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Preparing for a New Hampshire divorce

During the holidays, many families in New Hampshire, even if the marriage is struggling, often have great expectations. They may believe that time spent together will create lasting memories and bring the family closer together. However, this is not always the case. In fact, some statistics seem to indicate that divorce filings peak in the months following the holiday season. For those considering such an option, there are some tasks that people can undertake to ease the process as they consider such a path to help.

First, gathering all necessary financial information will be beneficial. This can include pay stubs from the end of the year to help an attorney get a full picture of financial issues to help with child and spousal support agreements. Having bank statements, the prior year's tax returns and credit card bills, as well as credit scores, can also ease the process.

Some family law professionals recommend that those who are contemplating divorce consider their social media accounts. Anything posted online could be potentially used in court, and, regardless of privacy settings, it may be difficult to control exactly who sees postings. While opting not to talk about a case or other family matters would be prudent, taking a break from social media altogether may be the best option.

While divorce may be the best choice for couples in New Hampshire, it is often a difficult decision and a time of transition. Considering long-term goals and pursuing self-care options such as seeing a therapist or joining a gym could help manage the stress sometimes associated with the process. Additionally, having an experienced legal professional providing guidance can often alleviate stress.

Source:, "Top 5 Tips: How To Prepare For Your Divorce In The New Year", Morghan Leia Richardson, Dec. 27, 2017

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