Theresa Spearing

Theresa Spearing

Clark Law, PLLC
  • Bankruptcy, Divorce, Estate Planning ...
  • Massachusetts, New Hampshire
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A life-long New Englander, Theresa was born and raised in Massachusetts and has lived in New Hampshire for the past 23 years. Attorney Spearing graduated from Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire in History and Political Science. After graduating from Rivier Theresa attended Law School at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, formally known as Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire. While at UNH School of Law, Attorney Spearing received her Juris Doctor and a Master's in Intellectual Property Law in Copyright and Trademark Law. Theresa focuses her practice in the areas of Family Law, Estate Planning and Bankruptcy. She believes that these practice areas work hand in hand with each other to give her clients thorough representation. Theresa is licensed to practice law in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Theresa has received a “Preeminent” rating based on client reviews, the highest available in Martindale-Hubbell Directory, a nationwide publication which independently rates lawyers.

Practice Areas
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Debt Relief
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New Hampshire
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Clark Law, PLLC
- Current
Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C.
Law Office of Theresa M. Spearing
Nicosia & Associates, P.C.
I left for approximately one year and then went back to this firm.
The Law Office of Louis S. Haskell
The Law Office of Gary M. Horwitz
University of New Hampshire School of Law
J.D. (2002) | J.D. & Masters Intellectual Property
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Rivier College
B.A. (1999) | History & Political Science
Honors: Cum Laude
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Professional Associations
State Bar of New Hampshire  # 20177
- Current
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State Bar of Massachusetts  # 660076
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Articles & Publications
Practical Solutions that Address Bankrutpcy Client's Major Fears
New Hampshire Bar News
Proper Deed Drafting Can Prevent Post-Mortem Home Seizure
New Hamsphire Bar News
Mediation Skills for Intellectual Property & Commercial Disputes
The John Paul Jones Group
Websites & Blogs
Clark Law PLLC Website
Legal Answers
9 Questions Answered
Q. In NH if husband and wife are joint owners and the husband dies. How does the wife get sole ownership?
A: If your Deed is titled Joint Tenants with Rights of Survivorship, the property passes automatically by operation of law.
Q. Can my car's title holder still repossess my vehicle if I've filed for bankruptcy?
A: If you file a Chapter 7 that will slow the process of repossession down because there is an automatic stay imposed which prevents creditors from collecting and in your case repossessing the vehicle temporarily. However, the lender will likely file a Motion to Lift the Automatic Stay and unless you object and can work out a deal with the lender to get caught up on the payments the automatic stay will be lifted and they can repossess the vehicle. If you file a Chapter 13 and put your arrears in a payment plan and continue to follow the plan and make all the payments you can keep your car.
Q. A self approved will written in the year 2012 New Hampshire does it need to be notarized to be legal or just signed by 2
A: Yes, in order for a Self-Proved Will to be valid in New Hampshire it must be notarized.

RSA 551:2-a Self-Proved Wills outlines the requirements:

I. To qualify as self-proved, the signatures of the testator and witnesses shall be followed by a sworn acknowledgment made before a notary public or justice of the peace or other official authorized to administer oaths in the place of execution, as follows:

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this __________ (day) by ___, the testator; ___ and ___, the witnesses, who under oath do swear as follows:

1. The testator signed the instrument as the testator's will or expressly directed another to sign for the testator.

2. This was the testator's free and voluntary act for the purposes expressed in the will.

3. Each witness signed at the request of the testator, in the testator's presence, and in the presence of the other witness.

4. To the best of my knowledge, at the time of the signing the testator was at least 18 years of age, or if under 18 years was a married person, and was of sane mind and under no constraint or undue influence.
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Clark Law, PLLC
694 Pine Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Telephone: (603) 669-8700
Fax: (603) 669-9806