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Planning for COVID-19

In this time of health crisis, people have expressed concern because they do not have a will, powers of attorney or a health care directive should they or loved ones become ill and not able to act on their own behalf. Should you not be able to make health care decisions for yourself, or to manage your finances, one or more legal documents exist regarding medical treatment and finances during any disability. Through this state of emergency, Christine M. Hanisco continues to be available to prepare wills, advance directives, durable powers of attorney and other estate planning documents so that persons will receive the medical treatment they wish to receive, and their finances will continue to be managed by someone they trust.

Through electronic mail, telephone conferences and video contact, Christine can provide clients with estate planning consultation and document execution without ever having to leave the comfort of your home. Christine’s availability is immediate, and her hours are flexible to meet the needs of your schedule. Should you or anyone be interested in an immediate consultations please call our offices at 603-228-1109, or email Christine at cmhanisco@steinlawpllc.com. Stay safe and healthy please.

Robert Stein has been selected for The Best Lawyers in America

Attorney Robert A. Stein, of The Stein Law Firm, PLLC has been selected by his peers for multiple inclusions in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Robert Stein, has been listed in Family Law, Commercial, Trusts and Estates, Personal Injury and Product Liability Litigation. The 2020 edition marks the 31st consecutive year that Robert Stein, a veteran trial lawyer, teacher of Trial Advocacy, and noted plaintiffs’ attorney, has been included in the publication.

New Hampshire lawmakers pass fertility insurance bill.

Attorney Christine M. Hanisco, co-drafter of the legislation and Executive Board Member of RESOLVE New England, is pleased to announce that on August 1, 2019 Governor Sununu signed Senate Bill 279 Access to Fertility Care. The law will take effect January 1, 2020, and will require small and large group insurance plans to provide coverage for diagnosis and treatment of infertility, which affects 1 in 6 couples. The law will also require group insurance plans to provide coverage for fertility preservation when patients are undergoing medical treatment for other diseases and conditions when that treatment may impact their fertility. The bill’s prime sponsor Senator Martha Hennessey (D-Hanover) released the following statement:

“As a state with an aging population that wants to attract and retain young people in our state, it is critical for New Hampshire to work to help the 1 in 6 couples affected by infertility in our state. By requiring insurance coverage for infertility diagnosis and fertility treatments, SB 279 will help these Granite Staters who want to work and build their families in our state but who are currently making decisions based on financial concerns instead of what is in their best medical interest. I am grateful for the bipartisan support of this important bill and pleased to see it signed into law!”

Attorney Hanisco is grateful to all of the Senators and Representatives who supported this bill and to the Governor for signing it. Attorney Hanisco worked closely with RESOLVE New England’s Executive Director, Kate Weldon LeBlanc, Board Member Catherine Tucker, and Co-founder and President of Fertility Within Reach, Davina Fankhauser, in the drafting and lobbying for this important legislation. The bill also had the support of New Hampshire Women’s Foundation, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center – Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New England Fertility Society, American Cancer Society, GLAD Legal Advocates & Defenders, Alliance for Fertility Preservation, the Northern New England Clinical Oncology Society, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and many of the Massachusetts based fertility clinics who serve New Hampshire residents.

 

Attorney Chrissy Hanisco Supports Fertility

Attorney Chrissy Hanisco, testified before the NH Senate Commerce Committee on February 7, 2019, urging the members to vote “ought to pass” on SB 279, an act relative to access to fertility care. SB279, which has bipartisan support, would provide comprehensive health insurance coverage to the 1 in 6 couples with infertility, as well as coverage for fertility preservation for young people undergoing life-saving medical treatment that would leave them infertile. As a member of RESOLVE New England’s Executive Board, she worked with a team of professionals in drafting and filing this important legislation.

 

Attorney Chrissy Hanisco to present at Upcoming Conference

Attorney Chrissy Hanisco is moderating a panel of adoption professionals at RESOLVE New England’s 25th Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices and Adoption Conference on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The panelists will provide an overview of the legal process of private adoption in New England and answer attendee’s questions.  The Keynote Speaker for the Conference is Pregantish Founder, Andrea Syrtash, and Kennedy Elsey of Mix 104.1 will be the Emcee. The Conference will be held at the Verve Crowne Plaza in Natick, Massachusetts.

Best Lawyers 2018

AUGUST 2018 – The Stein Law Firm PLLC attorney Robert A. Stein has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  Robert Stein, the firm’s founder has been listed in Family Law as well as Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs.  The 2019 edition marks the 30th consecutive year that Stein, a veteran trial lawyer and noted plaintiffs’ attorney, has been included in the publication.

MCLE New England releases its 2nd edition of Adoption and Reproductive Technology Law in Massachusetts.

MCLE New England just released its 2nd edition of Adoption and Reproductive Technology Law in Massachusetts. Given the advancements in this area of law the 2nd edition was a significant update. Attorney Christine Hanisco authored the chapter on Embryo Law, which addresses the law governing the possession, use, and handling of embryos. It discusses disputes over custody – reviewing case law both within and beyond Massachusetts – and examines responsibility for unclaimed or abandoned embryos, donated embryos, and embryos that have been mishandled.

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