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Londonderry, NH 03053

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News From Our Blog

You May Not Want to Transfer Your Assets into Your Adult Child’s Name

Many elderly persons consider putting their assets in their children's names to bypass probate. While there can be valid tax reasons to transfer some assets while you are alive, there are many reasons why this may not be a good idea. Gifting assets to an adult child may create tax issues. Currently, when you give [...]

November 8th, 2023|Estate Planning, Family Law, Probate Law|

How will my settlement be taxed after a personal injury, worker’s compensation, or employment case?

Our clients who receive settlement payments often have questions about how these settlement payments will be taxed, or if they will be taxed at all. While our firm does not practice tax law, and we always advise our clients to discuss these matters with an experienced accountant or tax preparation service, this article discusses the [...]

What is dognapping and is it any different from general theft?

Written by Shea Briody Surprisingly, New Hampshire is one of the 15 states who have statutes for dognapping. Traditionally, dognapping has gone under the general crime of theft, which when defined means when a person intentionally takes another person's property without their consent. Under New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated (RSA) it is enumerated under Title [...]

October 19th, 2023|Family Law, General Litigation|

What is the Attorney-Client Privilege?

Many people come to our office for their initial consultation and bring a friend or family member with them. While this makes sense to most people, to provide another set of eyes and ears, and also, to provide support and encouragement, it would violate the attorney-client privilege. The attorney-client privilege protects confidential communications between a [...]

October 10th, 2023|Family Law|

I feel I was wronged in trial court, can I file an appeal to the Supreme Court?

The words “appeal” are prevalent in our society today. Typically, following a flashy criminal trial, or much publicized civil one, the losing lawyer states they’re “going to appeal”. Most people assume that appeals occur as a matter of course or that they are automatic. This is incorrect. In New Hampshire, parties need to file what [...]

September 29th, 2023|Family Law, General Litigation, Personal Injury Law|
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