Is collaborative divorce the right thing for me?

Collaborative divorce is emerging as one of the most popular methods of dispute resolution amongst separating couples in New Hampshire. While collaborative divorce is not for everyone, it does have some distinct benefits that make it the preferred choice for many. The following reviews the advantages and disadvantages of the collaborative divorce process, as well as how the attorneys at the Law Offices of Attorney Michael F. Mimno can help you if you are unsure about collaborative vs. traditional divorce.

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Unique Issues in Grey Divorce

Most divorcing couples, especially those that have children, will need to resolve issues like child custody, spousal support payments, and child support upon legal separation. For couples who are above the age of 50, however, the issues that are most common are very unique. Often colloquially referred to as “grey divorce,” middle-aged and older couples who are divorcing require the representation of a Massachusetts divorce attorney who understands  distinctive divorce dilemmas couples in this age range face. Attorney Michael F. Mimno, Family Law Specialist, can help. The following reviews unique issues in grey divorce:

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Women More Likely to Initiate Divorce

While women may not be more likely to initiate a breakup when in a relationship, studies show that they are indeed more likely to initiate a divorce. In fact, according to the Austin Institute, the percentage of couples who thought about leaving their partner within the past year was 20 percent for married women, compared to only 13 percent of married men. And in the same study, 55 percent of divorced women said that they wanted their marriages to end; 29 percent of men said the same. The following considerations some of the top reasons that women are more likely to initiate a divorce, and the benefits of consulting with an Andover or Londonderry family and divorce lawyer if you’re considering dissolution of marriage.

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Only a Matter of Time: With Same-sex Marriage Comes Same-sex Divorce

When the Supreme Court of the United States issued a 5 to 4 ruling on the famous same-sex marriage case in June of 2015, the ability to get married—regardless of your sex, or the sex of your partner—became a right nationwide. In Massachusetts, same-sex marriages have been recognized on a state level since 2004.  In New Hampshire, same-sex marriages have been recognized since 2010.

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Caught on Ashley Madison? How Adultery Affects Divorce

With more than 40 million users worldwide, the Ashley Madison hack—and release of thousands of email addresses, names, addresses, phone numbers, and other personal details—is nothing to laugh about for many. Now that the site, which provides a medium for adulterous spouses to engage in extramarital affairs, has been hacked—and 32 million philanderers have allegedly been compromised—the divorce rate is planned to skyrocket. If you’ve been caught on Ashley Madison, here’s what you need to know about how adultery affects divorce in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

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New Hampshire Child Support

If you’re the parent of a child of whom you do not have custody, it is likely that you will have to pay child support to the custodial parent. The following considers how child support is calculated in the State of New Hampshire, how to seek a modification to an existing child support order, and what your options are if you have questions. At the Law Offices of Attorney Michael F. Mimno, we can lead your way through the complex legal system.

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Shared Parenting In New Hampshire

Custody battles can be exhausting, and all too often, the outcome is not what either parent desires. One type of custody arrangement that is often beneficial for all parties involved—both parents and the child(ren)—is shared parenting arrangement, by which the children spend equal or almost equal time with each parent. At The Law Offices of Attorney Michael F. Mimno, we can help you understand the benefits of a shared parenting arrangement, how a parenting schedule is made, and what you can do if you’re dissatisfied with a court custody order.

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