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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for New Hampshire on
Q: the court doc says claim taxes every other yr. can i claim every yr if hes with me every day this yr

i did not have a job 8 yrs ago when doc was made. have job now and i have joint custody

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Jan 14, 2020

IRS rules allow for the custodial parent to claim the child every year. Under IRS rules the custodial parent is whoever has the child more.

However, if you violate the court order you are subject to a contempt proceeding. You should negotiate with the other party or file for a revision to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Probate for New Hampshire on
Q: What is best way to fix name on legal documents when first/middle were switch on birth certificate?

Moved states and need a new ID but my birth certificate has my first/middle names switched (I never caught this). All legal documents use my middle name (for 85 yrs now). DMV suggests I change entire name to match SS card exactly and then apply for new birth certificate. But will state put my... Read more »

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Jan 11, 2020

You have a few options here. The first option is to do nothing. It is quite common for an individual to "go by" his or her middle name or a nickname his or her entire life. Just accept the new id with your name as shown on your birth certificate. Your friends can still address you by your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice for New Hampshire on
Q: Can someone get fired from job for practically no reason which i was under the impression i had my job still. Guess not

Weekend was over and i get blind sided late sunday out of no where. And i got bills to pay and 3 kids to support.

Joseph Kelly Levasseur
Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Jan 1, 2020

Every case is fact dependent. There is nothing in your question that states anything an attorney could work with.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Probate for New Hampshire on
Q: What is the NH statute defining incompetence?

My wife had dementia when she cancelled her disability policy

A New Hampshire attorney could advise best on this, as insurance coverage is generally governed by state specific-elements. But your question remains open for two weeks. The problem with such a legally broad term is that it could be defined in more than one way, depending on the statute and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for New Hampshire on
Q: Do I have a case for sexual harassment at my place of work? Should I lawyer up?

In October a new manager was introduced to my store when the old one moved up. New Manager = NM. Old Manager = OM. NM was disliked from the start due to staring at young, female employees, disregard for personal space, and yelling at the staff. He’s also on thin ice for messing up payroll & other... Read more »

Joseph Kelly Levasseur
Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Dec 16, 2019

Hopefully you kept the tape, or the OM will back up your claim. You should call Human Resources right away. You can file a sexual harassment claim with the Human Rights Commission online and they will perform an investigation. Good Luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New Hampshire on
Q: I don’t believe I need a GAL that the court assigned...

The court is appointing a GAL and I can’t afford it, and I’m not sure I need one, we were never married/divorced..there is no issue with the bio dad he left and was never heard from until I contacted him regarding this, he has his life and I have mine we just want to terminate his rights and he... Read more »

Joseph Caulfield
Joseph Caulfield answered on Dec 13, 2019

The statute requires it.

File a motion & see if the court will ordere the state to pay the GAL.

I'm a GAL, as well as a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for New Hampshire on
Q: Are restaurant gift cards or certificates taxed? Gift card recipients will also pay tax when they redeem the card.

I just bought gift certificates at a local restaurant and I was charged the tax. When I asked the cashier she said that is how we do it. Now when I give this gift the recipient will also pay tax when they purchase their meals. Double taxing does not seem right.

Joseph Kelly Levasseur
Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Dec 12, 2019

As a former restaurant owner myself for over 34 years, I have never heard of this practice and we certainly never charged a meals and rooms charge in advance of a purchase. The meals and rooms tax is usually charged at the time the meals and drinks are purchased, and then they can be deducted from... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Hampshire on
Q: The issue at hand involves an individual on parole who has medical issues preventing compliance with terms of probation.

Female found unresponsive and resuscitated from days of extreme carbon monoxide poisoning, male counterpart deceased, medical records indicate mental conditions as a result, not including the effects of her loss.

**female, not long after, arrested, charged and jailed for wreckless driving,... Read more »

Leonard D. Harden
Leonard D. Harden answered on Dec 6, 2019

This is a very case specific matter. It is vital that she have an attorney who knows all the facts and background to help. This is not something I would try to provide an answer or even any ideas about online. Contact a defense attoreny near where she has court who is licensed in both MA and NH.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for New Hampshire on
Q: Can I be charged with a DUI if I wasn’t under the influence
Leonard D. Harden
Leonard D. Harden answered on Dec 4, 2019

Yes, a person can be charged with a DUI as long a police officer believes there is impairment from alcohol or drugs. This is a very subjective decision to charge a person. If you are charged with a DUI you should contact a lawyer that focuses their practice on defending them. I would encourage... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for New Hampshire on
Q: can a life insurance beneficiary payout be contested by family if the insured suffered from a mental illness (bipolar)?

is lawyer needed to show that insured was of sound mind so others cannot try and get the money using insurers mental illness to dispute whom insured designated money to

Israel Piedra
Israel Piedra answered on Nov 21, 2019

It would be very difficult to prove that a beneficiary designation was changed due to mental capacity or undue influence. Basically, whichever beneficiary is on the policy is unlikely to be changed after death. A lawyer would need to investigate the facts and case law for a more specific answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Hampshire on
Q: Can a person with offenses of NH RSA 632-A:3, III have their status reduced after 20 years
Leonard D. Harden
Leonard D. Harden answered on Nov 13, 2019

A conviction for felonious sexual assault may not be annulled, per RSA 651:5.

If you are looking to amend your status from a Tier II or lifetime offender and were convicted prior to the establishment of the sex offender registry then RSA 651-B:6 would control.

The steps to follow...
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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Real Estate Law for New Hampshire on
Q: Can ucc1 lien be continued if there is no personal liability as it was eliminated in bankruptcy 7 and 1/2 years ago?

Bankruptcy discharged personal liability over 7 years ago. Ucc1 lien was in place at the time unbeknown to me and not addressed during bankruptcy and im just finding out about it as i am selling my home. third party bank filed continuance of lien attachment to property (fixture filing) in April of... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 9, 2019

Yes. You will need to reopen bankruptcy and avoid the lien to be free of it.

1 Answer | Asked in Nursing Home Abuse for New Hampshire on
Q: Can a pregnant woman work in an abusive environment at a nursery home in the state of New Hampshire

You have this posted in Nursing Home Abuse, which is more about abuse of residents. You want to be asking this to an employment attorney - you could repost in the Employment Law section. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for New Hampshire on
Q: The rules for posted no parking signs in nh....what are they?

My car was towed from a shopping lot but signs were not easily viable. Can I Sue for my money back

A New Hampshire attorney could answer you best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could be an exercise in frustration to go after it because you could be losing a good chunk of a day of work, filing fees, and preparation of documents, going back and taking photos to prove your point... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Hampshire on
Q: What happens if the individual has two priors?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 19, 2019

It can be considered in any sentencing

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for New Hampshire on
Q: If I am going to court for underage possession of tobacco do I have to take a urine test?

To answer fully I would need more information, but it seems that in New Hampshire that urine screens are only conducted IF once found guilty and in a probation or drug treatment program; IF participating in a drug treatment programs or assessment to get into such a program; or sometimes when... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for New Hampshire on
Q: Do you companies have the authority to revoke/suspend a license for non-payment of a totaled car in a car accident?

No, this is only a question and answer board. License suspensions are handled through state departments of motor vehicles (and/or other government agencies, depending on the jurisdiction). If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident where the other party was liable and need assistance with... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Health Care Law and Medical Malpractice for New Hampshire on
Q: I was having a spinal Cord Stimulater implantation I was put under anesthesia and woke up half way thru tothe doctor cut

I was having a spinal Cord Stimulater implantation I was put under anesthesia but the kind you are in and out of and I told them my concerns about having that type because I’ve had allergic reactions twice before. But they told me I should be fine. I woke up mid surgery and I remember and felt... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 3, 2019

I don't see a question here, but at this point first, being post op, you need medical treatment so without sounding like you are interested in suing anyone you can ask questions but in a very neutral way. Second, if you have PTS, look for an EMDR therapist. Google:

Psychology Today...
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1 Answer | Asked in Election Law for New Hampshire on
Q: Looking to see the Voter Registration List from a Homeowners Association election.

I am a member of Property Owners Association Suissevale, Inc (POASI) in Moultonborough, NH and would like to see the voter registration list. Are they obligated to release this info if a written request was submitted to the office? Suissevale is a Home Owners Association located in... Read more »

Joseph Kelly Levasseur
Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Sep 2, 2019

Voters lists are public. Go to the town office where the voter checklist is kept. In Manchester, the voters lists are in a lobby for anyone to look through. Your town may have the same setup -but they are public documents open for anyone to look through.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Hampshire on
Q: my friend is 15 & her boyfriend is 19... will her boyfriend go to jail even though it was completely consensual?

she is pregnant

Leonard D. Harden
Leonard D. Harden answered on Sep 2, 2019

It depends. RSA 632-A:3 says it is a crime to “Engage in sexual penetration with a person, other than his legal spouse, who is 13 years of age or older and under 16 years of age where the age difference between the actor and the other person is 4 years or more”

Your friends dob and the...
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