Interview with a Victim Witness Advocate

Interview with a Victim Witness Advocate

One of my favorite parts of practicing Family Law is seeing how it sometimes overlaps with many other different areas of law.  At times, that includes the criminal arena, especially when working on domestic violence matters.  For domestic violence cases with related criminal charges in the 9th Circuit – District Division – Nashua, we oftentimes reach out to the Victim Witness Advocate for the […]

By |October 9th, 2018|FAMILY LAW, Restraining Orders|

The Role of the Financial in Collaborative Divorce (Special Guest Blog)

The Role of the Financial in Collaborative Divorce (Special Guest Blog)

Our friend, Mike Bonacorsi is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ with over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry.  He currently sits on the board of directors of the New Hampshire Collaborative Law Alliance and a member of the […]

By |August 27th, 2018|Collaborative Law, FAMILY LAW|

Why Choose Collaborative Law?

Why choose Collaborative Law?

Here at Morneau Law, we believe firmly in client satisfaction.  Sometimes that goal can be elusive with our family law clients—but with Collaborative Law and the collaborative approach, that doesn’t always have to be the case.

What is Collaborative Law?

Before understanding why Collaborative Law can make such a huge difference in the family law context—it is important to first understand […]

Top 5 Changes to the New Alimony Law

Top 5 Changes to the New Alimony Law

The new alimony law, SB 71, “relative to the law governing alimony,” was signed into law by Governor Sununu on June 25, 2018.  There are some major changes coming to alimony next year and we have summarized what we believe are the top 5 changes to the new alimony law here.  The law applies to cases filed on or […]

By |July 12th, 2018|Divorce, FAMILY LAW|

What is the Child Impact Seminar?

What is the Child Impact Seminar?

All parents going through an initial divorce or parenting proceeding are required to attend the Child Impact Seminar or otherwise known as the Child Impact Program; “CIP” for short.  The CIP was established by the NH State Legislature under RSA 458-D in 1993 and is now offered in all ten counties of New Hampshire.  This is a four-hour seminar that outlines the effects […]

What are Uninsured Medical Expenses in Divorce?

What are Uninsured Medical Expenses in Divorce?

As most parents know, children are expensive.  One reason can be that co-pays and other uninsured medical expenses not covered by insurance can add up quickly.  When you have parents that are separated and have a Uniform Support Order in New Hampshire, these uninsured medical expenses can be divided between the two parents.  This division is typically located in paragraph 17 […]

By |June 26th, 2018|Child Support, FAMILY LAW|

What are the benefits of counseling in divorce? Part One: You

What are the benefits of counseling in divorce?  Part One: You

What are the benefits of individual counseling or therapy for you during divorce?

If you are about to embark on a trip through the often stormy waters of divorce it is to your benefit to have someone there to help you negotiate the sea of emotions.  Whether this is your first divorce or whether you have been […]

What are Unbundled Legal Services?

What are Unbundled Legal Services?

Sometimes folks find themselves in a situation where they are in need of an Attorney but don’t necessarily have the financial means to cover the lump sum of cash needed for a retainer.  It’s unfortunate, but not to worry, there are options!  Here at Morneau Law, we offer what is referred to as “unbundled […]

By |April 8th, 2018|FAMILY LAW|

What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

A guardian ad litem, or GAL, may be appointed by the Court in a family case to represent the interests of the children.  Some say that the GAL functions as the “eyes and ears of the court” because the GAL conducts an investigation and makes a recommendation to the Court about what is in the children’s best interest.

Two Types […]

An Intern’s View of Family Court

Intern’s View of Family Court

The Family Division is where family cases are heard, including cases like divorce, parenting, and guardianship of minors. The Family Division is part of New Hampshire’s Circuit Court system, which also has separate District and Probate Divisions. There are 28 Family Division locations across the state, and the court location for any particular case is assigned based on […]

By |March 12th, 2018|FAMILY LAW|