How to Modify a Parenting Plan

               Many parents wonder how a custody or parenting schedule may be modified after a final parenting plan has already been issued by a New Hampshire Court.  For an initial parenting plan, Courts look strictly at the “best interests of the child” standard in determining...

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Health Insurance and Divorce

           One of the most common questions we receive about the divorce process is “what happens to my health insurance after my divorce?”  Whether a spouse (herein referred to as a “dependent spouse”) may continue to stay on their ex-spouse’s health insurance (herein referred to as...

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Alternatives to a Litigated Divorce: Uncontested Divorce

           This blog is part of a series of posts discussing potential alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) processes that parties can use instead of going to court.  As a litigated divorce ending in a trial can often be expensive, emotionally grueling, and time consuming due to court...

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Can I get divorced during the COVID-19 Pandemic?

           Our attorneys at Soule, Leslie, Kidder, Sayward & Loughman have received questions from a number of current and potential clients regarding whether they may get divorced during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As of this blog post, New Hampshire Courts are closed to the public outside of...

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Alternatives to a Litigated Divorce: Mediation

           This blog is the first in a series of posts discussing potential alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) processes that parties can use instead of going to court.  As a litigated divorce ending in a trial can often be expensive, emotionally grueling, and time consuming due to...

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COVID-19 New Hampshire Courts Update

           The COVID-19 Pandemic has majorly impacted the New Hampshire Court system.  Most Court functions are closed to the public outside of emergency situations through until May 25th or the end of the declared State of Emergency.  Below are links to the Emergency Orders impacting the...

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COVID-19: New Hampshire Supreme Court to Hold Remote Oral Arguments

           On April 21, 2020, the New Hampshire Supreme Court announced via a News Release that beginning on Wednesday, April 29, the New Hampshire Supreme Court will hold remote oral arguments via videoconferencing technology. This release was in response to the continued COVID-19 pandemic.            Senior Associate...

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Is Getting Divorced Expensive?

           Is getting divorced expensive? This is a question we are asked frequently.  The unfortunate answer is “it depends.” The cost of divorce varies based on the complexity of the case.  More complex cases may include fault matters, complex financial and debt division, and contentious custody...

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COVID-19 Stimulus Checks and Child Support

           On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act, which, among other things, authorizes economic impact payments (also referred to as “stimulus payments” or “recovery rebate payments”) to eligible individuals.            Individuals have already started receiving their stimulus payments with some...

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COVID-19 and Parenting Plans

           The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused uncertainty in every facet of our lives.  Many have questioned the effect COVID-19 has on parenting plans and whether parenting plans still need to be followed in light of the pandemic.             Parents throughout the State have filed emergency motions to suspend...

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COVID-19 Firm Operations

For the protection of our staff and clients, as well as the general public, our offices will be limiting face-to-face contact consistent with CDC and OSHA guidance and guidelines on Coronavirus (COVID-19). As such, we are asking that all clients and others who may have any reason to come to our offices please communicate with us by phone or e-mail to the fullest extent possible. Although our attorneys are generally working remotely at this time, we are still taking on new clients. Any potential clients interested in working with our firm may call our Salem office at (603) 898-9776 to be directed to the appropriate attorney to help with their legal issue, or may use the contact form on this website. We are happy to meet with you virtually (via Skype, Facetime, or Zoom) or telephonically to discuss your legal issue.