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Planning for the Future in HOAs: Start with Knowing the Past

Planning for the Future in HOAs: Start with Knowing the Past

Feb 02, 2024
The new year is a great time to plan for the future. There are many useful articles and resources discussing planning for an HOA community’s physical and financial future needs, and it’s great to see that reserve studies and professional property inspections are now common.
Top 10 Reasons Employers Need an Employee Handbook

Top 10 Reasons Employers Need an Employee Handbook

Jan 05, 2024
Top 10 Reasons Employers Need an Employee Handbook. Make it Your New Year’s Resolution to Adopt an Employee Handbook or Update Your Existing Handbook for Workplace Success
The U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies the Meaning of “Undue Hardship” For Religious Accommodations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

The U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies the Meaning of “Undue Hardship” For Religious Accommodations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Jul 28, 2023
In short, the Groff decision changed the legal landscape, making it more difficult for employers to deny requests religious accommodations. A de minimis increase in costs no longer constitutes an undue hardship and employers will need to accommodate requests unless there are “substantial increased costs in relation to the conduct of its particular business.”
Top Five Mistakes to Avoid When Defending A Small Claims Case

Top Five Mistakes to Avoid When Defending A Small Claims Case

Mar 09, 2023
Being sued in small claims court may be a minor inconvenience or a major annoyance. Here are five mistakes to avoid when you are named in a small claims case:
The New Hampshire Financial Responsibility Act: An Amendment That Reaches Across Borders

The New Hampshire Financial Responsibility Act: An Amendment That Reaches Across Borders

Mar 01, 2022
Since at least 1958, it has been clear that the New Hampshire Financial Responsibility Act does not apply to accidents that occur outside of New Hampshire. However, a July 2021 amendment to RSA 264:18 appears to have changed that rule and broadened the reach of the statute.
VT & NH Litigation During COVID-19

VT & NH Litigation During COVID-19

Aug 27, 2020
Like most businesses relying on in-person interaction, the coronavirus has also disrupted both the state and federal court systems. In March, a series of orders closed the courts for most hearings and extended deadlines or statutes of limitations.
Income for Child Support in New Hampshire

Income for Child Support in New Hampshire

Feb 27, 2020
In New Hampshire, the amount of child support to be paid is determined by "gross income", which includes all income with limited exceptions. Tax law treatment of income is not the standard (In The Matter of Hampers, 166 NH 422 (2014)); when the court interprets the law, it looks to actual income available to pay child support.
New Hampshire Issues of Fault in Divorce

New Hampshire Issues of Fault in Divorce

Jan 27, 2020
Most divorces in New Hampshire are granted based on irreconcilable differences that caused or are the substantial cause of the final breakdown of their marriage. Additionally, New Hampshire recognizes that one party may be the substantial cause of the final breakdown of the marriage.
I Am an Executor/Administrator of an Estate—Now What?

I Am an Executor/Administrator of an Estate—Now What?

Aug 08, 2019
Have you been designated as a Personal Representative or Executor? Attorney Elizabeth Brown breaks down all of the responsibilities that come with being named the Personal Representative or Executor to someone's Will.
Nope, Sorry—Having a Will Does Not Avoid Probate

Nope, Sorry—Having a Will Does Not Avoid Probate

Aug 08, 2019
One of the most common misconceptions about estate planning that I run into is the belief that having a Will allows your estate to avoid probate. That is not the case. When an asset passes to others according to the terms of a Will, it has to go through the probate process.