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New Hampshire Questions & Answers

Q: Will I lose my workers comp case if I have surgery before it has been approved?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jun 22, 2017

Don't see that you would but a serious injury like that with possible scar tissue in the future you should have an attorney who handles comp, and you should ask them. If you don't, look for a member of the NH Assn for Justice who handles comp--they give free consults.
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Q: My ex and i have a parentung plan with him to have her every other week during the summer. My wedding falls on a week he

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jun 19, 2017

Violating the parenting plan, especially for a non-exigent matter, is never a good idea. Unless your wedding is right around the corner you can try consulting an attorney.
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Q: Can I take my child from new hampsher back to Missouri leaveing her drug out mom there is no costudy order sighned

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jun 15, 2017

You need to get a custody order in place.

Otherwise, when you leave for MO, she may file papers in NH and you may have to bring the kids back.
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Q: Can my car's title holder still repossess my vehicle if I've filed for bankruptcy?

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jun 5, 2017

If you file a Chapter 7 that will slow the process of repossession down because there is an automatic stay imposed which prevents creditors from collecting and in your case repossessing the vehicle temporarily. However, the lender will likely file a Motion to Lift the Automatic Stay and unless you object and can work out a deal with the lender to get caught up on the payments the automatic stay will be lifted and they can repossess the vehicle. If you file a Chapter 13 and put your arrears...
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Q: A self approved will written in the year 2012 New Hampshire does it need to be notarized to be legal or just signed by 2

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Estate Planning for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 31, 2017

Yes, in order for a Self-Proved Will to be valid in New Hampshire it must be notarized.

RSA 551:2-a Self-Proved Wills outlines the requirements:

I. To qualify as self-proved, the signatures of the testator and witnesses shall be followed by a sworn acknowledgment made before a notary public or justice of the peace or other official authorized to administer oaths in the place of execution, as follows:

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this __________...
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Q: Will I need to renew my Indian Passport, before I apply for U.S. citizenship and during the citizenship interview?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Native American Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 25, 2017

You won't need it to be unexpired if your green card is still valid. You will need an acceptable form of photo ID which is unexpired.
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Q: I started a video game news/blog site. Can I legally use screenshots and game images found online when writing on them?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Trademark for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 21, 2017

To answer your question directly: No, it would not be legal to use screenshots and game images found online when writing for your video game news/blog site.

If you're going to repost screenshots of images created by video game publishers without their permission, you are opening up liability for a copyright infringement lawsuit. Depending on the use, you may have a fairly strong argument that your use qualifies as "fair use," however, fair use is a defense to a copyright infringement...
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Q: Seller will not sign release for return of Buyer deposit

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 13, 2017

If the seller won't voluntarily do what the contract requires him to do it may be necessary to start a lawsuit in order to "force" him to do what the contract requires him to do.
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Q: If I am at risk of being foreclosed on, will I go to court?

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 2, 2017

New Hampshire has a "statutory power of sale" that most mortgagees utilize when foreclosing. This is non-judicial process which does not require the mortgagee to go to court for an order or judgment like most states have. However, there is a process whereby the party being foreclosed upon can go to court to seek a restraining order or injunction against the mortgagee to stop or delay the foreclosure but this is a choice the debtor makes if he or she has grounds to request such relief. And, of...
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Q: I owe the state of Florida Department of children and family an overpayment. Will filing Bankruptcy wipe out the debt?

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 2, 2017

I believe it is likely that this debt can be discharged by filing a bankruptcy petition unless the creditor can show fraud or misrepresentation under Section 523 of the Bankruptcy Code. Certain government benefits over payment, such as workers compensation or unemployment benefits, can be discharged by filing for bankruptcy protection because there is no specific provision for excepting them from discharge in Section 523. However, courts have ruled that such agencies can apply the principle of...
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Q: father died me+2 sibling beneficiaries assets in trust lawyer wants probate1 sister agrees 2 don't is probate necessary

1 Answer | Asked in Probate for New Hampshire on
Answered on Apr 26, 2017

This isn't really a matter of 'opinion' ... if there are assets that are in your father's name alone at the time he died, then probate is necessary. If a LAWSUIT in which the estate had an interest is ripe (wrongful death, etc.) then probate is necessary.

If there are absolutely NO assets in your dad's name or in the Estate's control, then probate is not necessary. You don't go into the specific facts needed to judge for sure, but I'd ask the attorney WHAT asset needs to be probated...
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Q: A car hit me from behind and then I slammed into the car in front of me

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for New Hampshire on
Answered on Apr 24, 2017

The guy who hit you. Make that clear. Contact a member of the New Hampshire Assn for Justice--they give free consultations.
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Q: Which court do you go to in order to file for SSDI?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for New Hampshire on
Answered on Apr 21, 2017

To file for Social Security Disability you file the initial application either online or at your local office. To file online go to: https://secure.ssa.gov/iClaim/dib or find a local office here: https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp .

If you have already been denied by Social Security and have already appealed your case to the Appeals Council, and the Appeals Council denied your claim, then you would file in the Federal District Court in the state you live in.
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Q: How do I file a complaint against ICE.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Apr 20, 2017

Contact:

DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

The Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) supports the Department's mission to secure the nation while preserving individual liberty, fairness, and equality under the law. CRCL integrates civil rights and civil liberties into all of the Department activities:

Promoting respect for civil rights and civil liberties in policy creation and implementation by advising Department leadership and personnel,...
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Q: A Temporary Divorce Decree was Issued, Can I cancel Joint Credit Cards?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Apr 5, 2017

Credit card companies are not bound by the terms of your temporary order assigning debt to your soon-to-be-ex-spouse. Since you are ordered responsible for your own finance and credit cards you should obtain a detailed record of what your soon-to-be-ex-spouse is charging and file a motion with the court to obtain permission to cancel the joint credit cards and delineate in your motion the debt that has been incurred since the Temporary Decree was issued. If your soon-to-be-ex-spouse fails to...
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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

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for New Hampshire on
Answered on Apr 1, 2017

You can file in NH but you should also consult with an attorney licensed in Maine asap.
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Q: Hello, Divorce agreement says I can not take kids out of school. They Irish Dance. Ex signed them up during school hours

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for New Hampshire on
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.
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Q: Can a contracting company require independent sub-contractors to pay for inspections of personally owned work equipment?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law and Contracts for New Hampshire on
Answered on Apr 1, 2017

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

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Juvenile Law for New Hampshire on
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.
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Q: Can I get pro bono help with a case I have in family court reguarding my ex molesting our 9 year old?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Apr 1, 2017

Yes, contact the NH Bar Association pro bono program.
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