The New Hampshire Family Law Blog provides information and insight for people struggling with divorce and family law matters cover issues such as alimony, child support, civil unions, debt, divorce, domestic violence, fees, marriage, parenting rights & responsibility, paternity, property distribution, and real estate. This blog is published by Kysa M. Crusco of Crusco Law Office, PLLC, who practices in the fields of civil litigation, estate planning and real estate conveyance matters.
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In New Hampshire, more and more parents share joint residential responsibility for children, sharing equally in the parenting time. Many people may assume that if parents share equally in the time with the children, then they will have equal expenses and therefore neither party would pay child...
In November, I authored an article on same-sex marriages in the New Hampshire Bar News geared towards helping practioners understand unique issues in same-sex divorces. I reprint here the full article: Practicing family law in one of the six states that recognizes same-sex marriage requires an...
Address notification requirements and domestic violence restraining orders: How to comply with conflicting orders
Question: Do I still have to notify the other parent about moving pursuant to the relocation statute if there is a domestic violence restraining order and my address is confidential? Answer: The statute states that the notice requirement applies in all parenting rights and...
The Facts The plaintiff, Linda Thompson, filed a domestic violence petition against the defendant, Christopher D’Errico requesting an order of protection. After an evidentiary hearing, the Court issued a final order of...
The 9th Circuit Family Division at Nashua is now open. The Nashua Family Division will serve the Hudson, Hollis and Nashua communities.The family division has jurisdiction over divorce, parenting, child support, guardianship, termination of parental rights, abuse/neglect, CHINS, and...
The divorce is finally over, and it is time to move on. There are still some loose ends to tie up though, even after the divorce decree has issued. Not every item may apply to your case, but here are the most common things that should be on a newly single person's to-do list. 1. Update...
A much needed mandatory self-disclosure rule is coming to New Hampshire on December 1, 2011. The concept of the rule is to streamline the discovery process by exchanging required financial documents early in the litigation process so that each party has the information they need to be prepared for...
Since July 2011, indigent parents accused of abuse or neglect, many of whom have had their children removed from their care, have had to manage the court system without an attorney. Recent legislative changes removed the statutory requirement contained in RSA 169-C:10, II(a) that counsel...
Same-sex marriage and divorce needs a larger solution then the state’s rights approach. Texas Governor Rick Perry, a potential presidential candidate, recently discussed his views on New York’s legalization of same-sex marriage. Perry said: “You know what? That’s New...
Republished here, my opinion from the recent Bar News regarding the appointment of counsel for parents in abuse and neglect proceedings: Few rights can be argued to be more fundamental then the right to raise and care for one’s children. In recognition of that right, New Hampshire has long...