Family LawGeneral Information
Divorce, in the best of circumstances, is a trying time for all parties. Not only is the divorcing couple embarking on a new phase of their lives, but they must also navigate a maze of procedures, papers, mediations, and hearings to actually get divorced.
Divorcing couples typically have property like a home, furniture, cars, and retirement accounts that will need to be divided between the two. The couple will also divide their debt as part of a final agreement. More complex divorces involve businesses owned by one or both of the parties, and multiple real estate holdings.
If the couple has minor children, they must plan for parenting time (formerly known as custody) and sometimes one party must pay child support to the other.
While New Hampshire courts seek to make equitable distributions of marital property, and fair orders with respect to child support and alimony, many people find the assistance of an experienced divorce attorney to be an indispensable part of this process from filing the initial petition, to mediation, through to the final hearing. An attorney can explain the process and the laws and apply them to your individual situation while being your advocate.
Sometimes, while a divorce is not involved, individuals have matters that will be heard in family court like parenting issues, child support, modifications of an order that is already in place and domestic violence (DV) hearings. This office is experienced in all these matters as well and frequently is available on short notice for accelerated DV hearings.
Your situation is unique. This office will always be mindful and sensitive your individual needs.
Replacing civil unions, same sex marriage became legal in New Hampshire on January 1, 2010. This office is experienced in addressing the legal needs of same sex families and parents.