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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It’s Vacation Time: Don’t Take it Out on the Kids

Holidays and vacation time can be stressful.  There seems to be more to do than your average day.  If you are a parent going through a divorce or separation, it's magnified.  Not only do you have your own emotions in play, but you have your children's emotions to...

Should You Represent Yourself in an Appeal

There are some cases where I tell my clients you can represent yourself.  An appeal is not one of those cases.  Appeals are not like other cases, whether they are criminal or civil appeals.  In this article, we will explain how appeals are unique and why they require...

Using Social Media During Divorce

Social Media During Divorce You May Have a Right to Post But Should You? Our article today happens to many families going through separation, divorce and working through child custody and parenting plans.  At some point communications break down, emotions take over...

COVID – The Impact on Families

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)  and its variants are continuing to have significant impacts throughout the world. This pandemic came out of nowhere and has changed lives personally and professionally.  What we thought was a one time situation appears to be something we may...

Filing a Protective Order: Preparing to Leave

Filing a protective order is an extremely difficult decision.  It takes a toll physically and emotionally on a person.  After the filing, many decisions still have yet to be finalized.  This article is not intended to override your existing plans regarding self help;...

Filing a Protective Order

Filing a protective order (209A) can be a scary time.  Maybe you aren't sure where you will go.  Maybe you have children to consider.  Perhaps your family is not as supportive or available as you need.  There are places and ways to get help so that you are not alone. ...

Domestic Abuse During a Pandemic

The year 2020 is now behind us but in many ways, we are still living through a full scale pandemic.  COVID-19 hit this world  and affected us in a large number of ways we did not expect.  For many, being forced to stay in their homes, brought on anxiety, depression...

NH: Can I Hire an Attorney During COVID-19

For my New Hampshire clients, here’s the update:   Currently, the Courts are closed.   You may not go to the court, but the Family Division is conducting some of the court's business behind closed doors.   Here’s what to expect: In an emergency situation,  you will...

MA: Can I Hire a Lawyer During COVID-19

Q: Can I hire a lawyer during COVID-19 with the courts being closed? Can they still work on my family law related case? A: Even if the court is closed, having an attorney assist you is so important.  Most importantly, you should not go through this alone.  Having an...

Massachusetts: The Annie Dookhan Drug Lab Scandal

Update: if you have not watched Netflix’s “How to Fix a Drug Scandal”, we recommend you do so. It discusses this case and the Sonja Farak case.  If you feel you have been impacted by either of these, please contact us. By now I am sure that a lot of you have heard of...

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