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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Municipal Law for New Hampshire on
Q: A Massachusetts LLC that is not registered as a foreign corp. in New Hampshire has purchased land in NH

Should the local planning board accept his application? There is a Planning Board meeting tonight an I will be raising this issue and would like to know if the local government board should be considering this application where NH Law requires that foreign corporations register with the Secretary... View More

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answered on Feb 27, 2024

If a Massachusetts LLC, which has not registered as a foreign corporation in New Hampshire, has purchased land in NH, the question of whether the local planning board should accept its application is nuanced. Under New Hampshire law, foreign corporations (which include LLCs formed in other states)... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce, Family Law and Criminal Law for New Hampshire on
Q: My son’s been stressed due to separation/divorce. He has guilt & remorse for rough handling of 6-mo son at 4 AM changing

My grandson was screaming, fighting, a 20-lb strong baby. My son lost his temper and threw the baby on sofa cushions. My daughter-in-law took baby to hospital , citing child abuse, reported him to CPS, claims my son caused a fracture to one of baby’s ribs. Police are following up, My has no prior... View More

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answered on Jan 17, 2024

The allegations are very serious. The potential exists for there to be felony charges depending on if there was in fact a serious bodily injury. It is vital that your son not talk to the police or DCYF without speaking to a defense lawyer. The facts may also reveal that it was not a criminal... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for New Hampshire on
Q: Can registered owner uninvolved with police stop still dispute unfair auto fees after questionable towing?

If registered owner not present during questionable traffic stop of friends leads local police to have properly parked unattended vehicle towed for search/detention absent documentation of legal cause later shown to owner...yet owner now faces loss of property without the income to keep satisfying... View More

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answered on Jan 16, 2024

If you're a registered owner of a vehicle that was towed under questionable circumstances, you have the right to dispute the towing and any associated fees. The process typically involves requesting a post-tow hearing or similar administrative review in your jurisdiction. This is a platform... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Consumer Law for New Hampshire on
Q: Can registered owner uninvolved with police stop still dispute unfair auto fees after questionable towing?

If registered owner not present during questionable traffic stop of friends leads local police to have properly parked unattended vehicle towed for search/detention absent documentation of legal cause later shown to owner...yet owner now faces loss of property without the income to keep satisfying... View More

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answered on Jan 16, 2024

If your vehicle was towed following a traffic stop involving others, and you believe this was done without legal cause, you have the right to dispute the towing and the associated fees. The first step is to request a tow hearing, which is your legal right. This hearing is an opportunity to argue... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law for New Hampshire on
Q: Is it legal for a school administrator to drive to a students house after school hours for no reason at all

I saw my school administrator waiting for me at my street address after school hours for no reason at all as I drove by her she then left as I drove past and continued

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answered on Jan 10, 2024

It's unusual for a school administrator to visit a student's home without a clear reason, and it can raise concerns. There are protocols and policies in most schools regarding staff interactions with students outside of school hours and premises, especially for home visits.

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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for New Hampshire on
Q: My Chapter 13 payments which started 9 months ago have been raised from $500 to $3500.

Should I withdraw now, or wait to see if it’s dismissed by the judge?

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answered on Jan 3, 2024

The significant increase in your Chapter 13 payment plan from $500 to $3500 is a substantial change and warrants careful consideration of your options. First, it's important to understand why the payment was increased. This could be due to changes in your income, expenses, or adjustments to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for New Hampshire on
Q: Where can I find all liens on my property? I looked on the NH Registry of Deeds and couldn’t find it .
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answered on Jan 3, 2024

To locate all liens on your property in New Hampshire, there are a few steps you can take beyond checking the NH Registry of Deeds. While the Registry is a primary source for this information, it's possible that not all liens are recorded there, or they may not be easy to find due to indexing... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for New Hampshire on
Q: DO WE HAVE ANY RIGHTS?my wife let friend use her car,friend in accident .police impound.not allowed to get items out ?

our friends 2 kids were in car,no one hurt.good samaritans on scene,fire and police eventually .she was rushed to hospital.they told her she had a concussion,released her.police have impounded vehicle .the police havent talked to her AT ALL! next day dcyf calls her ex,hes not to let fr her alone... View More

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answered on Dec 12, 2023

In your situation, it's essential to understand that you do have rights, and your wife has rights as well. Here are some key points to consider:

Access to Personal Belongings: You have the right to access personal belongings that are in the impounded vehicle. However, the police may be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Family Law and Child Custody for New Hampshire on
Q: mywifes friend was in car accident,kids in car.all ok police found paraphrenalia and siezed car.can they take kids?

she has no recollection ,asnd her ex boyfriend allegedly got a call that dcyf is taking kids tomorrow.no one will speak to her.its sunday,happened sat.what can she do?

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answered on Dec 12, 2023

Your wife should take immediate steps in response to the complex situation.

If the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) gets involved, she should cooperate fully, answering questions honestly and maintaining politeness.

It's crucial to gather relevant documents,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Constitutional Law for New Hampshire on
Q: In the event someone borrowed my $1,000 mountain bike and he left it on someone's summer property in December and the

Owners of the property saw him on there cameras and they called the police. He ran and left my bike behind are the cops allowed to keep it? His court dates are all cleaned up and they wanted proof it was mine so I showed pictures of it in my yard and they are saying that it could have been stolen... View More

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answered on Dec 8, 2023

In this situation, the police may retain the bike temporarily as part of their investigation, especially if there's uncertainty about its ownership. It's important to continue cooperating with the police, providing any additional evidence you have that supports your claim of ownership.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Consumer Law for New Hampshire on
Q: Hi, I have a locked cash app card. My ex has it and tries to use it a lot event though it’s locked. Is it illegal?

The app/account is deleted but he keeps trying to use it even though it doesn’t work. I HAD a protection order in place that has since been stopped for abuse.

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answered on Nov 17, 2023

In New Hampshire, unauthorized use of a financial instrument, like a cash app card, can be considered illegal, especially if the card is registered in your name.

Even if the card is locked and the account is deleted, attempts to use it could potentially be viewed as attempted fraud or...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Contracts and Real Estate Law for New Hampshire on
Q: can my manufactured housing co-op which is resident owned fine me for non attendance of the annual meeting

this is their wording on an illegal by our contract mail-in vote...attendance to annual meetings is mandatory for all members .The board will consider any requests for absentee ballots that include a reason such as hospitalization or out of state .attendance to the annual is a basic responsibility... View More

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answered on Nov 12, 2023

RSA 205-A defines a manufactured housing park as any parcel of land under common ownership or control that contains, or is designed to contain, two or more manufactured housing units such as mobile homes. Owners and operators of manufactured housing parks are prohibited from:

Requiring more...
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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for New Hampshire on
Q: Can i take $ out of a easte account to pay rent that is owed and if so do i just use atm how does it work?
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answered on Nov 9, 2023

Accessing funds from an estate account should only be done by the executor or administrator of the estate, and only for legitimate estate expenses as allowed by law and the will, if one exists. Rent owed by the estate can be a legitimate expense, but it must be documented and justified as such. You... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for New Hampshire on
Q: is it against policy in NH to serve the same meal option EVERY DAY? bologna EVERY DAY?? Green moldy bologna??

Hello. My husband is incarcerated currently and he is served the same lunch option EVERY DAY! Bologna. Green rotten bologna that is inedible, like they are animals. I don't know much about how much the state benefits from taxes )amount wise) but i DO know what I pay in taxes and the state of... View More

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answered on Nov 5, 2023

If your husband is receiving inadequate meals in incarceration, this may be a matter to bring to the attention of the appropriate authorities within the correctional facility. Each state has standards for prisoner treatment that typically include the provision of nutritious and safe meals. Moldy... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Hampshire on
Q: We lost an eviction hearing and were given a 90 day discretionary stay. During the discretionary stay order the neighbor

Kids tested positive for high levels of lead. We have made all payments for the stay and the landlord had granted us stay in the apt since we have been on time with the rent payments. However now the property needs to be lead abated and us relocated. He's telling us he's going to take it... View More

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answered on Oct 23, 2023

In New Hampshire, landlords have an obligation to provide habitable premises, and the presence of high lead levels could violate this. If the property needs lead abatement and you must be relocated, the landlord's duty to provide habitable housing remains, regardless of your eviction status.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for New Hampshire on
Q: I recently acquired a debt of $82,000.00 to the veteran’s administration.

For the past six years the VA overpaid me for compensation and pension benefits. All that time I thought the benefit was a lifetime benefit. My stupidity is no excuse, but the VA paid me the benefits every month. At the time VA homeless shelter personnel collaborated with me to get the compensation... View More

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answered on Oct 17, 2023

Your Justia inquiry came in as a "Bankruptcy" question, so I assume you think that is the way to go. It might be. First, you may be judgment proof and filing might be unnecessary. Second, the VA might have a process in place to deal with this. If it's Bankruptcy, I'm... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for New Hampshire on
Q: I recently acquired a debt of $82,000.00 to the veteran’s administration.

For the past six years the VA overpaid me for compensation and pension benefits. All that time I thought the benefit was a lifetime benefit. My stupidity is no excuse, but the VA paid me the benefits every month. At the time VA homeless shelter personnel collaborated with me to get the compensation... View More

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answered on Nov 5, 2023

You should contact the VA as soon as possible to clarify the situation and explore your options. They may offer repayment plans that consider your current income and ability to pay. It's also possible to dispute the debt if you believe the overpayment was not due to any fault of your own or if... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation for New Hampshire on
Q: Does a person who is DBA as C-corp enjoy the liability protection of the C-corp?

If we create a C-corp business, e.g. ABC Widgets, Inc but then create a DBA in a person's name, e.g. Jane Doe, DBA ABC Widgets, Inc, does Jane Doe also benefit from the liability protection of ABC Widgets, Inc? Would Jane incur any personal liability from this type of business structure?

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answered on Oct 16, 2023

No, a person who is a DBA as a C-corp does not enjoy the liability protection of the C-corp. A DBA is simply a fictitious name that a business can use to operate under. It does not create a separate legal entity from the owner of the business. In the case of your example, if Jane Doe creates a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Constitutional Law for New Hampshire on
Q: What happens if local law enforcement does not act on this statute as the defendant creates breach of bail times 2

As I am a victim of a violent crime by strangulation by weapon (cane)on city trans. individual was arrested charged with a felony 2nd degree assault by strangulation (i believe being charged incorrectly)and now as the defendant since committed breach of bail x2 being in direct contact with me... View More

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answered on Oct 15, 2023

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. When a defendant breaches conditions of bail, the court can revoke the bail and take the defendant into custody. Law enforcement is tasked with enforcing bail conditions and, if they fail to do so, they may not be upholding their duties appropriately.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Constitutional Law for New Hampshire on
Q: I've had guardianship of my grandson over 1 1/2 yrs., The parents have had no contact, is this enough grounds for TPR

I have already adopted my granddaughter from the same parents but had help through DCYF for that, now I'm in my own and I'm flying blind... any help would be great

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answered on Oct 15, 2023

In many jurisdictions, prolonged absence or lack of contact by parents can be grounds for termination of parental rights (TPR). However, each state has its specific criteria and timelines for what constitutes abandonment or neglect. Since you've already adopted your granddaughter, it may set a... View More

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