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DAVID F. SILVER NAMED IN BEST LAWYERS PUBLICATION

DAVID F. SILVER NAMED IN BEST LAWYERS PUBLICATION BENNINGTON, VERMONT—Best Lawyers—the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession—released its 2019 Best Lawyers in America listing, including BarrSternberg | Moss, Silver & Munson partner David F. Silver for…

Divorce and Financial Issues: Alimony

How alimony works in Vermont. WHAT IS ALIMONY? Spousal maintenance (aka alimony) is the obligation of one spouse to support the other financially for a temporary or permanent basis. It is not gender-based; either spouse may request the support to…

Divorce Takes Time

Divorce process may take A LOT of your time and effort. Below are 5 legal criteria that may significantly postpone your divorce in Vermont. RESIDENCY: To file for divorce, you or your spouse must have resided in Vermont for at…

Where can you smoke marijuana in Vermont?

Even though Vermonters now can legally possess, consume, and grow marijuana, strict rules apply to where they can do so. In our previous post, we have mentioned that individuals are permitted to consume marijuana in “individual dwellings only.” Does that…

Using marijuana while on parole

Could Vermonters on parole take advantage of the recent legalization of recreational marijuana? Act No. 86, the new marijuana law, does NOT “limit the authority of law enforcement, the courts, the Department of Corrections, or the Parole Board to impose…

VT EMPLOYMENT LAW AND MARIJUANA

Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan released the Guide to Vermont’s Laws on Marijuana in the Workplace (PDF). The document is a general overview of both recreational and medical marijuana laws, as well as Vermont’s employment legislation, that summarizes employers and…

MARIJUANA IS LEGAL NOW.

Weed is now legal in Vermont. Below are seven big legalities and eight major violations. WHAT IS LEGAL You must be 21 to legally use marijuana in Vermont. There are no civil and criminal penalties for possession of up to…

David F. Silver Named In Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers—the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession—released its 2016 Best Lawyers in America listing, including Bennington’s BarrSternberg | Moss, Silver & Munson partner David F. Silver in its listing. Silver is recognized for his outstanding…

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