Archive for February, 2014

25Feb, 14

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, commonly referred to as “ERISA” is a federal statute that governs many employer-based benefits such as pensions, IRAs, 401(k)s and other retirement benefits as well as employer-provided insurance benefits such as life insurance, health insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance, etc. Because ERISA is a federal statute, it ... more

21Feb, 14

In a divorce case, the parties’ retirement accounts, such as IRA, 401k, pension plans are often divided between the divorcing spouses. The final divorce decree will usually contains language that states one spouse releases the other from any claim they may have against the others estate. However, this language does not change who the spouse ... more

19Feb, 14

When buyer of a business is a victim of fraud by the seller, New Hampshire law generally provides two alternatives for recovery. When a party enters into an agreement in reliance upon a misrepresentation of material fact, he may either seek to rescind the agreement or proceed with the transaction and then sue for misrepresentation.  ... more