As Halloween approaches, many minds turn to autumn themes—pumpkins, parties, and, of course, trick or treating with neighbors. But neighborly tricks aren’t exclusive to Halloween or children; in fact, adults commit some of the most complex neighborly hijinks. These invite legal intervention rather than innocent mischief. Here’s our list of the top three legal shenanigans committed by neighbors.
Archives for September 2018
Joint Tenants: Owning Property Together
Many people own a house jointly with their spouse – or partner, friend, or family – often as joint tenants with rights of survivorship (“JTROS”). This means the couple owns the house together equally. If one of them dies the other retains full ownership automatically. The default in NH is to own property as “tenants in common” meaning each person … Read the rest
What Happens When A Child Is Not Mentioned In A Trust?
When leaving a gift to a child in a will, people often want the gift to pass to the child’s children should the child die before the grantor. In fact, New Hampshire has a statute stating that if a child is not mentioned in a will, and the child is not expressly excluded from the will, then that child receives … Read the rest