Divorce & Family Law for Clients in New Hampshire
The New Hampshire divorce lawyers the McGrath Law Firm will walk you through every step of the divorce process, providing an explanation of every act we take to protect you and your family. We will address your concerns and goals up front in order to achieve your needs as efficiently as possible.
The McGrath Law Firm represents clients throughout New Hampshire in a variety of family law issues, including:
- Fault (adultery, physical or emotional cruelty, habitual drug use or drunkenness, and desertion) and no-fault actions (one year continuous separation)
- Separate support and maintenance actions
- Alimony / spousal support
- Child support
- Equitable division / property division
- Debt division
- Business valuations
- Pre-Nuptial Agreements
- Restraining Orders
Your divorce will have a lasting impact on your life, and McGrath Law Firm aims to make the outcome of your divorce one that ends with a satisfactory result. You and your spouse should try to resolve as many issues as you can through mediation, but even if your case is an uncontested divorce—meaning that you and your spouse are in agreement on a majority of the terms of your divorce—you should still seek legal guidance. Even if spouses are parting ways on amiable terms, a divorce is often a contested divorce. Spouses may not agree on who should get what and how their child(ren) will be treated after the divorce. When the future of your child(ren) is at stake, it is essential to have a team of lawyers who will work diligently on your behalf in court.
Your personal property will be at risk in your divorce. Divorce, because it is a legal contract, approaches the division of property on black and white terms. At McGrath Law Firm we know that the question of how property will be divided is one of the primary concerns to any person who is involved in a divorce. You may find that what you thought was exclusively yours is in fact not. Most property in a divorce is considered “marital property” and is split amongst the spouses. A judge in family court determines how your property will be divided, and while the judge’s goal is to split property fairly, this does not always mean equally. Our firm will work diligently and listen to the details of your case to ensure that you get what you are entitled to.
Couples may often opt to draft a prenuptial agreement (also referred to as a premarital agreement) before they get married. This is an important financial conversation to have with your future spouse that can help fortify a strong financial future. When drafting a prenuptial agreement, it is important to have strong legal counsel with a knowledgeable team of lawyers, because if poorly worded you may find that your prenuptial agreement does not get executed to your liking, or may even be considered void. If you are experiencing a divorce and have an existing prenuptial agreement, it is critical to have an ally that will meticulously survey your prenuptial agreement to safeguard your expectations.
Alimony (Spousal Support)
Alimony is one of the most argued issues in a divorce. In the instance of alimony, one spouse requests alimony in hope that the court will find that he/she needs additional financial assistance from the other spouse to maintain a certain standard of living. This is often true of couples who have been married for a longer period of time, or when one spouse is heavily dependent on the other. However long you have been married, it is important to have legal help to understand your rights. With the assistance of McGrath Law Firm, you can proceed with confidence knowing that you will be treated fairly in the instance of a request for alimony.
You deserve an experienced ally in your divorce. Contact McGrath Law Firm today to learn more about your rights, or explore our website for more details on the specific concerns that may arise during your divorce.
Parenting Rights & Responsibilities
- Divorcing Parents
- Unmarried Parents
- Relocation actions
- Paternity actions
Divorce can be a particularly trying time for parents with minor children. You want what is best for your children and our law firm cares about how your children are treated in your divorce. The McGrath Law Firm, is ready to assist you with early guidance on how to minimize the impact of divorce on your children and on your legal rights as a caring parent.
Other Family Law Matters
- Modification of parenting plans
- Modification of child support orders
- Modification of alimony orders
- Domestic violence & protective orders