Are you one of many New Hampshire parents who have decided to end your marriage? This is a difficult decision at any time of year but especially during the holidays. Understandably, issues like property division, child custody or other important matters may cause you concern.
New Hampshire operates under equitable distribution guidelines when dividing marital property in a divorce. These issues may intersect with other issues, such as child custody, since all financial things are included, and financial support of the children is the responsibility of both parents. You are entitled to a fair settlement, and, hopefully, one that enables you to enjoy the holiday traditions and customs to which you and your children are accustomed.
Factors to consider regarding property division in a New Hampshire divorce
When the court determines how your assets and debts will be split between you and your ex, the judge considers several factors, including theseMarriage longevity
- Current income and earning potential of each spouse
- Property value
- Mental and physical health of both parents
- Contribution of each parent to children and household
Certain issues may especially influence the court’s decisions, such as if you sacrificed a career or education to stay home full-time and raise your children while your ex became the primary breadwinner in your family.
Seeking counsel before going to court helps protect your interests
It is neither greedy nor selfish to want to ensure that you receive all you are entitled to under New Hampshire divorce laws. On the contrary, it is prudent and wise to protect your interests so that you can feel confident that you will be able to make ends meet and provide for your children during the holidays and throughout the coming years. By scheduling a consultation with Backus, Meyer & Branch, LLP, you can obtain guidance and support to ensure a fair settlement.