Our friend, Elaine Saunders is a Certified Grief and Joy Restoration Coach. Having both the experience of lost a marriage through divorce, then remarrying then losing her spouse to cancer, she is motivated to help others recover from the grieving […]
How Do I Get Divorced?
It can be an overwhelming when you start to think about divorce. Many times, our new clients come to us not knowing where to start and ask “How do I get divorced? What is the process?” One of the goals of our first meeting is to review the different divorce processes. You have the choice of how you would like your divorce handled. Let […]
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.
- 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?
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
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 […]
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 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?
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 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 […]
Why We Use Coaches in Collaborative Divorces
Our friend, Karen Ela Kenny, MSW, LICSW is a Collaborative Divorce Coach and Facilitator. She is past co-chair of the Collaborative Law Alliance of NH and is a Director on the Board. She is a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP) and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with the […]