Family Law / Divorce

When a relationship with a spouse or partner breaks down, the emotional toll that it takes on both parties can produce difficulties and barriers that require the assistance of a knowledgeable legal professional.  Our firm has assisted hundreds of individuals in navigating the legal process effecting both wed and un-wed families achieve an effective and successful resolution to the disputes that inevitably arise in this process.  Our goal is to provide the resources available to make the process as conciliatory as possible, while advocating strongly for our client’s legal rights.  The following is a list of legal issues in which we have assisted our clients in the Divorce and Family Law area of practice:

  • Divorce/Separation
  • Alimony (Spousal Support)
  • Child Support
  • Custody/Visitation (Parental Rights and Responsibilities/Parenting Time)
  • Property and Debt Division
  • Domestic Violence
  • Unwed Families
  • Grandparent Rights
  • Guardianships

The issues that are presented in Family Law cases are often very complex.  It is imperative that you understand your rights, as they exist based on the facts of your given case.  Each case is different and as varied as the life experiences and background of the clients we serve.  We have the experience necessary to provide a compassionate understanding of the issues and to also stand as a strong advocate for your protected rights under the law.


I recently needed an attorney to help me handle my divorce in the State of NH. Rick Ward was recommended to me by a very close friend so I gave him a call. From the moment he answered the phone to the conclusion of the case, I knew I had found the correct person to represent me. Rick is the consummate professional. In our first meeting I felt completely at ease describing my situation and the reasons I needed a divorce. His knowledge of the NH divorce laws was apparent and his advice right on the mark. He lead me through the legal process, court requirements and negotiations with professionalism, genuine concern and legal expertise. His calming manner was wonderfully refreshing during a very tumultuous period of my life. I always felt that I was his first priority. I could not have made it through the process without Rick. He kept his promise to be there when I needed him, his advice was invaluable, his concern genuine and the end result was my achieving every goal first set out in our original meeting. Thank you Rick for giving me my life back. — M. J.


I am so happy to have found such a trustworthy and honest lawyer to help me out of the most disappointing time of my life. Thank you for all of your hard work and understanding. — R.K.


Rick was very thorough with my case. He was always very straightforward and respectful. He was very supportive and helped me out of a very difficult time of my life. — L.S.