Navigating The Divorce Process: What You Need To Know
Divorce is rarely an open-and-shut matter. When two people dissolve their marriage, complex legal and practical issues come into play. Even uncontested cases require careful examination of all relevant considerations. Experienced legal counsel is essential for avoiding pitfalls and protecting your interests, both now and over the long run.
At Gawryl & MacAllister, we guide clients through all stages of the divorce process. Our family law practice is rooted in decades of experience helping families throughout the Nashua area. We understand the challenging nature of this important life transition, and our goal is to make it easier for you in whatever way we can.
Well-Rounded Experience To Fit Your Needs
When it comes to divorce, no two families are alike. We have the well-rounded experience necessary to adapt to clients’ unique needs. For example, our legal team includes not only skilled litigators, but also mediators and appellate attorneys.
Here, you will find knowledgeable guidance on the many legal aspects of divorce, including:
- Property division: Disentangling your assets can be a complex process. New Hampshire courts take an “equitable distribution” approach to property division, meaning they will look at all the facts and circumstances to determine an arrangement that is fair to both parties.
- Spousal support (alimony): A key financial consideration, spousal support is not automatic; it must be requested. The court will weigh a number of factors to determine whether an alimony award is appropriate. Important factors include the financial means of both parties, the duration of the marriage and the standard of living established during the marriage.
- Child custody: When children are involved, the divorce takes on another legal dimension — child custody and visitation. Now called “parental responsibility” and “parenting time,” these decisions have a major impact on your children — and your involvement in their lives.
- Child support: Closely entwined with parental responsibility, child support is also an important issue that impacts the children’s well-being.