Unbundled Legal Services Attorney
Does a lawyer have to fill out all the forms and do all the work associated with a divorce? No. At our law offices and mediation center in Concord and Piermont, New Hampshire, we will explain the steps in the divorce process and you can decide which services you can do for yourself and which services you prefer your attorney handle.
Client-centered Legal Services
We provide information. You make the decisions.
Contact: NH Divorce & Mediation Centers in Concord 603-224-8008 & Piermont 603-272-9500, NH---------Also providing services for our Vermont clients or E-Mail.
At our law offices and mediation center, you choose the services you need. Some of the services we provide are:
- Drafting court documents and agreements
- Facilitating the collection of documents and other evidence
- Limited court representation for a specific hearing
- Negotiating settlements
- Legal coaching for pro se litigants (people representing themselves in court)
- Legal research
If you want to handle part or all of your own divorce, the state provides the forms you need at www.courts.state.nh.us/fdpp/forms/index.htm. The documents include the following.
To start a divorce action in New Hampshire:
A Petition for Divorce asks the court to grant you a divorce and to resolve all issues involving assets, debts, support, and Parental Rights and Responsibilities.
Personal Data Sheet: Sets forth identifying information about you, your spouse, and children.
To finalize your divorce, your will need:
Decree of Divorce: Grants the divorce and sets forth the terms for dividing the assets and liabilities, determines spousal and child support, and assigns Parental Rights and Responsibilities.
Financial Affidavit: A sworn document in which you identify and assign values to your assets, liabilities, income and expenses.
Certificate of Divorce: Federal form requesting information about you for statistical purposes.
Parenting Plan (if you have children): Assigns decision making and residential responsibility to you and your spouse and sets forth parenting schedules.
Uniform Support Order (if you have children): Sets forth responsibility for child support and health care expenses including health insurance as well as for spousal support.
Certificate of Attendance for Parenting Class (if you have children): Certifies that you have attended the parenting class required for all divorcing couples who have children.
If you need help with any of these documents, we are available.
The Law Firm which was founded by Ora Schwartzberg in 1985 offers services to help you through a divorce or other family law crisis. Why do you need a lawyer? We will explain the law and various options to you so that you can make informed decisions that will affect you and your family for years to come. Contact us and let us know how we can help.