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Q. What is the Notice of First Appearance from the Court in a NH divorce?

Posted by Richard E. Clark | Jan 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

A. Attendance at the first session is ordered by the Court, you are required to appear. A Judge or Marital Master will conduct the session. The purpose is to familiarize you with the court process, to get you to feel a little more comfortable with the setting, explain options to resolve your divorce, and to schedule the next court event.

The sessions vary in duration but plan on spending up to two hours. Courts do not have childcare. You should register for a Child Impact Seminar prior to the hearing date.

Attorney attendance is optional for this First Appearance. This is the only hearing throughout the divorce process that Attorney Richard E. Clark does not attend with clients.          

The Law Office of Richard E. Clark, LLC handles divorce litigation throughout Rockingham and Strafford County. Offices are located inPortsmouth NH, Dover NH, and Newburyport, MA. For more information visit www.NHseacoastLawyers.com.  Attorney Clark can be contacted at 

(603) 431-0009.   

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Richard E. Clark

Attorney in Portsmouth, Dover, NH and Newburyport, MA Attorney Richard E. Clark is one of the seacoast's most successful attorneys. He has effectively litigated injury cases and civil suits achieving multi-million dollar results. Richard is friendly, detailed and has no reservations arguing in Court, when it's in the spirit of justice. Attorney Clark is a NH seacoast native. After his father retired from the U.S. Army, they returned to their ancestral Rye Beach property. His grandmother of the Sawyer/Jenness family settled Rye Beach, NH and Haverhill, MA. Prior to practicing law, Richard owned several contracting companies for almost two decades. After graduating from Portsmouth High School in 1991, he persevered through a ten-year educational pursuit to complete his law degree, NH and MA licensure, while managing his businesses. Richard's reputation is known in the seacoast area as friendly, driven, aggressive and detail-oriented. Richard has always possessed a passion for work. He is continually strategizing about how to best resolve his client's dilemmas while achieving the best outcome. Attorney Clark was a private criminal contract defense attorney appointed to the Newburyport District Court from 2007-2011. He achieved the Commonwealth of Massachusetts certification in 2008. Attorney Clark is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, New Hampshire Association of Justice, Essex County Bar Advocates Criminal Defense, Rockingham County Bar Association, and the New Hampshire Bar Association. Mr. Clark is a graduate of the Massachusetts School of Law (2002) and Franklin Pierce College (1998). He is admitted to practice law throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts, the United States District Court of NH, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

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