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Family Law

Divorce, Child Custody, and Guardianships

Whether dealing with divorce or domestic abuse, infidelity, or chronic alcohol or substance abuse, you are probably facing the most challenging time of your life. At the same time, you may feel the least emotionally capable of making important decisions.

We try to listen carefully and be sensitive to your needs, concerns and goals. At the same time, we evaluate and explain your situation and help you discover the best way to protect yourself while reaching your goals.

You will have many questions; we will answer them.

Preparing for Divorce

After you have gone through the emotional process of figuring out whether or not divorce or separation is right for you, then it is time for some preparation. I would say that to best prepare for the legal process of divorce, it is important to do 2 things: 1. Set definite goals; and 2. gather information. Read More.

How do I protect my children?

Custody, now referred to as residential and decision-making responsibility, is first and foremost about the best interests of your children. It begins with truly considering what is in their best interest regardless of how you feel about the other parent. Read More.

What do I do if the other parent won't cooperate?

First, and probably the hardest, remember that the goal is to do the best thing for your child. Think of the impact on your child's entire childhood, even lifetime, if her parents cooperated with one another on parenting issues instead of bickering and trading nasty text messages! Read More.

What do I do if my spouse is threatening me?

What happens if our house does not sell?

Who is responsible for the credit card payments?

How much will I pay for child support?

About Balkus Law

What began as a Family Law Practice expanded to include more services when our clients requested our assistance with other legal matters. We are dedicated to helping families through difficult transitions and finding solutions that work for our clients.


From aggressive and thoughtful litigation to private mediation, our firm has the experience and savvy to meet your needs - when you need it most.

Service Areas

We service clients who are facing legal conflicts in the states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Our most-serviced areas include Concord, Portsmouth, and Manchester NH, as well as the towns that lay within the following counties in New Hampshire: Belknap, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham, and Strafford.