Dover Family Lawyer

Dover Family Law Attorneys

Handling Divorce, Child Custody & More for New England Families

When life’s uncertainties result in family crises like divorce, adoption, guardianship, or domestic violence, then our experienced team of family law lawyers in Dover are prepared to represent our client’s interests with passion and compassion. Legal matters involving one’s family can be some of the most challenging and emotional issues of a lifetime. We understand and appreciate that each client’s crisis is unique, requiring an individually crafted strategy that is practiced and refined over the course of litigation hearings and trials.

The family law attorneys at Wyskiel, Boc, Tillinghast & Bolduc, P.A. have represented clients with marital estates worth as much as $100 million. We understand the complexities of divorce and family law issues in general and are mindful of the short and long-term effects these issues have on you personally and financially. Our lower-income and pro bono clients are treated with the same respect and attention to detail as our high asset clients.

Reach out to us online to schedule a case evaluation or call (603) 709-4491. Since 1987, we’ve been proud to help countless families throughout New England.

What is Family Law?

One of the many types of practice areas we service at our multi-practice firm is family law, which encompasses all legal issues relating to the family dynamic and close, interpersonal relationships, from adoption and divorce to child custody and restraining orders. Family matters are extremely personal and emotionally charged, which is why having an experienced attorney on your side to examine your issues from a legal perspective can be beneficial and facilitate a more desirable result. Family law is also notorious for the amount of paperwork and documentation required; a seasoned lawyer can negotiate these challenges, offering insights and guidance so you so don’t add further stress to your life.

Cases We Handle for New England Clients

With the assistance of our estate planning and business lawyers, our team of family law lawyers is uniquely qualified to ensure you receive the best possible result for your family’s crisis, such as:

  • Contested Divorce: When your spouse’s expectations differ from your own in terms of the reason(s) for the failed marriage or the terms of settlement and litigation is inevitable, then our veteran team of attorneys are committed to ensuring your representation.

  • Uncontested Divorce: Not all divorces result in litigation. When divorcing parties are in total or even substantial agreement on the terms of their divorce, then an uncontested divorce can streamline the process.

  • Prenuptial Agreements/Postnuptial: A prenuptial agreement is a contract entered into by parties in anticipation of their marriage as a plan to identify and protect each individual’s assets in the event of divorce, separation, or even death. Not all prenuptial or postnuptial agreements are created equally and in fact, some may be unenforceable. We advise clients in the creation of as well as the dissolution of their prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.

  • Alimony/Spousal Support: Our lawyers will help you navigate the complexities and options available to those in need of spousal support, those paying spousal support or those seeking a modification of their support.

  • Child Custody & Parenting Time: For most families, child-related issues are the most emotional and difficult to resolve. We can explain the “law” and apply the relevant statutory and case law to your unique facts and circumstances to protect your rights and your children’s future.

  • Child Support: Your child(ren)’s welfare is our priority, and our lawyers will work tirelessly to see that your children have the financial resources needed to ensure the comfort and welfare they deserve.

  • Property Division: Our lawyers can help you understand what an “equitable” allocation of marital property means as we work to ensure your rights are protected and you are awarded that which is rightfully yours.

  • Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): Years before the “collaborative divorce” model came to being, our experienced family law lawyers routinely incorporated the same principles and designs of divorce through mediation or ADR by utilizing the services of qualified, neutral, third parties to provide an objective and experienced-based opinion as to what is fair and equitable in your particular case. Ask us about court-sponsored Neutral Case Evaluation.

  • Domestic Violence: If you are a victim of domestic violence or have been accused of domestic violence, then we can help you obtain or challenge an Order of Protection to either protect you and your family’s safety or restore balance and fairness to you and your family during this period of crisis.

  • Modifications of Prior Orders: Life is uncertain, and circumstances can and will change. Court orders can and may change as well to reflect the needs of both parties and their children. Contact our lawyers to discuss modifications to child support, alimony/spousal support, and custodial modifications.

  • Relocation with Children: As circumstances change, so to may a parent’s place of residence. If you or your child’s other parent want to relocate with the child(ren), then you should be advised as to what your rights are to either facilitate or contest such a move. Our experienced lawyers can help you understand and resolve such a challenge.

  • Grandparent’s Rights: If you are a grandparent and due to a change in your family dynamic, you are no longer afforded opportunities to spend time with your grandchildren, then you may wish to exercise your rights to ensure continued contact and quality time with your grandkids. We can offer assistance in such situations.

Family Law FAQ

  • How does the court determine child custody?

    The court takes many factors into consideration when determining the living situation of children, but above all else, they will prioritize the decision that best serves the children’s best interests. Some factors include who the children say they want to live with (if they’re of a certain age), proximity to schools, the income of each parent, and any history of abuse, addiction, or mental health issues among the parents.

  • What is the difference between a contested and uncontested divorce? Is one better than the other?

    The main difference between a contested and uncontested divorce is whether the couple in question can agree on all terms of their divorce, from property division to child custody. Generally, an uncontested divorce is viewed favorably because it requires less time and money to negotiate. Uncontested divorces also don’t require court hearings or trials.

  • Why would I need a prenuptial agreement?

    A prenuptial can be beneficial for every marriage, and there are various reasons why couples choose to draft prenuptial agreements. Many couples find solace in knowing what will happen to their property or assets in the event they ever get a divorce, for example. Some other reasons why you might consider a prenuptial agreement are if there’s a significant difference in financial status in your relationship, if you have business partners involved that you want to protect, or if you have children from previous marriages that you want to inherit certain assets.

  • How long is the divorce process?

    Every divorce case is different, so the amount of time it takes to finalize a divorce will be different depending on the couple involved. Some issues that affect how long your case will take include the number of issues contested and how open you and your spouse are to negotiations and making sacrifices. Hostility will often lead to a long divorce process.

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