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Frequently Asked Questions About Family Law

Family law cases are often complex. No two situations are the same, which means there is no blueprint to a successful resolution. The Law Offices of Lydon & Richards, P.C., can help. We work clients on an individual basis in order to determine what works best. After reading through the questions listed below, call our office located in Nashua, New Hampshire, to schedule a free 30-minute consultation. You can reach us at 603-882-3344 or by filling out our contact form.

Do grandparents have visitation rights after the parents get divorced?

Yes. Despite the couple separating, each set of grandparents still is allowed to see their grandchildren. If the parents won’t allow it, our firm can petition the court for the right to do so. The court will always consider what is in the best interest of the child.

How is property divided and who makes that decision?

In an ideal world, the divorcing couple would be able to split their property. When that can’t happen, a judge will have the final say. New Hampshire is an equitable distribution state, which means that the court will try to divide assets fairly. A number of factors are considered, and it may not be 50/50.

Can children help decide which parent they live with in a custody arrangement?

Depending on the age and circumstances of the child, their preference can be taken into consideration. However, the court will make the ultimate decision. A judge’s top priority is making sure the child is safe and taken care of.

How do I know if I’m entitled to alimony?

The court will look at a variety of factors when determining if alimony is possible. The age, health and earning capacity of each spouse is important. They also will look at your standard of living during your marriage as well as how long you were together. As your representation, we will fight for everything you deserve.

Get The Honest Answers You Deserve

Call 603-882-3344 today to speak with one of our attorneys, or schedule your first meeting online by sending us an email. Every situation is unique and it’s important to get answers that will help you move forward.