Divorce & Family Law - Successful Appeal
Appeal to the N.H. Supreme Court of an Interstate Child Support Case
Successful appeal to the N.H. Supreme Court of an interstate child support
case involving significant child support arrearages owed by a New Hampshire
resident to a former spouse.
Divorce & Family Law - Dismissed
False Accusations of Child Molestation Against Parent
Client was accused of sexually molesting his children. Two petitions for
abuse were filed by the Division of Children, Youth and Families. After
the Court held an adjudicatory hearing on the matter, both petitions were
dismissed and the client was reunited with his children.
Divorce & Family Law - Charges Dropped and Case Dismissed
Domestic Violence Case
Client had a domestic violence restraining order entered against him for
threats of physical harm against opposing party. Client also charged criminally
with multiple violations of the restraining order. Evidence demonstrated
that opposing party initiated contact and was not afraid of client. Following
a hearing, restraining order was dismissed and criminal charges were dropped.
Divorce & Family Law - Client Awarded Custody
False Accusations of Child Neglect in Child Custody Case
Client had minor son removed from her care based on allegations of alcohol
abuse. Evidence showed opposing party had fabricated evidence, made false
accusations against client, and testified falsely. Following a lengthy
final hearing, Court vacated its original order and awarded primary residential
responsibility to client.
Divorce & Family Law - Case Won
International Relocation - Family Law Case
The Petitioner filed a petition with the Portsmouth Family Division to
prevent the Respondent from traveling to India with the parties' minor
child. She argued that she was fearful the Respondent would not return.
The Marital Master found that the Respondent presented no risk of flight,
and denied the Petitioner's Motion. The Petitioner appealed the issue
to the Supreme Court arguing that because India was not a signatory to
the Hague Convention, her fears of child abduction were credible.
The New Hampshire Supreme Court held that while a foreign country's
Hague Convention signatory status should be a significant factor for the
trial court to consider, it cannot, standing alone, be determinative of
whether it is in the best interests of a child to travel with the parent
outside of the country. As a result of this decision, the Petitioner has
been able to enjoy international travel with the minor child, to India
where his extended family continues to reside.
Divorce & Family Law - Confidential
Represented Father in Child Custody and Relocation Case
Client had joint parenting responsibility with his ex-wife following their
divorce. Due to declining economy client was forced to relocate from New
Hampshire to California for an employment opportunity. Client was awarded
primary parenting rights and was allowed to relocate with his child to
California on both a temporary and final basis.
Divorce & Family Law - Custody Won
Successfully Represented Father in Relocation Case
Client's ex-girlfriend was given permission on a temporary basis to
relocate from New Hampshire with his two minor children to North Carolina.
After a two day final hearing, the Family Division Court found that the
mother's relocation was not for a reasonable purpose and ordered her
to relocate back to New Hampshire so that client could have frequent parenting
time with his children.