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2 lesser-known DUI defense tactics

If you are facing DUI charges in New Hampshire, you may feel like your situation is hopeless. The consequences of a DUI conviction are harsh and can take you a long time to bounce back from long after you have paid your debt to society. Though you do not believe it is possible to beat or reduce a DUI charge, there are defense strategies that can help. 

It is important for you to have a good recollection of the events that transpired on the day or night of your arrest. Even the smallest details can hold crucial pieces of information that a good defense attorney can use to weaken the prosecution’s case against you. Here is a brief overview of DUI defense strategies that may apply to your situation. 

Important factors for property division

A divorce can be a long and stressful process. By preparing ahead of time, you can help to expedite divorce proceedings.

In order to influence the decision about your property division, you must understand the process. Particularly for New Hampshire, there are a few important factors for you to be aware of.

Relocation is a common reason for child custody modification

You may have been adhering to the child custody arrangements you agreed to when you and your spouse divorced a few years ago. Since then, you have been the custodial parent, or primary caretaker, for your young daughter.

Now you wish to relocate. Your request means altering the original agreement, and you have concerns; you wonder how the court will react to your request for modification.

Important factors of child custody in New Hampshire

During divorce proceedings, child custody is one of the most important determinations that the courts make. It can also be one of the most stressful decisions for the parents.

Custody laws may vary depending upon the state. There are a few important factors that parents should know about child custody in New Hampshire.

What to do if you cannot afford child support payments

If the court has ordered you to pay child support in New Hampshire, you may be wondering what your options are if you cannot afford to make the payments. You may expect for your ex-spouse to be understanding of your situation and allow you to catch up on child support payments when you can at a later date. However, your ex has no obligation to do that. 

Child support payments are to care for your kids. If you cannot stay current on your financial obligations to them, their other parent can pursue legal options to remedy the situation. Take some time to learn about what can happen to you if you do not take proper steps to rectify your situation. 

What you should know about parenting plans in divorce

When you are going through a divorce, it is vital to keep your children in mind. Courts favor parents working together to determine the best course of action in regards to custody. If two parents agree to settle custody matters between them, they must formulate a parenting plan.

A proper plan has a few fundamentals. To make sure you hit all of them, make sure you are informed about parenting plans and their execution.

Understanding New Hampshire’s implied consent

Any time you face the law, it is important you understand your rights and obligations. Depending upon the state that you are in, these rights may vary, particularly when it comes to arresting procedures. If you face a DUI or DWI, there are things you should know.

New Hampshire has implied consent laws in place. Many drivers are not aware of these and what they mean for their driving future. Read on to learn what implied consent entails and your options during a DUI/DWI stop.

What is an aggravated DWI?

Just recently, a New Hampshire state trooper attempted to stop a car for lane control violations. It was a Saturday evening, just before midnight. Instead of pulling over, the driver led the trooper on a chase on Route 101. When the police finally apprehended him, without incident, they arrested him on multiple charges, including aggravated DWI, second offense DWI, reckless operation and more. 

What makes a DWI aggravated, and why does it matter?  

An alternative to co-parenting

During a high-conflict divorce, co-parenting might feel like a fantasy. Family courts want both parents involved in the children’s lives even though they may no longer be married. Co-parenting might be ideal, but there is an alternative. It is called parallel parenting, in which parents have very limited contact with each other. In parallel parenting, the parents disconnect from each other but not the children. Each parent abides by the parenting plan which they worked out before the finalization of the divorce. 

In parallel parenting, you may need to find a method of communication that does not involve children. You never want to rely on your children to relay messages to the other parent. Not only does this put the child in the middle, but children are notorious for forgetting or leaving information out. There are many online tools that provide structured communication between parents. 

Is co-parenting a good option for your post-divorce family?

Finding ways to parent with a divorced partner is not always easy, but you will have to deal with the other parent for the rest of your life. Co-parenting, or shared custody, is the best option, according to HelpGuide.org. Children whose divorced parents have a cooperative relationship are more secure and have better self-esteem. These children typically have good problem-solving skills because they have a healthy example to follow. 

How do you know if co-parenting is right for your situation? Here are some tips: 

  • Generally, co-parenting is not going to work when there is violence or abuse in the past relationship.
  • Can you and your ex stay kid-focused? Do you both want to make sure to put the children first?
  • Are you and the other parent willing to learn new ways to communicate and deal with problems?
  • Can you and the other parent be flexible in sharing time? Shared custody is not about 50-50 time, but about doing what is best for the children.
  • Can you recognize the challenge in co-parenting while remembering that you are doing it for your children? 

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