Oct 03, 2010

Justice Delayed New Hampshire Court System

Several attorneys filed suit against the State recently to try to obtain proper funding for our judicial system.  It is broken and I could not sit idly by and let it be gutted by excessive legislative budget cuts so I …

Sep 21, 2010

MEDIATION: WILL IT SETTLE MY CASE?

Mediation is a type of “alternative dispute resolution.” Simply put, it is a formalized method by which you attempt to settle your lawsuit before going to trial. It is often confused by lawpersons with arbitration, which is an alternative form of trial judges rather than an actual judge and jury.

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 …

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