Christopher Buck’s Answers

Christopher Buck

Portsmouth Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Can my husband be charged with fraud (forging my name on 2 student loans, totaling $175,000) during a divorce?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Christopher Buck
    2. Anna M. Zimmerman
    3. Mark W. Dell'Orfano
    4. Jonathan C. Ginsberg
    4 lawyer answers

    I suppose it's possible that he could be charged for the forgery, in theory, but it's unlikely the state will want to prosecute, especially with an ongoing family case. That's not really the question you want to ask though. What you should focus on its how to get the most favorable divorce decree. To the extent that the judge believes that your husband forged the documents without your knowledge, it could be used as a rationale to unequally divide the debt, giving him the student loan debt....

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  2. How can I kick out my mother out of my house

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Buck
    2. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    3. Kelly Scott Davis
    3 lawyer answers

    You should consult with a family law attorney who also has experience with guardianship cases. That is not me. If your mother cannot live on her own, and needs a guardian, you will likely have to prove that to the court before you can remove her from the home. It may be possible to remove her anyway, if you can find a suitable place for her to live (such as an assisted living facility), but it's not a good idea just to put her out on the street. Since you're taking care of her, any harm that...

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  3. Complications after mesh surgery 3 years ago? what should I do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Buck
    2. David M. Gottesman
    3. Mickey David Larson
    4. David Brian Snyder
    4 lawyer answers

    You'll need to consult with a personal injury attorney. There are several with profiles here on Avvo. Speak to lawyers who primarily practice personal injury. One concern is whether a statute of limitations has run, either in New Hampshire or Florida. Waiting a long time to file suit can sometimes be a hindrance, even if you can get in front of a judge or jury. Your attorney should address this in the consultation. Get a consultation immediately, because if the statute has not run, it may...

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  4. A woman I met online & had a one-night stand with is pregnant. I have done my best to alienate her from my life admittedly.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Buck
    2. Barry Franklin Poulson
    2 lawyer answers

    The chances of recovering anything for a defamation type claim are slim. Think of it this way - couldn't she always say she made a mistake, assuming you are not the father? And if you are the father, well then the statement is true, so there is nothing defamatory. This is not legal advice, but rather practical advice. Just let this one go, and focus on what is more important, whether you are the father and how to care for your child.

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  5. Can my employer discriminate based on gender? They may be exempt from the rules.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Buck
    2. David C. Holmes
    2 lawyer answers

    I tend to agree with the other answer to a point. However, even if being male is a qualification of the job, it probably isn't a qualification for advancement or promotion. The fact that men are being promoted more quickly than women is a concern. You should call an employment law attorney in NH for a consultation. My office number is 603-476-3261, and I also know other attorneys that I might be able to refer you to. Best of luck.

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  6. I am disabled and landlord is not fixing probs around my apartment what can I do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Buck
    2. Lonnie McCaffrey
    2 lawyer answers

    First write a letter to your landlord describing the problems and requesting/demanding that he or she fix them. Send the letter certified mail, return receipt requested. This creates a paper trail in case you have to go to court, or in case your landlord sues you for back rent. The mistake a lot of tenants make is to withhold rent right off the bat. Don't make that mistake. If the letter doesn't get you anywhere, consult a landlord/tenant attorney in your area. Many will offer free...

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  7. Small claims court filing in NH or MA?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Buck
    2. L. Maxwell Taylor
    2 lawyer answers

    You can likely file in NH. Since you live here, there's only a very loose connection that the defendant needs to have to this state. See RSA 503-3:b. "If the defendant is not a resident of this state, the claim may be filed in the court of any town or district where the defendant, in person or through an agent: transacts any business; makes a contract with the resident of the town or district; commits a tortious act; or owns, uses or possesses any real or personal property." I've included...

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  8. I dated some-one who changed his phone number, i only know his first name and old phone number and city lived in?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Buck
    2. Christine C McCall
    2 lawyer answers

    If you are contemplating a lawsuit once you find this person, please call a personal injury attorney for a consultation. My firm handles such matters. Our number is 603-944-4262. Just ask for Chris and mention Avvo. I agree that a private investigator might help. Depending on the circumstances, we might be able to make a referral to a private investigator. Good luck.

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  9. Important question of child's health and custody.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Buck
    2. Christine G. DeBernardis
    2 lawyer answers

    For anything related to custody, it is best to have an attorney by your side to advise you and help you present the best arguments to the judge. I couldn't say whether a court will grant your ex parte motion without knowing the facts of the case, and attorneys are prohibited from giving speculating on such matters, which is basically giving legal advice to non-clients. I can offer you with a free consultation either at my office or over the phone. I regularly deal with the family courts in New...

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  10. Need some direction with what we should do for my son that is being charged with class a misdemeanor. He is 13.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Buck
    2. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    3. Robert David Richman
    3 lawyer answers

    Juveniles often have different (and better) options available to them in the criminal court system than adults, and it sounds like having an attorney would be beneficial in this case. A criminal defense attorney can negotiate with the prosecutor and potentially avoid a criminal conviction. My office regularly represents clients in misdemeanor cases. Feel free to call me for a consultation at 603-223-6613, ext. 22. Best wishes, Chris Buck, Esq. Attorney at Law J. Miller & Associates,...

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