Author archives: Ian Reardon
Starting in August we will be opening a second office in at the Tech Villiage in Conway, NH. The Tech Village is operated by the Mount Washington Valley Economic Council and is located just south of North Conway on Route 16.
This new office will allow us to better serve family law clients in Carroll and Belknap Counties. The office is easily accessible from Ossipee , Conway, North Conway, Jackson, Bartlett and other surrounding communities.
If you're coming from the south, pass through the downtown Conway and take a left on White Mountain Road (Route 16). Follow 16 for another ...
Last week I completed my certification to practice collaborative divorce in New Hampshire. Collaborative divorce is a new approach that attempts to find common ground so that a marriage can be resolved with an agreement. Not just a "deal," but something that both sides can live with now and into the future. Unlike traditional litigation that is contentious and adversarial, collaborative divorce encourages cooperation and working towards a common goal.
The certification training was taught by the Hudson Valley Collaborative Divorce Training Consortium. They have been teaching collaborative practice to attorneys all across the country for many years. They did ...
The New Hampshire House of Representatives passed House Bill 492, the legalization and regulation of marijuana, on January 16, 2014. This bill contained 3 major pieces.
I. Legalizes the personal use of up to one ounce of marijuana by persons 21 years of age or older.
II. Authorizes the licensing of marijuana wholesale, retail, cultivation, and testing facilities.
III. Imposes a tax on the sale of marijuana.
To understand this law, and other New Hampshire laws, I’ve broken down this article into bullet points.
How are laws passed in New Hampshire?
New Hampshire has two legislative bodies, the House ...
Somehow New Hampshire has been the topic of several "easiest states to get divorced" internet articles. I hope maybe this will find it's way into Google search results and clear up some misinformation.
Many articles like this 2011 Bloomberg News story (The Best and Worst States for Getting Divorced) suggest that almost anyone can get a divorce in NH. The article states that New Hampshire is the best state for getting a divorce and there is no waiting period. To quote the author, "You can't stay in a hotel for one night and go home single the next ...
I just wanted to preface this post with the fact that I'm not a personal injury attorney and I am no way advocating the filing of a lawsuit against ski areas. The above picture is attributed to Wildcat Mountain. It was taken on Sunday November 4, 2013.
The new ski season is something to get excited about in New Hampshire. While getting injured isn't exciting, it's a fact that all of us who partake in winter sports must acknowledge. Every year there are as many as 40 deaths on ski slopes in the United States. Many more ...
I really enjoy hiking in the White Mountains. I took the picture above last Saturday on Doublehead South in Jackson, New Hampshire. It was a beautiful day but it was only about 25-30 degrees at the top with a wind chill near 0. I have to admit that I wasn’t prepared for the cold weather.
So how does the law relate to hiking in the White Mountains? Well in 1999 New Hampshire passed RSA 153:A-24 (http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/xii/153-a/153-a-24.htm) that allows the State to hold people liable, up to $10 ...
The Yoken's sign was a Portsmouth landmark for over 50 years until the restaurant closed in 2004. For many years the sign sat exposed to the elements, rusting away, long after the Yoken's building had been demolished. Every time I drove by I thought it was a shame that such an iconic part of Route 1 was slowly deteriorating into a piece of scrap metal.
Last night the Portsmouth Zoning Board of Adjustment agreed 5 to 1 to allow the sign to be restored and placed in the same spot as the original. The repair and reconditioning process ...
You can now sign up for Obamacare (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). I created this quick guide because I couldn't find any concise information relating to the New Hampshire healthcare exchange marketplace.
What is the Obamacare NH Exchange?
The Obamacare New Hampshire exchange is a marketplace where insurance companies offer insurance plans based on a federal mandate. These plans are Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. With Platinum being the best and Bronze being the worst. At this time only Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield has agreed to participate in the New Hampshire exchange.
Where do I signup?
Governor Maggie Hassan recently signed the so called New Hampshire "Auto Dealers Bill of Rights." Auto dealers had complained that manufacturers required them to perform costly and unneeded building upgrades every 5-7 years. This will surely benefit New Hampshire Auto Dealers. If you've driven down Route 1 near the traffic circle in Portsmouth you'll notice at least 5 newly renovated dealerships.
While New Hampshire auto dealers have reason to celebrate, another provision in the bill could come back to bite them down the road.
The electric car company, Tesla Motors, has been fighting state legislatures all over the ...
We just finished putting together the ReardonLawOffice.com website.
This blog will feature articles and news about the laws of New Hampshire and how to go about accomplishing certain legal tasks. Hopefully this will become a valuable resource for those looking to find out more about the New Hampshire legal system.