Until 2012, the burden of proof to terminate a guardianship of a child was placed upon the parent to show, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the substitution or supplementation of parental care and supervision was no longer necessary to provide for the child’s essential physical and safety and that terminating the guardianship would
Alimony in New Hampshire on You Tube
There’s a new batch of You Tube videos about divorce and family law in New Hampshire. Here is the first, a segment about alimony.
Why You Need a Coach in your Collaborative Divorce
New Hampshire collaborative practice employs an interdisciplinary model, which is fancy for saying that the professional team includes attorneys, a coach and a financial neutral. When the topic of hiring a coach comes up, I sometimes receive this feedback:
- Why do we need a coach?
- I already have a therapist, isn’t that the same thing?
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.
Mission Impossible: Family Division Admin Order 2011-03
Blog posts have been sparse lately, and here’s why: Administrative Order Number 2011-03. I’ve posted several times about the impending demise of the GAL fund, and it is finally coming to fruition. Judge Kelly’s administrative order, issued on April 19, 2011, requires GALs in all GAL fund marital cases (this excludes abuse/neglect, TPR, guardianship…
Divorce & Social Media: Think before you type!
I was reading a blog post today by photographer Samantha Warren at Samantha Warren Weddings in which she mused on a tweet by Dita Von Teese that pondered "Did you all know that I only tell you the fun & glamorous things that I do, not the boring & unpleasant things?" Sam writes in response:…