The best interest of the child is the primary factor in New Hampshire child custody decisions. What courts consider to be the best interest, however, is determined mostly by a list of legal factors and how a judge interprets those factors.
At Wolfson & Bernazzani, PLLC, our Nashua-based attorneys have years of experience helping clients throughout New Hampshire to retain their parenting rights after a divorce, separation or other relationship breakdown. Meet with our lawyers, and we can discuss your situation thoroughly, and assess your options for seeking the degree of joint legal custody (joint decision-making), physical custody (primary residential responsibility) and/or visitation (parenting time) that fits your situation.
We will work to preserve your parental rights, whether you are a biological parent, stepparent or adoptive co-parent. We can also assist you if you are a grandparent or relative who has an interest in seeking legal or physical custody of a child through a guardianship or adoption.
How Do Judges Determine Child Custody?
The many factors that may influence child custody decisions include:
- The length of time the child has lived with a particular parent, if the parents are separated
- The geographic location of each parent (in state, out of state or out of country)
- The quality of the relationships between each parent and the children
- The abilities of each parent to meet the child's emotional and physical needs
- The mental and moral fitness of each parent
- Whether there is, or has been, violence in the home
- The child's preference, depending on his or her age and maturity
At Wolfson & Bernazzani, PLLC, our lawyers are able to tell when proposed custody and visitation plans are likely to work well, and when they are likely to prove troublesome. We are experienced in negotiating and, when necessary, litigating custody and visitation arrangements to meet the needs of our clients and their children, and in preparing proposed orders for approval by the courts.
For more information about parenting rights and responsibilities in New Hampshire, please read our Frequently Asked Questions page.
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Our law firm is committed to keeping our clients involved and in charge of making the large and small decisions in their own cases. Retain us, and you will work with one lawyer who will consult with you frequently and keep you abreast of developments in your case.
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