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  • Are court officers/ bailiffs in NH law enforcement?

    Are they police and if so is it a felony to threaten a court officer or would it be just regular criminal threatening? Are the NH circuit court security considered law enforcement at all or just regular security guards ?

    Anna’s Answer

    How about this ... just don't threaten a court officer.

    If you have already done said threatening and are being charged, my advice would be to speak with an attorney.

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  • We've entered the no-fault divorce papers, very simple, no complexity, what happens if I just move and don't go to the hearing?

    Married 2.5 years ago. Decided to get divorced due to incompatibility. We've drawn our own papers and have submitted them to the Courts. Very simple: No kids, no alimony, each keeps what we have, each owes what we have. We've waived monthly ex...

    Anna’s Answer

    If you checked the box waiving a final hearing the Court will often just approve the divorce without there even being a hearing. If you move, you should notify the Court of your new address and if a hearing is scheduled you could file a Motion to Appear Telepathically. Seems likely such a Motion would be granted under the facts you have described.

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  • Can new bills that arise after a divorce is final be counted if my ex has her child support examined again?

    I've been divorced 2 years. We have the kids at a 50/50 split. All costs i.e. daycare, medical etc. are split 50/50. I already cover their health insurance. At he time of the divorce, the NH child support calculator said I could afford to pay ...

    Anna’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Rauseo. Generally, a verbal agreement to reduce support is not going to be enforced. The Order for $550/month applies unless the Court modifies (done either through a request for modification and a hearing, or by the parties submitting an agreement which the Court approves). I would strongly recommend that you speak with an attorney to get this matter resolved before you end up with a substantial, unintended arrearage.

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  • What can I do

    what can I do of finding a job as I am in my 30s and cant find something to use my degree in, I apply at places and its 3-5 yrs experience and I never hear back and I Dont want to keep working dead END JOBS and I Dont want to move out of the area ...

    Anna’s Answer

    As stated by others, this isn't really a legal question. I'd recommend networking as much as possible, so that you can have more connection. You could also look into volunteer options in your field which might help you start getting the experience that employers are wanting.

    You did not indicate your field, but self employment is always an option. Anyone is free to start a business if desired. Whether the business would be successful and/or allow you to earn a living isn't something anyone on this website is going to be able to answer. You might try speaking with other people who have started businesses in the same field for ideas and pointers.

    Whatever decisions you make, I wish you the best in your efforts.

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  • What should I do ?

    I had temporary hearing for divorce 45 days before. Since than, I have not received any letter/communication from court. what could be the reason ? Alimony issue is involved in this case.

    Anna’s Answer

    As indicated by the earlier responses, the Court are underfunded, overworked, and there are often delays in getting orders. I received orders last week for a final hearing that was held in January. A six (6) month wait is not typical, but it gives you and idea of what can happen.

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  • What do I need to do? How do I make sense of the following situation.

    I am currently on LTM disability for extreme depression, anxiety and PTSD. I get $2200.00 a month from the insurance company that I paid for at the company I worked for. I spoke with an agent at the insurance company and was told that I will hav...

    Anna’s Answer

    If you apply for SSDI and are approved you will get a retroactive check. Since you were already paid by the LTD carrier, the terms of your policy may require this to be paid to the LTD carrier. You end up with the same amount at the end of the day, just partially paid by SSDI and partially paid by the LTD carrier. Often the LTD policy requires that you at least apply for SSDI.

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  • Will I have to pay these damages?

    In Nov. 2013, I was in a state highway accident. My car bounced off of two guard rails. The car was totaled, but the guard rails appeared to be fine--not even a dent. For two and a half YEARS I drove by them, and I was never able to pick out exact...

    Anna’s Answer

    Contact your auto insurance company and turn the matter over to them. Your liability coverage will cover property damage and your insurance company can deal with asking for proof of the damages, etc.

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  • Dog on dog aggression

    My dog Maya who is a pitbull who I was taking off leash from my house to my car went over to my neighbors fenced yard where my neighbors dog was. The neighbors dog broke thru/under her fence. Even though my dog was in her driveway / property who'...

    Anna’s Answer

    If you have homeowners' or renters' insurance contact your insurance company. As stated above, in NH you are generally responsible for the damages caused by your dog. These types of damages are generally covered under you own homeowners'/renters' insurance and the insurance company will help determine what is your responsibility.

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  • Can I ask the NH court to modify a temporary parenting plan?

    I have been ordered into supervised visitations and now my ex is being obstructive and has also filed a PPO against me previously that was based on exxaggerated claims of " danger to her and as she put it " my(her) son" , I understand that if ther...

    Anna’s Answer

    You really should hire an attorney to assist you with this.

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  • If petitioner for guardianship of grandson writes "father unknown," how should court be informed father exists?

    Grandmother petitioned court for guardianship of 1-yo grandson and 19 yo mother agreed not to contest at the upcoming hearing. About 6 months ago father wanted time with his son, but mother would not let him. Grandmother wants to raise the boy an...

    Anna’s Answer

    Father can file an appearance in the guardianship advising the court of who he is, etc. and requesting either parenting time or a termination of guardianship, depending which is appropriate under the circumstances. I would STRONGLY recommend that father hire an attorney to assist him with this process. Separate from the guardianship, father should file a parenting petition to establish his rights and responsibilities with regard to the child.

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