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Prenuptial Agreements

Do they say: “I don’t trust you and expect that we are going to wind up getting divorced anyway” ; or Do they say: “You and I have once before gone through a very contentious, hurtful, hateful and litigious divorce in the past and we do not ever want that to occur between us“? If… Read more »

Tyler Smith Graduates NHTSA’s DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Training

Tyler Smith just graduated NHTSA’s DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) in Washington D.C. The 24-hour course is the exact training law enforcement officers receive on how to conduct drunk driving investigations. An experienced SFST instructor who has trained thousands of law enforcement officers taught the course. The course covered all three phases… Read more »

Drunk Driving in Maine With An Out-Of-State License

Being arrested for drunk driving or operating under the influence (OUI) in Maine with an out-of-state license can create problems in your home state. States share information about drunk driving convictions and license suspensions, and many states treat an out-of-state OUI conviction as if it were an in-state conviction. How OUI Arrests Of Out-Of-State Drivers… Read more »

Hiring The Best Lawyer For Your Maine OUI Charge

A person charged with a Maine drunk driving or operating under the influence (OUI) charge faces jail time, fines, and license suspensions. It is therefore important to hire an experienced OUI defense attorney as soon as possible. There is no “best” lawyer for OUI defense; there are many knowledgeable lawyers who do a fine job.… Read more »

Yes . . . You Do Need a Will!

According to a recent report from Morgan Stanley, only 39% of individuals earning between $40,000 and $ 80,000 per year have a will. This means that 61% of those in that group do NOT have a will. If you do not have a will, the state government decides who will get your assets–such as your… Read more »

Keith Richard Obtains Preliminary Injunction Halting Subdivision

Keith Richard successfully obtained a preliminary injunction on behalf of a client seeking title to land by adverse possession.  The injunction effectively halted planned construction of an access road to a subdivision over the property.  Unless the developer finds an alternative access road, the development will be on hold until the conclusion of the litigation.

Keith Richard wins Law Court appeal in land use case

Keith Richard recently prevailed in an appeal before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, sitting as the Law Court.  Keith successfully overturned an adverse decision for the client in Superior Court, in an appeal that required supplemental briefing and oral argument.  In Hill v. Town of Wells, 2021 ME 38, the Court held that the Wells zoning board… Read more »

Appealing A Divorce or Family Law Judgment in Maine

If you disagree with a decision from a Maine court in a divorce or other family law case, you may be able to file an appeal to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, sitting as the Law Court. The attorneys at Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion are experienced in family law and have had success in… Read more »