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June 2017 Archives

Collaborative law fosters resolution out of the courtroom

A variety of different couples in New Hampshire make the different decision that it is time to seek a divorce. While the creators of television shows and movies would have audiences believe that divorce is always filled with contention and plays out in a dramatic courtroom, that is not the case. Some couples may face a certain degree of contention, but many are able to complete the proceedings through the use of alternative dispute resolution methods such as collaborative law.

Wife of athlete Addison Russell files for divorce

Some would likely argue that baseball is one of America's favorite pastimes. Because of the sport's popularity, players and their wives often receive a great deal of scrutiny of their lives from people in New Hampshire and across the country. As a result, a recent instagram post by Melisa Reidy-Russell, accusing her husband and baseball player Addison Russell of infidelity, received some attention. She has since filed for divorce.

Collaborative divorce: A solution to property division quarrels?

Navigating the divorce process in New Hampshire can understandably be difficult due to the financial and emotional challenges associated with it. In some divorce cases, the process is relatively straightforward, as the two parties agree on virtually all matters. However, the dissolution of a marriage can be especially confusing if you and your spouse do not agree on many issues.

Spousal support ruling issued in Mary J. Blige's divorce

Most every married couple would admit that being married is hard work. Even couples who seem to have relatively stable relationships sometimes experience hardships that they are unable to overcome. Unfortunately, couples who are in the spotlight often face more stresses than the typical couple in New Hampshire. Additionally, when there are a great deal of assets involved that must be divided in the event of a divorce, the proceedings can quickly become more complicated.

Financial issues to consider in a divorce

A large number of people in New Hampshire make a plan for the future that often includes saving money to live on during retirement. Unfortunately, many people do not plan for a divorce. As a result, approximately 64 percent of survey respondents indicated that the end of their marriage caused a financial crisis. Because many people who choose such a course do so because it is in the best interest of their overall well-being, the financial risk is likely worth it. Fortunately, there are several steps to help prevent the crisis these respondents described.

Neighboring state adopts new child custody approach

When parents decide to end their marriage, there are often multiple, difficult decisions that must be made. Perhaps one of the most important ones involves child custody. While courts in New Hampshire are dedicated to making decisions that are in the best interests of the children involved, their goal is often to shield children from the proceedings as much as possible.