The court has appointed a Guardian ad Litem, now what? While each GAL has their individual approach to an investigation, in general, this You Tube video reviews what you can expect during the investigation.
Parenting Rights & Responsibility
When a Parent Moves – Relocation of a Child’s Residence
When a parent desires to relocate, whether across the state or across the country, it can raise difficult issues for the children and the parenting schedule. This video highlights the standard for relocation set forth in NH RSA 461-A:12 and the issues encountered in petitioning for or defending against a request to relocate.
What to Bring to a Pretrial Hearing
Before your final trial, the court will conduct a pretrial hearing. Learn here what will happen at the hearing and what needs to be prepared and filed at the hearing.
Parents May Agree on Enforceable Orders for Payment of College Expenses
Since 2004, the New Hampshire family courts lacked authority to order a parent to pay for college expenses, with the exception of enforcing orders and agreements made prior to 2004. As it was written then, RSA 461-A:14 (V) provided that “no child support order shall require a parent to contribute to an adult child’s college expenses …
Unbundled Legal Services
Unbundled legal services, also known as limited scope representation, allow you to hire a lawyer to do certain parts of your case, instead of the traditional soup to nuts representation. Some clients choose unbundled services because they cannot afford full representation, and some advice is better than no advice. Other clients feel capable of handling…
2013 Child Support Guidelines
The 2013 Child Support Guidelines have been released. Highlights of the new guidelines:
- The guidelines are effective April 1, 2013
- The self-support reserve has increased $31 from $1,070 in 2012 to $1,101 for 2013
- For a couple with a combined gross income of $6,000, the total combined child support figure for one child increased from
Modification of child support in New Hampshire
After a final order of child support is entered, either party may seek a modification at any time based on a substantial change in circumstances that has made the original order unfair and improper. A party may also seek a modification if more than three years has passed since the date of the final order without…
New Family Division Judge and Marital Master Assignments
The following are the new judge and marital master assignments for family cases in the Circuit and Superior Court for January 2013 through March 2013:
Hon. Paul D. Desjardins
(most of these hearings are held in Lancaster)
To Be Determined
Hon. J. Peter Cyr
Hon. Lawrence …
In Re Guardianship of Matthew L: A call for non-biological parents to secure parental rights
The Supreme Court issued an opinion In Re Guardianship of Matthew L. on December 21, 2012.
Mary and Joan began a committed relationship in 2004. Two years later, they began to plan for a family. Mary became pregnant in 2006 through artificial insemination, and gave birth to Matthew in April 2007. In June…
In the Matter of Reena D: Guardian bears burden of proof in termination of guardianship established by consent
The New Hampshire Supreme Court issued an opinion In the Matter of Reena D. on December 28, 2011.
In 2002, mother and father petitioned the court to grant guardianship of their twenty-two month old daughter Reena to the paternal grandfather and his wife. The purpose of the guardianship was to allow mother…