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Saturday, May 25, 2013

NH Divorce Process, Procedure or Purposeful to Delay

The paperwork filed in divorces in the state of NH is repetitive, there should be no question as to why the courts are backed up or even why so many people are pro se (representing themselves). 

Here are the FACTS, the only ones making out are the Attorney's, the NH Bar a monopoly in and of itself and the court's in the fees and prolonged litigation it actually ensures. 

Now the fees are so excessive they are blocking indigent, low income and the middle class from having the orders "they"
made be upheld. Petition to Change that sign here:  

In the Family Court Section they give you all the forms as found here but fail to put them in the order they should go into the court

To complete this monstrous mound of paperwork to get a divorce - Attorney's can buy a program to drop your information into the repetitive fields; however, most are going to have the daunting task of filling out the partial list below.  To expedite the process and save yourself money you want to have it ALL ready, to hand in at the first hearing that gives you all the paperwork mentioned here plus more...  found here be sure to check out the mandatory mediation and threat of an appointment of a GAL, which will always cost more than a $1000, just for the GAL.

    financial documents you will need to submit to the court  then go 
    to; information about this rule to help with forms  And then any
    documents you are unable to find - fill this out for your lawyer or  
    if pro se you need to fill this out explaining why and add your 

3. Your Agreement and parenting plan Order designating School 
    District -usually where the children are going to school right now. 

4. Proposed Parenting Plan - this is actually what you think it is 
    how you are going to share and care for your children 

5. Personal Data Sheet  repetitive 


7.  Child Impact Notice - provide copy of Attendance and attend 
     prior to the first court hearing

8.  Child Support Guidelines worksheet fill it out, it will compute it 
     for you  and then fill out #9

      Order  is based off the numbers in the child support calculations 

9.   Decree on Parenting Petition -  different than parenting plan

10. Your Pretrial Conference   not to be confused with your 

11. Temporary Decree on Petition for Divorce goes with all of the 

12.  Vital Statistics Form  must be completed for divorce to be final 
      and yes of course it is  repetitive of everything you already 
      filled out in multiple places. 

So at least 15 documents to prepare, not to mention all the other's that may be needed in your particular case found here, be sure to scroll all the way through it.  It is all excessively repetitive.  Which begs the question, if attorneys each can buy a software system that integrates the intake information to fill in all the forms above why can't the Court's get a similar system and put in the information once and send it out accordingly?  

Oh, it's a government agency and in NH, they are clearly not run efficiently - now should we talk about killing trees ... or should the courts makes things a wee bit simpler for the public they are suppose to serve? 

Sadly lawyers who are suppose to understand the rules are having a hard time making sure all the right paperwork is handed in and/or advising their clients of when to put it in; they have nothing to worry about though it's not as though the attorney discipline system directly associated with the court system is going to hold them accountable in NH and most law schools do not teach lawyers how to read the rules and stay updated, they figure it out on their first few clients and/or if in a large firm their paralegals keep a tickler file to remind them. 

This is what family advocates are helping families sort through, how to communicate with the other party, what the best arrangement for your family is going forward, what paperwork and supporting documentation you need to gather and submit.  

It's not legal advice, it is about conserving your family's income to move forward whether in conjunction with an attorney or pro se, it moves you through the process quickly and helps you choose what is best for your family, without breaking your bank and/or letting some 1-4 time divorced Judge with his/her own bias decide your fate.  

"If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values - that all reality hinges on moral foundations and that all reality has spiritual control."

Martin Luther King, Jr. 


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Fairy Tales, City Officials & Court's clashing...

It started to unravel when the Old Man in the Mountain couldn't show his face here anymore. The old boy's network instead created a memorial to a rock.  Not unusual here in New Hampshire, like a weed sucking the life out of the very forests they claim to want to protect.  These good ole boys and girls started fishing for federal dollars and bigger pay off's and everyone else's loss became their gain.  

It started with the Head Fairy's quest in Nashua,  to promote literacy, giving you the tools to move forward, your imagination and ability to read.  In the process she gifted you with access to those everyday heroes young and old making a difference everyday in some amazing and meaningful ways.  While also altering you to some of the monsters lurking among us by giving you access beyond the abyss to fairy tale's unraveling in real-time of course, with happy endings within reach.  

On that startling comet ride she met an unhappygrammy, who voiced concern over the foxes intrusion into her home, beyond the borders of its own forest and hunting grounds of course.  They didn't try to kill her little red riding hood; they sold her - all under the guise of the best interest of who? ...all miserable wretches and gnomes without conscience struggling to make themselves meaningful. 

On the lighter side but still in varying shades of red, people have long been complaining about getting tickets at meters throughout the state even when they knew they had time or were within minutes of refilling meters.  Well to confront this tariff out of the Merry Woods of New Hampshire to address this matter is of course the Robin Hooders of Keene to the rescue! 

This is what is unraveling right now in the newest plight of Robin Hooders in Keene NH. Their adventures, include using video cameras to catch some of these "state workers" in the act of their job or ... ? Well it looks like Keene doesn't want you to know because they actually took the trouble to identify our Robin Hooders and sue them and request that they are not within 50 feet of state workers.  Sue them for not using swords, not breaking the law, not causing a problem, but because they did a good deed and used coins to save motorists from parking tickets. Really, Keeners that's how you are going to allow your tax dollars to be spent!?!

Beware Keene City Officials, the references to the deeds of Robin Hood and his followers reach back to 1228 insuring that if someone wants to do something nice and/or right a wrong they will oust those standing for  power and greed, possibly in their next election. 

Keep up the Great Work Robin Hoods, we are hoping more characters come out of the woods to parry with various foes and continue to unravel more fairy tales happening in real-time...

See you know who is watching...and remember you define you - you do not want to lose face like the old man in the mountain it's a sign of the times, NH is experiencing public disgrace in it's elected and appointed officials.