keep the alienated parent informed. Also keep in mind these texts and emails are great for putting into evidence so be very careful how you respond, always, if you...

Q: What can I do if an auto repair shop will not refund me for work I paid for and he hasn't done.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Nov 5, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
First you should demand payment by letter. when that doesn't work you should file in small claims court if you meet the requirements. Filing a small claims case in NH is now done by computer and relatively easy to handle. Good luck!

Q: Is Seller required to return deposit to Buyer despite Seller's offer to remedy as noted in the home inspection report ?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Nov 5, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
The home inspection is one of the ways a buyer can get out of a contract-it also depends on the purchase and sales contract he signed with you. You could argue that such a minor infraction is not a breach of the agreement and that you should have the ability to cure the alleged defect, or you could get someone else to perform a home inspection on your behalf to give an opinion that this tiny crack does not invalidate your contract. it really depends on how hard you want to fight and how much...

Q: My son who is disabled had a verbal lease month to month with his girlfriend. In the process an aquatance established .

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for New Hampshire on
Answered on Nov 5, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
If in fact, as you state, she has a month to month tenancy, then you have to give her 30 days notice to quit the apartment. These cases are tricky, if she won't leave, you should hire an landlord tenant attorney. attorney Brian Shaughnessy is the attorney I use to evict my own tenants. He is one of the best in the state.

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