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NH applies sliding scale to determine child support payments

Ending a marriage can be complicated if young children are involved -- especially when emotions are running high and each parent may have a different idea of what is best for his or her kids. With this in mind, a New Hampshire divorce lawyer can be an invaluable ally, advocating on your behalf and ensuring that you reach a favorable outcome when it comes to critical issues such as custody and child support.

Ask a New Hampshire divorce attorney: Dividing property

If you're ending a marriage in the Granite State, you'll need an experienced New Hampshire divorce attorney to help you understand the division of property between you and your spouse, which can quickly become a heated issue when emotions are running high.

Ask a New Hampshire divorce lawyer: Mediation

A divorce is a complicated process that takes a significant financial and emotional toll on everyone involved and requires both spouses to come to an agreement with each other regarding issues of property, alimony and child support. In order to facilitate this, couples may end up engaging in mediation, which is designed to help them settle these important matters peacefully.

Study examines link between Facebook use and relationship problems

There are a number of reasons that couples to get divorced, and over the years experts have attempted to better understand what they are. Recently, researchers from the University of Missouri School of Journalism set out to determine the effect that Facebook has on people's relationships.

Tips for Parents Going Through a Divorce

In some marriages, no matter how hard both parties try, they just can't find a way to make the relationship work anymore, so they begin weighing their options and considering a divorce. This can be a tough process - no matter what the circumstances that led to it - particularly if there are kids involved. As parents, it's important to minimize the effects that this decision has on your children, and you can do so by remembering the following advice:

Divorce is becoming more common among Baby Boomers, says study

In March 2012, Bowling Green State University released a reported entitled "The Gray Divorce Revolution," which examines trends among American couples ages 50 or older. The data reveals some interesting statistics - namely that the divorce rate among members of the Baby Boomer generation has grown significantly, doubling between 1990 and 2010.

The New Hampshire Court System

If you'll be appearing in court for any reason, it's important that you prepare yourself as much as possible beforehand. Just as legal issues are complex and in many cases confusing, so is representing yourself in court, filing necessary documents and determining when and where you need to be.

Divorce-related tax advice that can make tax season easier for you

With tax season upon us, it's important to understand the ins and outs of the process and make sure you're filling out and submitting your Internal Revenue Service (IRS) forms correctly. Particularly for those going through a divorce, this can become confusing very easily.

Divorce rates widely varied in New Hampshire, overall above region's average

In a rare departure from the rest of New England, New Hampshire overall has a higher divorce rate than the rest of our northerly region. In the Granite State, 11.6 residents are divorced for every 1,000 individuals. However, the average rate for the region is around 7, depending on whether you're a man or woman.

What court do I need to go to? A guide for New Hampshire residents

If you'll be appearing in court next year for any reason, it's important that you prepare yourself as much as possible beforehand. Just as legal issues are complex and in many cases confusing, so is representing yourself in court, filing necessary documents and determining when and where you need to be. Over the coming weeks, the staff at the New Hampshire law firm of Stephen C. Brown & Associates will attempt to elucidate some fundamentals of the court system.

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