How to Keep Things Merry and Calm During the Holidays

How to Keep things Merry and Calm During the Holidays: Co-Parenting Tips

Our Legal Resident, Marci, has put together a great list of “Do’s” and “Don’t’s” for how to keep things merry and calm during the holidays as you co-parent.

DO’s

  • Make your children the priority. You children’s well-being needs to be kept at the forefront of planning around the holidays.  So put any drama aside and try […]

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 […]

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 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 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 […]

Social Media During Divorce

Social Media During Divorce

Social media serves as a platform on which to share your thoughts and opinions, and vent about the troubles of your daily life. When you are getting divorced, however, it’s crucial to filter your online behavior so that you treat your ex-partner with respect and avoid jeopardizing your reputation for the trials that lie ahead. Social media don’t during divorce: here are some tips to […]

By |January 16th, 2018|Custody and Parenting Rights, Divorce, FAMILY LAW, Parenting Rights|

New Year – Fresh Start

New Year – Fresh Start: The New Year Gives You Time to Evaluate Your Priorities

I wanted to take some time out from all the holiday cheer and address a serious situation that I find many of our clients and soon-to-be clients are in this time of year.  Now that 2016 is coming to a close, now is a great opportunity to reflect upon the last 365 days.  […]

Neutral Case Evaluation: A New Approach to Settling Cases

Neutral Case Evaluation: A New Approach to Settling Cases

Neutral Case Evaluation Since 2011 the Circuit Court has lost approximately 20 judges, mostly due to retirement.  Unfortunately, the Court system has not been able to fill a large portion of those empty seats leaving the Circuit Court with approximately 47 […]

NH Changes Modification of Parental Rights and Responsibilities

NH makes changes to its law on modification of parental rights and responsibilities

On May 31, 2016, Governor Hassan signed HB1280 into law.  This bill expands the reasons and criteria for making a modification of parental rights and responsibilities to a parenting plan within our family court system.

 The Bill:

House Bill (HB) 1280 add three new categories to New […]

By |October 16th, 2016|Custody and Parenting Rights, FAMILY LAW, Parenting Rights|

How to Tell Your Kids You are Getting a Divorce

Getting divorced can be difficult, and especially when you and your soon-to-be ex have children together.  One of the greatest struggles that divorcing parents face is how they are going to tell their kids, which is why we have put together a few articles to help parents navigate through this process.  Here’s our resources on how to tell your kids you are getting a divorce:

9 Things […]