diy’ers

Do it yourselfers. Ya gotta love’em. Self reliance is, after all, a fundamental American trait. Nevertheless, I have to shake my head when a proud but naïve soul brings in a mismanaged vestige of a once promising case, and wonders if we might offer a little advice. Usually, it’s like trying to revive a chronically under-watered and...

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decriminalization of adultery

As of January 1st of this year, New Hampshire repealed RSA:645:3. This was an antiquated and unenforced law which made adultery a class B misdemeanor. However, adultery remains a valid fault ground for divorce in New Hampshire. Now, an inquiry into such infidelity cannot be side-stepped by exercising the Fifth Amendment privilege against...

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legislative update

A quick note for New Hampshire- by way of legislative update, is that HB 1115 has passed and been signed by the Governor. Effective January 1, 2015, this new law makes clear that a Homestead Declaration filed by a unit owner does not afford any protection against an association’s lien for unpaid condominium assessments. By: Gary...

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As many in the Granite State are aware, we have joined forces with and have membership in the broader chapter known as CAI New England. Among other benefits, New Hampshire members will now enjoy the programs and events of CAI New England. One of the liveliest, most informative and well-attended events is the Annual “Expo”. For the benefit of...

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Proper planning is one of the most efficient methods of increasing the possibility of achieving our goals. So, how does an association board engage in proper planning? One of the more useful tools is a reserve study. At the high end, such studies are accomplished utilizing engineering as well as accounting services so that an association’s...

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There have been a number of articles in the local press over the past six months discussing various issues in the local business climate. This essay attempts to take several of those issues and analyze them to draw conclusions about the future of the legal business. The issues are the declining population in New Hampshire, the emergence of a...

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wrongful death cases

New Hampshire law, RSA 556:12 [http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/LVI/556/556-12.htm] entitles the estate of someone whose death was wrongfully caused by another to receive monetary compensation from the responsible party. If there is no family, the estate’s recovery is limited to a maximum of $50,000.00. If the deceased left family,...

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When you buy liability insurance for your car in New Hampshire, your coverage will include “medical payments” insurance.  That coverage acts as a mini-health insurance policy.  It pays uncovered medical bills, regardless of who was at fault, for medical care required as a result of a crash in the insured car, a crash in someone else’s car,...

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vehicle damage

Someone crashed into your car. You need to have a working car. What are you going to do? The first call should be to your car insurance.  You are their customer.  You should find the most cooperative reception there. The other guy may be at fault, but that insurance company may take a while to decide that. The best way to go is through your...

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subrogation

Subrogation is an unfamiliar word, but it is a concept which it is important to be aware of in a personal injury claim.  Simply put, it means that you have to reimburse your health insurance and Medicare for medical bills they pay, if you receive any money from a party legally responsible for your injury.  You might wonder why in the world you...

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