Aug 13, 2010

POSTNUPTIAL AGREEMENT IS ENFORCEABLE IN MASSACHUSETTS BUT NOT YET IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

A husband in a divorce could enforce a postnuptial agreement protecting his interest in Florida real estate, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled on July 16, 2010. The parties had entered into a postnuptial agreement after 19 years of marriage in response …

Aug 12, 2010

JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED

Budget cuts have left the entire court system in New Hampshire at a dangerous point that is hurting victims. Because state budget cuts have eliminated judges and court staff, jury trials have been cancelled and cases take longer to move through the system.

Jun 10, 2010

EVEN LONG-TERM MARRIAGES UNDER PRESSURE

The recent divorce plans for Al & Tipper Gore after over 40 years of marriage reflect the fact that even long-term marriages can end up in divorce.

Mar 19, 2010

RETIREMENT PLANS AND DIVORCE

Recently, a federal circuit court faced the question of what happens when dealing with an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) for a husband who listed his four adult children from a previous marriage as sole beneficiaries. The husband died and his …

Mar 19, 2010

MARITAL PROPERTY: ACCRUED SICK AND VACATION DAYS?

A husband had accrued 116 sick days and 42 vacation days at the time of divorce. The question was whether those days marital property or not. The husband had no present right to be paid for his sick and vacation …

Dec 14, 2009

CHILDREN SHOULDN'T BE PAWNS IN DIVORCE

The process of divorce is difficult and painful for all involved, including the children. Recently, the divorced parents of a 10-year-old girl made headlines in New Hampshire newspapers. The former couple’s dispute involved homeschooling versus public school. The girl lives primarily with her mother who home-schooled her daughter until a court ordered that the girl attend public school. The girl’s lessons included Bible study and other religious teachings.

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