Parenting Rights and Custody
In a divorce or parenting rights case the parties are concerned about the time each will have with their children. You want to protect your parental rights, whether it is father’s rights or mother’s rights and you want an experienced, effective New Hampshire divorce and family law lawyer in your corner. Since family law on parenting rights has changed in New Hampshire, you certainly will have questions relating to child custody, visitation and decision-making which are now part of parenting rights and parenting responsibilities.
You may want to learn whether shared parenting or primary residence or residential responsibility is right for your children. There is a presumption in New Hampshire that shared decision-making responsibility is in the best interest of the children absent abuse, neglect, domestic violence or domestic abuse where a restraining order is in place against one parent. Physical custody and custodial rights or visitation are no longer terms used in New Hampshire and you will need an experienced divorce and family law lawyer to assist you in explaining the difference and how you can prepare a comprehensive parenting plan right for your children. Our team of lawyers practice in New Hampshire family law courts so we know how to effectively and efficiently address your parenting rights and concerns. We can explain that the change in the language and handling of such topics was done to reduce the acrimony of litigation in divorce or parenting rights cases and that there is no longer the “brass ring” of “primary physical custody.” Even with a determination of a specific parenting schedule in your parenting plan, one party is typically awarded primary residential placement of the children for school purposes. Such residential placement is typically where the children have been attending school during the marriage unless the parties’ agree otherwise. Every divorce or parenting rights case is unique and with our team of experienced, effective, compassionate lawyers on your side you will be able to understand your options and make decisions right for you and your children. Our team of Manchester New Hampshire attorneys has a straight-forward, no nonsense approach where we tell you “what you need to hear,” not necessarily “what you want to hear.” Our lawyers practice in Manchester, Derry, Brentwood and Concord New Hampshire to name a few Court locations where we can assist you in your divorce and family law needs. Call the Law Offices of Heather M. Sekella today at 603-623-1003 located in Manchester NH for a free consultation to learn more about your rights. See RSA 461-A Parental Rights and Responsibilities