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Change in New Hampshire Divorce Laws

October 1, 2012 Leave a comment

By Gary Gahan

In December 2011, a new rule went into effect in regard to New Hampshire’s divorce laws. Rule 1.25-A, or Mandatory Disclosure, requires divorcing parties to share particular financial information with one another early on in the divorce process. The courts require this information so judges can fairly and appropriately make determinations involving assets.

In the case of joint petitions for divorce, both parties must share their financial data within 45 days of the filing date. If a single party filed the petition, the data must be exchanged within 45 days of the date the other party received the filer’s petition. If a hearing is scheduled before the 45 days are complete, the information must be shared no later than 10 days before the hearing. Parties may use the distributed Checklist and Cover Sheet for Mandatory Disclosure to assist them in compiling and sharing the appropriate information.

About the Author:
Gary Gahan, a divorce mediator in Merrimack, New Hampshire, assists clients throughout the divorce process with services such as document preparation, creation of parenting plans, and division of assets.


Gary Gahan Reviews the Second Amendment

June 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Many people believe the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution simply allows people to own firearms free of government intrusion. However, the text of the Amendment and the Supreme Court’s interpretation of it are more complex and are well worth a closer look. The Second Amendment reads as follows:

“A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.”

Since the amendment was adopted in 1791, citizens and government entities have debated its legal interpretation in public forums and courts throughout the country. The Supreme Court has directly addressed the Second Amendment on multiple occasions, with justices concluding that the right to bear arms is fundamental to Americans. Repeatedly, court justices have referred to the text of the Constitution to guide their decisions, finding that the Second Amendment is in place to stop the federal government from separating citizens from their firearms in most cases. However, some laws allow states to dictate certain specific gun regulations.

About the Author: Gary Gahan is a political activist and stalwart supporter of the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. Gahan is a divorce mediator in Merrimack, New Hampshire.

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