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June 2016 Archives

Creating child custody plans in New Hampshire

The decision to divorce is often the product of a great deal of contemplation and discussion. Couples in New Hampshire with children must consider how their decision will ultimately impact the entire family. However, a divorce is often the best course of action for many families. In those circumstances, careful thought must be put into a child custody, or parenting, plan.

What is "mindful parenting" in divorce?

Raising kids is already a tough job. Divorce can complicate matters even further. It is easy to allow the stress of divorce to distract you from parenting. Fortunately, there are ways to maintain a healthy relationship and role in your children's lives even during divorce. One such method you may wish to consider is "mindful parenting" in divorce.

Collaborative law helps ease the stress, time and cost of divorce

When two people marry in New Hampshire, they likely do so with a certain amount of expectation and respect for one another. The passing of years and the experience of the life events that follow often alter how two people feel about one another. As a result, the couple begins to examine their divorce options. In order to avoid some of the contention associated with a trial and to ensure that the decision-making power remains in the hands of the couple, many choose to explore the options provided by collaborative law.

Immigration documents trump prenuptial agreements in divorce

Many couples planning to marry in New Hampshire take a realistic and careful examination of their lives before walking down the aisle. As part of that examination, they choose to create a prenuptial agreement that will help determine how assets will be divided should the marriage end in divorce. However, recent federal rulings seems to make it clear that agreements made in prenups cannot supersede the terms of certain federal documents regarding an immigration sponsor's fiscal responsibilities.

Court must decide fate of embryos following couple's divorce

When a couple in New Hampshire chooses to end their marriage, there are multiple decisions that must be made. In addition to property division, child support and custody decisions must be made if there are children. While these decisions are typically relatively straightforward, certain advances in medical technology are complicating some divorce decisions. For example, one out-of-state couple is still struggling to decide the fate of their frozen embryos. Their case has recently been heard by their state's Supreme Court.

Stepfather proves paternity, but no change in child custody

Families can be complex. As couples with children divorce and remarry, a family can often be comprised of several different elements. Many families in New Hampshire are left working to blend these elements together, sometimes requiring a family court to make a decision. One out-of-state couple's recent attempt to change a child custody order to exclude the man previously thought the be a child's biological father was not successful.