Questions Answered by Amy C. Connolly

Q: How to do I submit a modification to a parenting plan

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 30, 2018
Amy C. Connolly's answer
You would file a new parenting plan, that can be found on the court's website. You would need to outline the new routine schedule you have agreed upon. The court should approve the agreement and you will receive a copy of the new parenting plan once it is approved.

Q: my ex girlfriend was just arrested for domestic violence against her mother, can I get full custody of my son?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law and Child Custody for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 30, 2018
Amy C. Connolly's answer
You can file an ex parte motion to temporarily prevent parenting time with the mother so long as you can show that your son will suffer irreparable harm or injury if the relief requested is not granted. You would file this motion by going to the family court where your parenting plan was issued. Best of luck.

Q: I want to move out of state from an abusive father of my 8 year old. What are my options?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 30, 2018
Amy C. Connolly's answer
You should report the abuse to DCYF and obtain a protective order. You should seek court approval prior to moving out of state.

Q: My children's father I divorced 8 years ago. I want to modify child support. Now he wants a paternity test. Can he?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 2, 2018
Amy C. Connolly's answer
I believe that he can request challenge paternity, however, he may run into a problem if he testified under oath that he was the biological father.

Q: Can I keep my kids a day of Dad's time for an important party I gave him 31 days notice for?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 2, 2018
Amy C. Connolly's answer
I believe you should check the language of the parenting plan. It usually contains a provision that each parent should make reasonable accommodations to deviate from the plan. I think that this would constitute a reasonable request. I do not believe that this would constitute "immediate or irreparable" harm to the children if they did not attend, so I do not believe you would have grounds to file an immediate motion with the court. However, he should make the accommodations because it sounds...

Q: If a 3yr old child resides in Pa with mother BirthC is blank and the potential father is nh where does DNA take place

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 2, 2018
Amy C. Connolly's answer
If the child has live in PA for more than 6 months, that is the child's home state so paternity would be determined in PA. I hope this helps.

Q: Parenting plan in place. Ex & lawyer have said that I'm allowed a 15 mile move, if I go 5 mi. over that am I in contempt

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 2, 2018
Amy C. Connolly's answer
You would not to go jail If you moved outside of the designated areas, however, it could be grounds to change the parenting plan. The law on modification of parenting plans has changed and you may be able to move to amend that portion of the parenting plan based on your facts. I hope this helps.

Q: I have majority parenting time, I want to move with my son back to my home state. How likely is the court to allow this?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 2, 2018
Amy C. Connolly's answer
In order to relocate you have to give the other parent 60 days notice of your intent to move. If the other parent objects, the court will need to decide if (1) if the move is for a legitimate purpose; (2) if the move is in the children's best interest. In general, the court will not favor allowing the primary parent to move out of state. In my experience, the only time a parent is permitted to move far away is if the parties have come to an agreement. I hope this helps.

Q: My son paid a fine in court but he just got a paper in the mail saying he needs to pay? He already did! Plz help...

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 2, 2018
Amy C. Connolly's answer
If he paid by credit card or check you should obtain the records to bring to the court to show proof of payment. The court should have issued a receipt, you should try to find it and bring it to the clerk's office. I hope this helps.

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

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 2, 2018
Amy C. Connolly's answer
The GAL needs to give you access to anything relied upon as a basis for the recommendation. No communication between you at the GAL is considered confidential. Most GALs will print every email between both parties and keep it in the file that can be reviewed upon the opposing side's request. Because the GAL has an "open file" both sides have access to the complete investigation.

Q: If support payer decides on a career change which reduces his income, by, say, $10k, can the support order be amended?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Apr 17, 2018
Amy C. Connolly's answer
It would depend on how much the person made annually. If the individual earned $150,000 a year, a $10,000 decrease may not be substantial. However, if the person makes $40,000 a year, a $10,000 decrees could be considered grounds to seek a support modification. Good luck.

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