The Law Offices of Christine G. DeBernardis

Experience. Compassion. Integrity


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


Call us: 978.225.0661 or 603.373.0545

Contact Us TodayDecember 3, 2023


Serving Massachusetts & New Hampshire

Including Middleton, Portsmouth, Salem, Cambridge, Lawrence, Derry, Manchester & Boston

Frequently, a party to a divorce action, or a potential divorce action, has questions about the applicable law, the process, the decisions, the cost, support, custody, visitation, Court appearances and the future. There are so many questions flying through your mind that you do not know where to begin and how to start working through the process.

Often we find that parties in this area live in one state and work in another. That creates different legal issues that arise throughout the pendency of your case. We are licensed to practice in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. We will consider all of these issues and use our experience in both states to benefit you and positively effect the outcome of your case.

Our Divorce Lawyers Can Help

Our divorce lawyers understand how difficult divorce can be and we take the time to give you the knowledge you need to relax and work your way through the process. We will take the time to give you a snapshot the steps involved generally. With each step of the case, our divorce attorneys will provide you with a detailed synopsis of what to expect. You will walk into court, or meetings, and know what will happen, what choices you are expected to make and many possible outcomes. Our New Hampshire divorce attorneys believe that preparation is key to helping a client feel informed and confident.

We not only advise you about what to expect, but we also advise you about the law and possible outcomes in an easy to understand manner. Knowledge is power. The more that you understand, the easier your decisions will be to make. We pride ourselves on speaking with our clients in plain language and helping them not only to understand the issues, but the rationale behind them. We provide you with the information that you need to make the decisions that arise along the way with confidence.

You will feel confident when you chose our firm as your representative. You will know what is going to happen. You will know where to go. You will know your strengths and weaknesses and those of your opponent. You will know what the Judge may or may not do. You will know when it is time to negotiate and when it is time to argue. Most importantly, you will know that the attorney standing by your side knows all about you and what is important to you and believes in your case.

All that said, you do not have to hire an attorney for your case. If you feel that you can represent yourself, you are free to do so. Understand that if you do not hire an attorney, you are expected to know the procedure and law in the Court and are held to the decisions that you make in settlement. You cannot go back later to modify orders simply because you didn’t know the ramifications of your decisions while representing yourself.

You should consider hiring an attorney, especially if one or more of the following apply to your case:

  1. You have minor children;
  2. You have been married 10 years or more;
  3. There is domestic abuse in the home;
  4. You have significant assets;
  5. Your home is in jeopardy of foreclosure or short sale;
  6. You have multiple real estate properties;
  7. You or your spouse are self-employed;
  8. You have significant debt;
  9. You (or your spouse) wish to move out of state with the minor children; or
  10. You (or your spouse) are facing bankruptcy.

Contact Our Divorce Lawyers Serving New Hampshire and Massachusetts Today

If you are unsure of whether you want to hire an attorney, make an appointment to discuss your case. An experienced, qualified divorce attorney will take you through the process step by step and give you guidance to make informed decisions about your future, making the process less stressful and more manageable. You will see after that meeting that we will fight for you, and be by your side, each step of the way. You can contact Christine G. DeBernardis here online.

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