Many of life’s biggest personal challenges call for the help of an attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable in the practice of Family Law. Whether you are facing the end of a marriage, dealing with the aftermath of divorce, adding a new family member, or struggling to co-parent, our Family Law department will stand by you through the necessary court filings and proceedings and will aid you in making difficult decisions by thoroughly explaining the legal consequences of each potential path.
At Wescott Law we want to help you work through these difficult personal situations in a way that allows you to maintain your integrity and dignity. To that end, we are proud to offer collaborative divorce and parenting petitions. Collaborative Law works because of its contractual obligation to keep issues out of court, providing the clients with the opportunity and the tools to creatively dictate the terms of their future as individuals.
The collaborative approach involves two attorneys, one for each party, with the potential for a coach/counsellor to address any emotional aspects and/or a financial advisor to map out the monetary ramifications of the parties’ decisions. It also avoids unnecessary expenses and time and prevents the courts from making decisions for them; decisions which are often unsatisfactory to both parties involved. This arrangement puts the control in the hands of professionals who have the necessary knowledge and experience to ensure these decisions are made with full understanding by all involved.
In addition to offering this innovative collaborative approach, Wescott Law provides a broad range of traditional Family Law services including:
- Abuse and neglect proceedings
- Child support modification
- Custody/visitation modification
- Domestic violence petitions
- Guardianships of minors
- Parenting petitions
- Pre-marital and post-nuptial agreements, and
- Termination of parental rights.
For more information on collaborative law see http://collaborativelawnh.org/.