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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for New Hampshire on

Q: Is it OK for my GAL to forward our private email's to the opposing counsel without my permission?

I was having a back and forth email conversation with my GAL. In the emails I was discussing a proposed parenting plan that I have been working on. My GAL decided to forward our conversation, including the draft of my parenting plan to the opposing counsel, stating that "the other counsel has a... Read more »

Joseph Caulfield answered on May 1, 2018

Unless you've agreed to something else in the GAL Stipulation, the GAL's file is open to both parties, meaning everything can be obtained.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for New Hampshire on

Q: Can I allow part of a mediation agreement without it being filed?

My husband requested a special visit with his daughter as part of our mediation agreement. Typically, we are allowed to schedule our own visits so it wasn't necessary, but he and his attorney did. The mediation agreement has not been filed (due to my seeking legal counsel and his counsel changing... Read more »

Joseph Caulfield answered on Apr 4, 2018

Of course.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Hampshire on

Q: my 17yr old son has a hearing for transporting and unlawful possession of alcohol , should I get a lawyer

Joseph Caulfield answered on Dec 8, 2015

Yes, because you don't want that on his record, if you can avoid it.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for New Hampshire on

Q: In NH, a protection order is placed. Defendant is at a restaurant and victim walks in after. Who has to leave?

Joseph Caulfield answered on Dec 8, 2015

Courts generally rule that the defendant must leave.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for New Hampshire on

Q: Can a person with dementia legally change their power of attorney?

Joseph Caulfield answered on Sep 17, 2013

Dementia is an up and down things as it progresses.

It depends on the person's faculties at the time of the change.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for New Hampshire on

Q: I live in New Hampshire what rights do i have as a father? We havent been to court for custody just child support.

Joseph Caulfield answered on Sep 17, 2013

You have the exact same rights and responsibilities as the mom has.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for New Hampshire on

Q: I have full custody of my son in New Hampshire can I give my ex full custody

I want to give my ex full custody of our son.

Joseph Caulfield answered on Sep 17, 2013

Assuming that's in your son's best interests, of course!

You should be able to do it by filing a new parenting plan for the court's approval.

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