Attorney Darlene Daniele has practiced in family law since 1991. We are sensitive to the issues, while helping clients make solid decisions. We commonly refer clients to counselors who can help work through the strong and conflicting emotions.
Divorce and the division of marital assets can be contentious and emotional. This is especially true when the catalyst for dissolution is adultery, other fault-based grounds or coming out of the closet about being gay. Attorney Darlene Daniele helps her clients make clear-headed legal decisions during these difficult times.
We try to help clients see that a divorce trial is rarely worth the turmoil and high legal expenses, especially if children are caught in the middle. A fair and reasonable settlement is better in the long run. We provide divorce mediation services, and we can earnestly protect clients if litigation is necessary.
New Hampshire and Massachusetts are equitable distribution states, meaning that the Court will not necessarily split them 50-50. We are first and foremost a divorce lawyer with the legal knowledge to protect your interests regarding:
- Separate versus jointly owned property
- Valuation of the house and closely held businesses
- Division of pensions and retirement assets
- Ongoing health insurance
- Liquidations and trade-offs of assets
- Spousal support
- Tax implications