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.
Chapter 11 Subchapter V: What Creditors Should Expect
Aug 10, 2020
This article briefly discusses the early stages of a Subchapter V case—the Notice, the Status Conference, and the Plan—and a brief status-report of Subchapter V cases in Vermont.
The #1 Legal Document Every Adult Needs to Have Right Now
Apr 14, 2020
One of the most important and relatively easy things you can do is to select a medical agent and set up your advance healthcare directive.
Confronting Family Law Issues During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Apr 14, 2020
With quarantine and Shelter-in-Place orders from state and local governments in the face of COVID19, there are many family law issues to resolve.
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
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.
President's Column: Listen to be Heard
Oct 22, 2019
Vermont Bar Journal Fall 2019 President's Column, Listen to be Heard. Gary F. Franklin, Esq.
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
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.
Planning for the Future for Your Small Business
Jun 28, 2019
Succession planning is arguably the most critical issue a small business or a family business will face. In this blog post Elizabeth Brown outlines the the formula for a succession plan that protects your business and your family.