Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&A
- Estate Planning
- Family Law
- Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- New Hampshire
- English: Spoken, Written
- Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C.
- - Current
- Law Office of Theresa M. Spearing
- Nicosia & Associates, P.C.
- I left for approximately one year and then went back to this firm.
- The Law Office of Louis S. Haskell
- The Law Office of Gary M. Horwitz
- University of New Hampshire School of Law
- J.D. (2002) | J.D. & Masters Intellectual Property
- Rivier College
- B.A. (1999) | History & Political Science
- Honors: Cum Laude
- State Bar of New Hampshire  # 20177
- - Current
- State Bar of Massachusetts  # 660076
- - Current
Articles & Publications
- Practical Solutions that Address Bankrutpcy Client's Major Fears
- New Hampshire Bar News
- Proper Deed Drafting Can Prevent Post-Mortem Home Seizure
- New Hamsphire Bar News
- Mediation Skills for Intellectual Property & Commercial Disputes
- The John Paul Jones Group
Websites & Blogs
9 Questions Answered
- Q. In NH if husband and wife are joint owners and the husband dies. How does the wife get sole ownership?
- A: If your Deed is titled Joint Tenants with Rights of Survivorship, the property passes automatically by operation of law.
- Q. Can my car's title holder still repossess my vehicle if I've filed for bankruptcy?
- A: If you file a Chapter 7 that will slow the process of repossession down because there is an automatic stay imposed which prevents creditors from collecting and in your case repossessing the vehicle temporarily. However, the lender will likely file a Motion to Lift the Automatic Stay and unless you object and can work out a deal with the lender to get caught up on the payments the automatic stay will be lifted and they can repossess the vehicle. If you file a Chapter 13 and put your arrears in a payment plan and continue to follow the plan and make all the payments you can keep your car.
- Q. A self approved will written in the year 2012 New Hampshire does it need to be notarized to be legal or just signed by 2
- A: Yes, in order for a Self-Proved Will to be valid in New Hampshire it must be notarized. RSA 551:2-a Self-Proved Wills outlines the requirements: I. To qualify as self-proved, the signatures of the testator and witnesses shall be followed by a sworn acknowledgment made before a notary public or justice of the peace or other official authorized to administer oaths in the place of execution, as follows: The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this __________ (day) by ___, the testator; ___ and ___, the witnesses, who under oath do swear as follows: 1. The testator signed the instrument as the testator's will or expressly directed another to sign for the testator. 2. This was the testator's free and voluntary act for the purposes expressed in the will. 3. Each witness signed at the request of the testator, in the testator's presence, and in the presence of the other witness. 4. To the best of my knowledge, at the time of the signing the testator was at least 18 years of age, or if under 18 years was a married person, and was of sane mind and under no constraint or undue influence.
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