New Hampshire Family Law Attorneys offer Compassionate and Dedicated Legal Representation
No two family law cases are ever alike, and some may involve more complicated legal issues than others. Moreover, divorce proceedings and other family law related cases are extremely sensitive matters and often lead to a significant amount of emotional hardship for all parties involved – especially children. As such, it is critical that you work with a team of seasoned and compassionate New Hampshire Family Law Attorneys who are ready to handle any issue that may arise, regardless of how challenging or complex.
Whatever family law issue you are facing, the qualified attorneys at The Crisp Law Firm, PLLC will fight hard for your rights and help you to make informed decisions in your case.
We provide sophisticated representation across the broad spectrum of family law related matters, including but not limited to:
• Divorce – in New Hampshire, parties to a divorce can choose to litigate, or if an out of court resolution seems possible, to mediate their case. In either set of circumstances, our family law attorneys will provide you with seasoned representation geared towards obtaining a resolution that best meets your needs and expectations.
• Moderate to high asset divorce – at times, couples seeking a divorce may have acquired a significant income and/or property during his or her lifetime. In these types of complex cases, it takes the skills and experience of a Concord High Asset Divorce Lawyer to effectively represent your interests during the equitable division of your property.
• Equitable division of property & debt – New Hampshire law dictates that the property and debt accrued during a marriage shall be equitably, or fairly, divided among the parties. However, what is fair in the eyes of the court may not necessarily seem fair or equal to the parties subject to the division. With this in mind, our attorneys will work diligently to ensure that you receive the property that is rightfully yours. If necessary, we consult with leading experts such as forensic accountants and business valuators in assessing a proper division of property. As such, you can proceed with confidence knowing that we will take all measures to level the playing field and help you to seek the resolution you desire.
• Child custody – in New Hampshire, child custody generally represents a shared responsibility of both parents over the welfare of a child, not just one parent trying to maximize his or her parenting time at the expense of the other. That is why parents are encouraged to work together and develop a parenting plan that best fits everyone’s needs and desires. However, when parents cannot come to a consensus in terms of an appropriate custodial arrangement for their child(ren), the court will have to render a determination based on the child(ren)’s “best interests.” In either case, our attorneys will guide you through this process and fight hard for you to receive a custodial arrangement that works for you.
• Child support – undoubtedly, the interests of your child(ren) are paramount when it comes to being able to support their needs following a divorce. Depending on your individual set of circumstances, we will work with you to obtain the child support of which your children are entitled, or if child support is being sought against you, to receive a fair calculation thereof. No matter what the situation presents, we will fight hard for your rights and interests throughout your case.
• Relocation – in New Hampshire, when one parent seeks to relocate, he or she must provide notice to the other parent. If the other parent objects, the court will hold a hearing on the matter at either parent’s request. At times, a guardian ad litem is appointed to investigate the issues and make a recommendation to the court regarding the relocation. Whether you are seeking to relocate or are a parent wishing to challenge such an action, we have the skills and experience necessary to effectively represent you and your interests in this regard.
• Grandparent rights and visitation – in New Hampshire, grandparent visitation rights are governed by statute, which, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s holding in Troxel v. Granville, are extremely restrictive. That is why it is crucial to work with an attorney who has handled these rather difficult and sensitive cases. If you are seeking visitation with your grandchild(ren), we will assist you in filing a petition for visitation and help to maximize your chances of prevailing in such an action.
• Guardianship – a guardianship may be necessary to protect an incapacitated adult or a minor child. However, becoming a guardian requires an analysis of whether he or she is suitable to serve in this role. In essence, a New Hampshire court must determine whether the prospective guardian can meet the financial, emotional and mental demands of his or her ward. If you wish to serve as a guardian, we will prepare and file the necessary court documents, attend hearings and prepare court-required reports and accountings that the guardian must file annually. In the case of an adult guardianship matter, we are also able to help clients either prove or challenge incapacity, depending on the circumstances of each case.
• Alimony (spousal support) – aside from child custody, alimony is one of the most heavily contested issues in a divorce case. Whether you are seeking to obtain alimony or wish to reduce your liability/exposure in this regard, our attorneys will assist you in resolving this matter as fairly as possible.
• Post-divorce modifications of child custody, support, and alimony – sometimes circumstances change following a divorce that may warrant going back to the court to seek a modification of one’s decree. In the event you are seeking to modify your divorce decree, or wish to challenge such an action, we have the skills and experience required to effectively assist you. For nearly four decades, our New Hampshire Divorce Attorneys have helped countless clients facing post-divorce modification actions located throughout the State of New Hampshire.
• Prenuptial & postnuptial agreements – to help fortify a strong financial future, couples have the option of drafting an agreement either before or during the marriage to determine how property and other issues will be addressed in the event of a divorce. You can count on us to assist you in drafting a fair and enforceable agreement that appropriately represents your rights and interests should either party seek a divorce in the future. In fact, our founding partner Jack P. Crisp Jr. handled the first case in New Hampshire challenging the enforceability of a prenuptial agreement before the New Hampshire Supreme Court.
• Domestic violence, child abuse, substance abuse & addiction – at times, domestic violence, child abuse, substance abuse, and addiction can complicate a family law case. In any of these matters, our New Hampshire Family Law attorneys can assist you in seeking judicial protection or in defending against such claims, depending on what the circumstances present.
• Fault-based divorce – alleging that the breakdown of a marriage was caused by such factors as adultery, extreme cruelty, endangerment, habitual drunkenness, or abandonment can be time-consuming, costly, and difficult to prove. However, there may be certain advantages of raising these fault-based claims, such as the ability to receive a greater amount of property and/or alimony. Whether you are seeking to prove fault or are the party subject to such an action, our attorneys are highly skilled, experienced, and ready to assist you now.
• Contempt actions – In New Hampshire, when an individual fails to comply with his or her divorce decree, the other spouse can pursue a contempt action against them. Whether you are seeking to file a contempt action against your former spouse, or are the subject of one, we can help.
• Same-sex issues – following the landmark U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, same-sex couples in the U.S. now share equal rights as their heterosexual counterparts in terms of obtaining a license to marry. Like any couple, same-sex individuals face similar family law related issues such as a divorce, and require the assistance of a seasoned and compassionate New Hampshire Divorce Attorney to effectively represent their interests. Having handled numerous same-sex cases, we are ready to assist you now in whatever family law matter you are facing.
• Unmarried parents – when two individuals were never married but have children together, both have certain rights regarding child support and custody. However, in New Hampshire, unmarried couples are not entitled to seek alimony or have an equitable distribution of their property. Whatever the situation presents, our attorneys will analyze your specific situation, and advise you as to the most effective and affordable resolution in your case. Click here to read a seminal case argued by our founding partner Jack P. Crisp, Jr. regarding unmarried parents before the New Hampshire Supreme Court.
If you are currently facing any type of family law related matter, our New Hampshire Divorce and Family Law Attorneys are here to provide you with the outstanding legal representation that you deserve. At The Crisp Law Firm, PLLC, our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. Sometimes this means settling a matter peacefully through mediation, or it may involve highly contentious legal issues requiring the involvement of the court to render decisions in one’s case. In either case, having competent legal representation is critical to ensuring that your rights and interests are fully protected. To learn more about how we can make a difference for you or a loved one, call us today at (603) 225-5252.
Highly Seasoned Concord Family Law Attorneys Serving All of New Hampshire
Having dedicated and compassionate family law counsel by your side can ensure that your rights and interests are safeguarded to the fullest extent. To learn more about our comprehensive family law services, contact The Crisp Law Firm, PLLC today at (603) 225-5252 or visit us online to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled New Hampshire Family Law Attorneys. We will take the time you need to review your legal options, advise you of the full scope of your rights and responsibilities, and help you to make informed decisions in your case. Based in Concord, our firm proudly serves clients located throughout the state of New Hampshire.