Welcome to the NH Divorce Website
Are you facing divorce? If yes, the most important question is, "How are we going to make the decisions in our divorce?" The options are:
- Informal negotiations
- Collaborative practice
- Negotiation through lawyers
- Contested hearing (judge decides in a litigated divorce)
Over 90% of divorcing couples in New Hampshire use one of the first four methods, or a combination of them, to decide about parenting, support and asset division. When the divorcing parties make the decisions, they can have a no-court divorce.
How Do I Decide Which Method to Use?
Consider the options listed above. Click here for more on each method. There is more information on this site, on FamilyMediationNH.com, and in the New Hampshire Divorce Handbook. Get legal advice from a lawyer who offers and supports options other than litigation. Look for lawyers offering mediation, collaborative practice, unbundled services, or a combination of them. (If you hire a litigator, you are more likely to end up with a contested divorce.)
Ms. Hastings offers mediation in all areas of family law, including divorce, parenting, adult family, and elder care. She has offered mediation services since 1995. These have included both private mediation and services for the courts since New Hampshire began that program. From 1982 to 2015, she served as lawyer to hundreds of divorce clients, but has retired from the practice of law to concentrate on mediation.
She is a member of the New Hampshire Conflict Resolution Association, the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (Founding Member), the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), and Association for Family and Conciliation Courts. Her ACR membership includes both Elder Decision-making and Family Sections, where she is one of 4 New Hampshire mediators designated as Advanced Practitioner in Family Mediation.
Since 1995, this website has provided regularly updated information for those facing separation and divorce in New Hampshire and for the family law professionals who assist them.
The New Hampshire Divorce Handbook
by Honey Hastings
Click on the book
to learn more.
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