New Hampshire Questions & Answers by Practice Area


New Hampshire Questions & Answers

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.

Q: A town website refuses to remove my name from an online police log saying it is part of the public record, is this fair?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Nov 5, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
It may not be fair but it is common practice. if you were found not guilty you can ask for a removal, if that doesn't work then you can ask the court to anul the arrest record.

Q: I live in NH and have been charged with a DUI but refused a BAC test.previous DUI from 10 years ago, will this be 1st

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for New Hampshire on
Answered on Nov 5, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
Within ten years it will not be considered a first offense.

Q: What are some instances that a police officer who hit my car wouldn't qualify for government immunity in a lawsuit?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Hampshire on
Answered on Nov 5, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
Instead, how about just telling us the facts of the incident instead of us coming up with scenarios.

Q: I am being slandered on line on a daily basis for over two years. Do I need a lawyer or can I go to the police?

1 Answer | Asked in Internet Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Oct 30, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
I do not practice in New Hampshire, but your question has not been picked up in four weeks. I can’t speak for New Hampshire, but slander-libel is generally a civil matter throughout the United States. It is considered an intentional tort. Slander is generally verbal while libel is in writing. A consultation with an attorney could enable you to determine whether you have a viable case that would be cost-effective to pursue. Because intentional torts can have short statutes of limitations, you...

Q: Lent a person money who claimed I would make a profit on the deal and now he’s refusing to pay back

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for New Hampshire on
Answered on Oct 8, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
This is not a personal injury case-this is a breach of contract issue for you to resolve. It's a lot of money and hopefully you have something in writing that evidences the loan, and some time frame i which it was to be paid back. You should speak to an attorney about this.

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 N. 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 N. 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 N. 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 N. 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.

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