Divorce is already a very emotionally taxing experience, the pain of which is only exacerbated when things don’t proceed amicably. Some people are saddened at the prospect of ending their marriage, some are relieved and grateful to put a perceived mistake behind them. Regardless of your perspective on the dissolution of your marriage, it is a universal truth that amicable divorces are easier and preferable. The last thing one needs to deal with during this potentially rough transitory period is a series of ugly divorce proceedings, accusations, asset-hiding, or general vitriol and backstabbing. Luckily, there are certain measures you can take to provide for an amicable divorce that moves smoothly and swiftly. Peaceful divorce is not a myth. It is well within reach if you are intentional in your pursuit of it and diligent about avoiding the pitfalls that could make things take a turn for the nasty. Continue reading →
Your divorce is final; you’ve begun moving on with and rebuilding your life. To your chagrin, you come across some aspect of the newfound divorce settlement – financial, custodial, contractual, or what have you – that is not what you expected or is otherwise unsatisfactory. The conclusion of a divorce is not always the end of your legal entanglements with your ex-spouse. New issues can arise over time that was not immediately evident at the time you signed off on the divorce settlement. The divorce decree is not etched in stone. It can and often will be altered in some way after the divorce. Continue reading →
With the commotion of the holidays settling into a lull, a different kind of commotion grips the month of January. This month sees the highest rate of divorce filings all year. While it may not be as “merry” as the festivities of the month that preceded it, January and its tide of divorce paperwork may be tinged with another feeling – relief.
Often, those who are seriously weighing the possibility of divorce are those who already need one. The longer you stew in an unhappy marriage, the more of your own time you ultimately waste – time that could’ve been spent pursuing passions and people that make you feel refreshed and revitalized. It’s not written anywhere that you must consign yourself to the misery a dead-end marriage. If you are considering getting a divorce in a New Hampshire, immediately contact the attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. Not only will we protect your rightfully owned assets and guide you through the terrain of divorce, but we will do so with honesty and professionalism, treating all sensitive matters with the utmost discretion.
Why Does January Have the Highest Divorce Rate
For many divorced parents entering the holiday season, it is important to create a holiday visitation schedule that feels natural and comfortable for their child – without tension or parental disputes detracting from the child’s enjoyment. Creating a consistent, reliable schedule with few surprises or last minute changes can help minimize stress for all parties involved. For parents who are still engaged in custody litigation when the season comes around, it may be necessary to begin talks about a tentative holiday visitation arrangement, even if this is not the final arrangement when custody proceedings conclude. As in all cases, the best interest of the child should be the chief priority, ensuring their enjoyment is not infringed upon by divorce proceedings or clumsily arranged visitation agreements.
Coordinating Child Custody During the Holidays in New Hampshire
Often when confronted with divorce, people fear the ugly divorces popularized by Hollywood films like the 1989 box-office hit The War of the Roses. In that film, Danny DeVito, Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas give us a front-row seat to the worst of the divorce process and show an epic battle where spouses battle to “win” their divorce at all costs. That film has become popular shorthand reference for today’s most bitter divorce battles.
But now, many in Hollywood are showing a much better picture.
It has been said that the wheels of justice turn slowly. Never more true than for people who are anxiously waiting to be divorced. Many people going through a divorce just can’t get the process behind them fast-enough. They want to start dating again, and they don’t want to be celibate while they wait.
Recently, the New Hampshire Supreme Court addressed the issue of adultery during the marriage and that which later occurred in a new relationship after the petition for divorce had been filed. For many, that case provided no comfort. In Ross v. Ross, 169 N.H. 299 (2016), the Court was confronted with a situation (not all that uncommon) where almost 1l months after the petition for divorce was filed the husband began a sexual relationship with his new girlfriend.
Mary Elizabeth Tenn, a Manchester trial lawyer, takes office as president of the New Hampshire Bar Association on June 19, 2015 at the Bar Association’s Annual Meeting. As president of the Association, which represents all lawyers licensed to practice law in the state, Tenn said she intends to focus the culture of professionalism and civility that characterizes the practice of law in the state.
Tenn, a New Hampshire native, practices with the law firm of Tenn And Tenn, PA along with her three siblings James J. Tenn, Jr., John J. Tenn and Annmarie A. Tenn. Notably, Tenn is the second person in her family and in her firm to serve as president of the NH Bar Association, and follows her brother James J. Tenn, Jr. a past president of the New Hampshire Bar Association in 2009-2010. This year, Tenn And Tenn, PA, marks its 20th year of existence.
Tenn received her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where she served as an editor of the Harvard Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review. She received a B.A., summa cum laude, from Boston College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and awarded membership in the National Jesuit Honor Society—The Order of the Cross and Crown.
Tenn And Tenn, P.A. is Listed Among the Best Lawyers in New Hampshire- 2014
Tenn And Tenn, P.A. is pleased to announce that New Hampshire Magazine has recognized three members of the firm among the Best Lawyers of New Hampshire for 2014. Partners James J. Tenn Jr., John J. Tenn, and Mary E. Tenn have been named among NH’s Best Lawyers. Jim and Mary have been selected as Best Lawyers in the area of Family Law, and Jim has also been selected as a Best Lawyer in the area of Family Law Mediation. John and Jim have been selected as Best Lawyers in the area of Personal Injury Litigation on behalf of injured plaintiffs.
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Believe it or not, what you post on Facebook is likely to stay online forever and what you post today can have an effect on you years down the road. The ubiquitous nature of social media has made it an unrivaled source of evidence that can be used against you in a criminal case. If you have been arrested for a crime and the postings on your social media sites are relevant to your alleged criminal activity, it can be brought up in a court case. and may assist the prosecution in obtaining a conviction. It would be wise to speak to an experienced criminal lawyer who is familiar with the laws on social media data and electronically stored information (ESI).
A judge or a jury only has to take one look at damaging photos or post that you willingly made on Facebook to determine what kind of person they think you are. Even if this isn’t your everyday normal behavior, just one photo of you doing something unethical can land you in hot water. So why take the chance when it comes to posting negative things on the largest social network in the world?
Big brother just might be watching you.
Doing something illegal and then posting a picture of the crime on Facebook is a sure way to land you in jail. Local authorities are getting wise to looking at the Internet and Facebook for subjective behavior. These agencies along with state and federal authorities often monitor Facebook, for acts of crime caught in a screen shot or a picture. Continue reading →
The family-owned law firm of Tenn And Tenn, P.A. is growing with the addition of its newest attorney, Annmarie A. Tenn. Tenn joins her siblings in one of the area’s top-ranked law firms and focuses her practice on business disputes, personal injury, and marital cases.
Tenn And Tenn, P.A. has long been a family law firm comprised of three attorneys – James Tenn, Jr., John Tenn, and Mary Elizabeth Tenn. “We’re thrilled to be expanding our family business,” said John Tenn, who is one of the firm’s founders. “We work hard to serve our clients and to help them achieve great results. Annmarie continues those efforts.”
Tenn is quick to emphasize that Annmarie joins the firm with top-notch experience. Annmarie graduated from Harvard Law School in 2003, where she served as the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Women’s Law Journal. She served as a law clerk to the former Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Annmarie also spent the better part of a decade working her way to a senior position in the litigation department of Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston, Massachusetts, a premier national law firm.