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Enhanced damages v. Punitive Damages
In New Hampshire, punitive damages are not allowed under the law when filing an injury lawsuit. Only compensatory damages are allowed in NH. Punitive damages are “penalties” and are designed to punish the person or company responsible. The most obvious example of this is with tobacco. Cigarette manufacturers faced large punitive damage verdicts when the [...]
How Will Our Retirement Assets Be Divided in Divorce?
When clients come in to talk with us about divorce, we are often asked many questions about retirement assets. Often, only one spouse has retirement assets and the other spouse is concerned that he/she will lose the right to a share of those assets if they get divorced. This is often the case with a [...]
Spoliation: Top Five reasons you have to preserve evidence
You have been injured, and you are not sure what happened. Maybe you slipped on something in a grocery store, or maybe there was a mechanical failure in an ATV or snowmobile, and now you are in the hospital unsure of what to do. If you find yourself in this situation, here are the top [...]
What is a shared facility (or 540-B) eviction, and how does it affect my rights?
Evictions in New Hampshire are governed by three major statutes: RSA 540, N.H. RSA 540-A or N.H. RSA 540-B. RSA 540 governs evictions where the tenant rents from a landlord their own individual space. While RSA 540 evictions are much more common, what are the situations where a 540-B eviction may be appropriate for you? [...]
I Asked for a Divorce, Now What?
This article was written by Cathy McKay and originally published at Collaborative Divorce New Hampshire. Many clients who come in to see me for a divorce ask me this very question: “I’ve told my spouse that I want a divorce, but now what do we do?” The answer is that once you have made the [...]