The Law Offices of Christine G. DeBernardis

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Over 20 years of experience helping familes in New Hampshire & Massachusetts

 

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Contact Us TodaySeptember 26, 2022

Parent doesn’t arrive at pickup location on time

Q: Parent doesn’t arrive at pickup location on time.  Do I have to give child to her? This is very fact dependent.  But my advice is always to take a reasonable approach.  If a parent is scheduled to begin parenting time at 3PM and shows up at 3:30PM, you should...

Court Closure Questions

We finally agreed on terms for modification of our parenting plan.  Where the court is now closed, does this mean that we can’t sign an agreement and submit it for approval? Answer: If you are working toward a resolution of a case, always keep trying!   If you can...

How long will it take to get divorced in NH?

As with many aspects of parenting cases, the answer is in the facts.  The amount of time varies drastically from case to case.  I’ve seen divorces that take exactly one month to complete and others that have taken as much as several years.  If you can...

Is Mediation a Waste of Time for Us?

In NH, the court suggested mediation in our case. My husband is so inflexible and I’m worried we will never agree on anything.   Isn’t this just a waste of time? In my opinion, mediation is rarely a waste of time.  Mediation brings parties to agreement on many issues...

Is a deeded home a divisible asset in divorce?

Q:  My mom deeded her home to me for $1.  We figured that when she passed away, the home already being in my name would make things easier.  Is her home a divisible asset if I divorce A: Here, I’d want to know a little bit more about the transaction and the property...

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