New Hampshire Questions & Answers

Q: Can I file for bankruptcy on behalf of my irresponsible adult children?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for New Hampshire on
Answered on Sep 7, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Not unless the child is incompetent and you have guardianship or power of attorney.

Q: How do I go about getting trademark for a motorcycle riding club?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Trademark for New Hampshire on
Answered on Aug 30, 2018
Peter D. Mlynek's answer
You would do it exactly the same way like with any other trademark: you can file it yourself, or you can hire a trademark lawyer to do for you.

But two points that you need to be aware of:

(1) There are a number of MCs out there, and their marks and logos are often similar to each other, leading to confusion. Unless you have some unique club name or design, it may not be straightforward as with other marks.

(2) You also need to be aware of the trademarks owned by...

Q: If I try to leave the u.s. to visit my girlfriend in Canada without a passport will I be allowed entry.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Aug 24, 2018
Randall Drew's answer
Not likely. You need an enhanced driver's license to cross the border. New Hampshire is starting to issue REAL ID compliant driver licenses but that is not the same as an enhanced id for cross border travel.

Q: Can I sue the landlord of a building where one of the tenant's dogs bit me?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Hampshire on
Answered on Aug 3, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
Good question and depends on the facts. Check the Lease and look at what it states in regard to dogs. If no dogs are allowed and he lets dog(s) live with the tenant it could be a violation of the Lease, and may make him culpable. If the landlord has known this dog has been biting other people or been very aggressive, and you can prove the landlord knew or should have known about the propensities of the dog, and the landlord nothing about it, then you may also have grounds for a case. Good...

Q: Hello. we've just purchased a house (closing was 4 days ago) and a few events make us suspect foul play from owner

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jul 22, 2018
Thomas A. Grossman's answer
You may be able to demand an Arbitration proceeding, but that is under California Law. California has different laws than Massachusetts. Under California laws, most real estate purchase agreements contain such clauses. I don't know what Mass. laws say. You should review the paperwork. Good Luck.

Q: The person who rear-ended me was a teenager who was unlicensed. Can I sue his parents?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jul 19, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Possibly. Make the claim, if injured contact a member of the NH Assn for Justice in the county where it happened--they give free consults.

Q: Can a pickup truck towing a fifth wheel camper tow a small utility type trailer behind it

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets and Civil Rights for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jul 18, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Unlikely --and very dangerous--even if you can, you don't want to.

Q: I was hit by a bus recently and the other party was determined to be at fault for the accident.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jul 18, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Generally, no. They only have to pay you the value of the car. How you financed it is your business.

However if you were hurt you have a claim for your injuries and should consult a member of the NH Assn for Justice for the county where the wreck happened.

Q: If the company I work for has filed for bankruptcy, does that mean it's likely to fire all its employees?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jul 5, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Not necessarily. They could be reorganizing and keeping the bulk of the employees.

Q: Another child pushed my son at preschool and the fall knocked his tooth out.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jun 29, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Generally no as kids do that, unless this kid is some type of known menace. Even then it will take a lot to show he was known to be dangerous.

Q: In NH, is it legal for a private sector employer to limit their payment of paid time off at termination to 20 hrs.?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
According to employer's handbook, only 20 hrs can be encashed regardless of accrued PTO and has to be followed.

Q: Hello, how can I bring my brother from Moldovă to United States, i have green card.

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Randall Drew's answer
Max,

You can only file a visa petition for your brother once you become a US citizen. You most likely would do that through a process called Naturalization. You will have to have your permanent resident card for nearly five years to file Naturalization. Even then the process for getting an immigrant visa for a brother or sister can take many years. Decades in some cases. He should keep entering the DV lottery as long as it exists - that would be a faster way here if he wins. Good luck!

Q: I am a minor in NH and I want to report a sexual assault to the police. Will they notify my parents or the perpetrator?

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jun 9, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Well, it may depend on the nature of allegations. Your parent(s) or guardian might be involved in order to keep your track or contact as and when needed. As a minor you are supposed to live with either of your parent under his/her care, etc. You may face a question as to whether did you take into confidence either of your caretaker?

If your allegations are worth cognizable, police may register your complaint, initiate investigation and may inquire from the alleged perpetrator in...

Q: How to do I submit a modification to a parenting plan

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 30, 2018
Amy C. Connolly's answer
You would file a new parenting plan, that can be found on the court's website. You would need to outline the new routine schedule you have agreed upon. The court should approve the agreement and you will receive a copy of the new parenting plan once it is approved.

Q: my ex girlfriend was just arrested for domestic violence against her mother, can I get full custody of my son?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 30, 2018
Amy C. Connolly's answer
You can file an ex parte motion to temporarily prevent parenting time with the mother so long as you can show that your son will suffer irreparable harm or injury if the relief requested is not granted. You would file this motion by going to the family court where your parenting plan was issued. Best of luck.

Q: I want to move out of state from an abusive father of my 8 year old. What are my options?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 30, 2018
Amy C. Connolly's answer
You should report the abuse to DCYF and obtain a protective order. You should seek court approval prior to moving out of state.

Q: Can I post photos of celebrities, musicians, etc. on my own personal website if I'm deriving profit from the website?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property, International Law and Internet Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 24, 2018
John Espinosa's answer
If you are using it to make money it is not a personal use but a commercial one. Don't use the photos without getting permission from the copyright holder.

Q: My US citizen husband dies, what will happen to my N-400 since 3-year rule no longer applies?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 9, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
Yes, your N-400 application will be rejected without a refund, and you will need to wait for the 5-year rule to apply for naturalization. Sorry.

Q: If I get charged with a DUI, can my student visa get revoked?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 9, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
Very possibly. However, only your visa is revoked. You will still remain in F-1 student status, but you will not be able to travel abroad unless and until you obtain a green card.

Q: Are there any alternatives to H-1Bs for companies who need to hire foreign workers?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 9, 2018
Carl Shusterman's answer
Sure, there are many alternatives. Here are a few:

TN visas for Canadian and Mexican professionals

E-3 visas for Australian professionals.

L visas for executives, managers and persons with specialized knowledge who are transferring from an overseas branch of a company to a parent, affiliate or subsidiary company in the US.

There are many more possibilities.

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