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What Is a Parenting Plan?

According to the New Hampshire law regarding parental rights and responsibilities, specifically section 461-A: 2, children are considered to have proper development when both parents are present during their childhood. In most cases, New Hampshire family court judges encourage parents to come up with a parenting plan. Both spouses should contribute to the terms of the […]

How Do Custody Cases Affect Children?

Custody cases are a common phenomenon in the modern day courtrooms with failed marriages being a major contributing factor. The families of the involved parties are often affected by these incidences with children being the most affected. The effects can range from psychological change to changes in academic performance which is often portrayed by children […]

Family Members Now Entitled to Reimbursement for At Home Care

The New Hampshire Supreme Court recently ruled that family members of injured workers’ are entitled to reimbursement for home care health care that they provide for their relative. The Court found that the definition of health care provider did not exclude family members and that this service was reimbursable pursuant to the New Hampshire Workers’ […]

John L. Ward Joins the Board of Directors for the Manchester City Library Foundation

Attorney Ward of the Patch & FitzGerald law firm was recently named for the Board of Directors of the Manchester City Library Foundation. The Manchester City Library Foundation is a private, non-profit cooperation committed to providing supplemental support to the Manchester City Library. The foundation reinforces the need for continued and increased public support for […]

John L. Ward Named Top 40 under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association

The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premiere trial lawyers from across the country who exemplifies superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or civil defense trial lawyers. The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 is a division composed of America’s top young trial attorneys. The National Trial Lawyers 40 under 40 […]

Did You Know That Your Workers’ Compensation Settlement Could Reduce Your Social Security Benefits?

Serious work-related injuries will frequently enable the worker to also qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. This is especially true when the worker has other health conditions that limit his/her ability to work. When you reach the point where you are able to settle the Workers’ Compensation claim, beware of the Social Security Disability benefits […]

John L. Ward Named As One of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in New Hampshire under 40

Attorney John L. Ward of the Patch & FitzGerald Law Firm was recently selected by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of the top ten personal injury attorneys under 40 in New Hampshire. The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys uses a rigorous and thorough selection process to determine the top personal […]

Attorney John L. Ward Elected Vice-President of New Hampshire Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Law Section

Attorney John L. Ward of the Patch & FitzGerald Law Firm was recently elected as Vice-President of the New Hampshire Bar Associations Workers’ Compensation Law Section for the 2014-2015 term. Attorney Ward is currently a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, New Hampshire Association for Justice and the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s […]