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Emergency Order #11 permits notarial officers to perform secure, online notarization of legal documents. The order creates an exception to the requirement that the signatory personally appear before the notarial officer. A notarial officer can now witness an act through video conference or other electronic means, where the signatory is…

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Coronavirus

Yesterday, March 19, 2020, President Trump signed into law emergency legislation meant to provide protections to American workers affected by the novel coronavirus and its related fall-out. Additionally, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu has issued several emergency orders pursuant to RSA 4:45 and RSA 4:47. These executive orders and national…

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How can I avoid the need for a guardian? In order to avoid the imposition of the appointment of a court approved guardian, a person should have at least two primary documents which take care of the person’s financial concerns, and also the person’s medical decisions.  After a person turns…

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Previous blogs on this website have discussed lawsuits against ski areas in New Hampshire. The bottom line: it is difficult for injured skiers to succeed in claims against ski resorts. This is true for two reasons. One is that ski areas increasingly use liability releases (aka exculpatory contracts or waivers)…

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Requirements to Evict a Tenant New Hampshire

Most residential tenants are not legally required to vacate the rental unit where they are living when their lease term expires.  In 2005, the New Hampshire Supreme Court said the landlord must evict the tenants if she wants them to leave.  AIMCO Props. v. Dziewisz, 152 N.H. 587 (2005).  So,…

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