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December 2016 Archives

Couple throws party to celebrate divorce

Movies would have people believe that divorces are filled with contention. According to dramatic portrayals, all those seeking to end their marriage are bitter and batter over every single decision. However, an out-of-state couple recently showed couples in New Hampshire and across the country that a divorce can be amicable.

Incompetent man can only seek divorce with wife's permission

When most people in New Hampshire marry, they do so with the intention of remaining in the marriage for the rest of their lives. However, as people change, they often find that they are no longer compatible and choose to end their marriages. The question of whether a man in another state can divorce is complicated by the fact that he has been declared incompetent and his wife named his guardian.

The role of medical marijuana in child custody cases

The question of marijuana use has been debated across the country. While many states -- including New Hampshire -- have made it legal for people to use the drug medicinally in certain situation, other states have made it legal to use for recreational purposes. Despite being able to legally use the drugs in some circumstances, some parents in New Hampshire and across the country are facing child custody issues even when they only use the drug under the guidance of a medical care professional.

A divorce later in life raises retirement concerns

Marriage is not easy. Even couples in New Hampshire who have lived together for decades often come to a point where they decide to go separate ways. While the decision of a person over the age of 50 to seek a divorce may be in his or her best interests, it could complicate their retirement plans.

Annulling a divorce may not be an option for New Hampshire couples

Divorce is a decision that couples rarely make lightly, but once everything is said and done the divorce is finalized couples may reevaluate their choice. If a couple later decide to reconcile and legally reinstate their marriage, the courts of some states will allow the couple to annul their divorce. However, that was not the case for a New Hampshire couple.

Adapting to holidays after divorce

Your divorce has been finalized. Things are going well. You and your former spouse were even able to create a thorough co-parenting plan through amicable discussion. Everything seems like it's going to be just fine. But, suddenly, the holidays arrive and frustrations begin to simmer right alongside the cider.

Family law attorneys see increase in prenups

The decision to walk down the aisle is one that must be taken seriously. In reality, couples in New Hampshire must consider that regardless of how they feel at the time of their wedding, their feelings can change over time as they age and go through a variety of life experiences. In fact, a survey of family law professionals indicates that many people -- especially so-called millennials -- are seeking to safeguard themselves financially in the event of a divorce.