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Our Legal Separation Lawyers Have Experience In NH Courts And Can Get You The Help You Need

The lawyer you choose for your separation should be knowledgeable, compassionate, and easy to work with


Legal separation results when a couple separates and a court issues orders surrounding division of property and possibly alimony, child support, and child custody. A legal separation is not a divorce. After a separation, the parties are not free to remarry until they are divorced. Sometimes a legal separation makes sense. A couple may wish to remain married but live separately for personal or religious reasons. A legal separation can provide a legal demarcation between the couple's property and income and provide each some protection moving forward. A legal separation is not the same as living apart, "splitting up" or agreeing to separate. Only the legal process and a court order can provide the types of protections a couple may need..


Separation Basics

Although each person’s legal separation is different from others, the basic process still follows the same parameters. The case must be opened in the Circuit Court, Family Division by filing a petition.  Financial information has to be shared. Usually the court issues temporary orders, either after a hearing or by approving a temporary agreement. Before the final hearing, the court will schedule a hearing called a Pre-Trial Hearing to establish limits and deadlines for the Final Hearing. Lastly, the separation is complete when either all settlement documents are filed, or a court issues its final order following a Final Hearing.  At every step of the way, you can avoid going to further court hearings by negotiating and reaching a settlement instead.

Not all separation lawyers in NH offer the inviting environment that Balkus Law does. Getting a separation can be a difficult process, but being supported, informed, and empowered can help reduce the impact on your life. Call for an appointment at 603-225-1776 and let us help you navigate your choices and reach your goals. 

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.