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  • 19 Nov. 2018

    Modifying Your Child Support Obligation

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    Are you a parent paying child support for two or more children? If so, then you will want to be aware of this case. On February 19, 2018 the New Hampshire Supreme Court decided the case of “In the Matter of Wendy S. White and Michael L. White”. 181 A.3d 239 (2018). In this case, the Mother and the Father were married and had two children. They divorced in 2003, when their two children ...
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  • 19 Jan. 2018

    How Changes in the Tax Law Could Affect You and Your Family

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    By Attorney Tracey Goyette Cote, Director/Shareholder and Chair of the Domestic Relations Group As of January 1, the newly enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act took effect and that means many New Hampshire families will be directly affected. In late December 2017, Congress passed a large-scale tax reform bill known as The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”). President Trump signed the Act into ...
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  • 17 Jan. 2018

    Changes in Law Make Things Easier for Grandparents Seeking Guardianships

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    By Attorney Andrea Q. Labonte As of January 1, 2018, there are several changes to the statute governing guardianships over minors in New Hampshire. These changes will make it easier for grandparents to become guardians of their grandchildren in cases where parents have substance abuse issues. Nashua Republican Mariellen MacKay, who was the prime sponsor of House Bill 629 which was signed into law ...
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  • 11 May. 2017

    Before You Say I Do, Should You Say Yes to a Prenup?

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    By: Faye Goldberg Q. I know a Prenuptial Agreements is signed before the wedding, but what does a Prenuptial Agreement do? A. A Prenuptial Agreement lays out what will happen to your and your spouse’s assets and income in the event of divorce, separation or death. Q. Do I really need one if I’m not wealthy? A. It depends. If you have family assets, like a summer home or a family ...
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  • 26 Aug. 2016

    Landmark NH Supreme Court Decision Sets Precedent in Determining Property Awards

    Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

    A precedent-setting New Hampshire Supreme Court ruling will directly impact all couples seeking a divorce, whether they are opposite sex or same sex. Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. attorneys Paul R. Kfoury Sr. and Andrea Q. Labonte served as lead counsel In the Matter of Deborah Munson and Coralee Beal. Munson and Beal, a same-sex married couple, had a 15-year relationship prior to their civil union ...
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