I advocate for my clients in divorce, child support, alimony, domestic violence and other family law cases in all of our state family courts. My experience includes work in federal court on international custody matters, known as Hague Convention cases. Clients also can hire me as a certified marital mediator outside of court. Access to our legal system is critical, and I work with the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Pro Bono Referral Program to help ensure everyone who needs legal help receives it. I regularly post information on Devine Millimet’s blog, Family Law Forum.
 
Clients come to us for help with a wide variety of family law matters. The cases I work on involve complex divorces, child custody cases, child relocation cases, alimony, child support, and post-divorce disputes, as well as grandparents’ visitation matters. 
 
In my free time, I enjoy gardening, playing golf, and 5k road racing.

Representative Matters

  • Trials in complex divorce, custody/parenting, alimony and child support matters.
  • Conducts marital mediations in complex divorce and custody matters.
  • Amicus Brief in Conservation Law Foundation v. N.H. Wetlands Council.

Speaking Engagements

  • "Practice Skills Course: Family Law," NH Bar Association, December 7, 2016
  • "Unbundled Legal Services - Maximizing Access to Justice," NH Bar Association, November 4, 2016
  • "Developments in the Law: Family Law," NH Bar Association, October 13, 2016
  • “Small Business and Divorce: What You Need to Know,” NH Bar Association, March 24, 2016
  • "Practice Skills Course: Family Law," NH Bar Association, December 9, 2015
  • "Divorce Boot Camp," NH Bar Association, November 9, 2015
  • "Developments in the Law: Family Law," NH Bar Association, October 29, 2015
  • "Divorce Boot Camp," NH Bar Association, October 19, 2015
  • "Practice Skills Course: Family Law," NH Bar Association, June 3, 2015
  • "Practical Skills Course: Family Law,"  NH Bar Association, December 10, 2014
  • "Developments in the Law: Family Law," NH Bar Association, October 31, 2014
  • "Basic Family Law,"  NH Bar Association, Program Coordinator, September 19, 2014
  • "Update on Child Support,"  NH Bar Association, June 18, 2014
  • “Aftermath of the Wilbur Decision,” NH Bar Association, Program Chair, March 28, 2014
  • "Developments in the Law 2013," NH Women's Bar Association, January 24, 2014
  • "Practical Skills Course," NH Bar Association, December 4, 2013
  • "Developments in the Law 2012," NH Women's Bar Association, January 11, 2013
  • "Upcoming Changes to the NH Child Support Guidelines," NH Bar Association, Program Co-Chair June 12, 2013
  • "Divorce Boot Camp," NH Bar Association, October 15, 22, & 29, 2012
  • "Family Law Update - Developments in Tax Law," NH Bar Association, October 26, 2012
  • “Litigating a Parenting Plan in Divorce,” NH Bar Association, May 13, 2011
  • “Issues Surrounding Modification of Parenting Plans,” NH Bar Association, March 23, 2011
  • “Developments in the Law 2010,” NH Women's Bar Association, February 3, 2011
  • "Development in Family Law: 2008," NH Women's Bar Association, May 26, 2009
  •  "She Works Hard for the Money" - Running a Healthy Divorce Practice in 2009, Family Law Forum / Crazy Love, February 13, 2009
  •  "Civil Unions," Lorman Education Services, April 15, 2008
  • "Developments in Family Law: 2007," NH Women's Bar Association, January 25, 2008
  • "Child Custody and Shared Parenting," NBI, December 3, 2007
  • "Recent Developments in Employment Law/Family Law: What Employers Need to Know" presented both in Andover, MA and in Bedford, NH, October 19th & October 31st, 2007
  • "Issues in Representing Military Members in Time of War," NH Federal Practice Institute, September 27, 2007
  • "Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes in Divorce," NBI,  March 28, 2007
  • "Developments in Family Law: 2006," NH Women's Bar Association, December 16, 2006
  • "2005 Family Law Forum," NH Trial Lawyers Association, May 5, 2005
  • "Handling Divorce Case & Child Custody," Devine Millimet, April 9, 2004
  • "Introduction and Overview of Divorce Litigation," NHBA, March 14, 2003

Community Involvement

  • Seacoast Leadership Class of 2016
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, CLE Committee Member
  • New Hampshire Pro Bono Referral Program Board of Governors, Secretary & Board Member
  • Melanoma Foundation of New England, Volunteer


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        Services & Industries

        Dispute Resolution & Litigation

        Family Law

        Family Law Litigation

        Bar Admissions

        Maine

        Massachusetts

        New Hampshire

        Education

        Vermont Law School, JD, cum laude, 1994

        emphasis on Environmental Law

        Worcester Polytechnic Institute, BS, 1991

        Awards & Affiliations

        Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 in the field of Family Law.

        Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 in the field of Family Law.

        Named by peers as a 2015 Best Lawyer in America® Family Law. Recognized since 2013.

        2012 Recipient of the L. Jonathan Ross Award for Outstanding Commitment to Legal Services for the Poor, New Hampshire Bar Association. 

        2007 Award of Merit, Center for Missing and Exploited Children

        2007 Co-Recipient of the Hillsborough County Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award, Pro Bono Referral Program


        American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators, Founding Member

        New Hampshire Bar Association, Family Law Section

        Certified Marital Mediator since 2003; currently appointed as mediator in Portsmouth Family Division