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Family Law Attorney
New Hampshire same-sex divorce: What you need to know
Please check out my recent You Tube video on the topic of same-sex divorce in New Hampshire. We’ll review length of marriage considerations, parenting rights for same-sex couples, and special property distribution issues in divorces for same-sex partners.
The temporary hearing: A critical phase of your case
Continuing the series of You Tube videos, this edition discusses a very important hearing in your case: the temporary hearing. Watch to find out why, and what you need to do to be prepared and help achieve a good result.
Here are the forms you need for a divorce temporary hearing with children:
Tips for Completing your New Hampshire Family Division Financial Affidavit
This blog has been a great way to reach out to people who need information about divorce, parenting and family law, and it has been a great experience hearing feedback from colleagues and watching the number of readers grow throughout the years. I hadn’t considered branching out into You Tube until I read a blog…
Second parent adoption for same-sex spouses: Is it necessary?
Second parent adoption, also referred to as co-parent adoption or stepparent adoption, is the process where two parents, one who is a legal parent and one who is a legal stranger, create a permanent and legal relationship between the child and both parents. The American Academy of Pediatrics, which supports same-sex second parent adoption, …
Best Interest Considerations for a Parenting Schedule
New Hampshire’s “best interests” statute lists out several factors that the court should use to determine best interests. Many of the factors are little wordy, and as a whole the statute misses some of the very basic issues that must be considered when creating a parenting plan that is in the child’s best interest.
Raising Hope Custody Drama: Real or Not Real?
One of my favorite blogs is Law and the Multiverse. The blog’s premise is to take fictional situations from movies, comic books, and televisions shows and discuss the legal ramifications by applying relevant law. Have you ever wondered whether mutants are a protected class? They have the answer. Want to know whether superheroes…
Representation of Accused Parents is Fundamental Right
Republished here, my opinion from the recent Bar News regarding the appointment of counsel for parents in abuse and neglect proceedings:
Few rights can be argued to be more fundamental then the right to raise and care for one’s children. In recognition of that right, New Hampshire has long appointed counsel to represent indigent parents …
Have you considered collaborative law?
I am pleased to announce that I have been accepted as a member of the Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire. Collaborative practice is an alternative to the traditional, adversarial family law litigation process. Lawyers and clients agree from the beginning to keep the case out of court and settle it through a series of 4-way meetings. Instead…
2011 Lawline Dates
Need a legal question answered? The New Hampshire Bar Association’s Lawline, a free legal advice call service, has upcoming dates in 2011. Lawline is on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm., at 800-868-1212.
Weds., June 8, 2011
Weds., July 13, 2011
Weds., Aug. 10, 2011
Weds., Sept. 14, 2011
Weds., Oct. 12…