Welcome to the New Hampshire Guide to Family Law. The purpose of this blog is to provide a timely resource and overview of the sometimes overwhelming issues in family law, including prenuptial agreements, legal separations, divorce, annulments, and child custody issues.

If you have questions about this blog or about any New Hampshire family law issue, please contact one of our family law experts:

DePuy, Dave

David DePuy
(603) 628-1345

Dave is one of our most experienced litigators, having tried dozens of jury trials and many, many trials to a judge. While having tried noteworthy business litigation and personal injury/medical malpractice disputes (Dave has two of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in the state), the majority of his practice is handling divorce matters. He recently has successfully resolved through trial, mediation or settlement many divorces involving substantial assets, trusts, businesses owned by the parties, large real estate holdings, and corporate stock interests.

Dave also has extensive experience drafting and reviewing prenuptial agreements (antenuptial agreements) and more recently has engaged in negotiating and drafting postnupital agreements with regards to divorce and death.

He is a past president of the New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the International Society of Barristers.

Dave received his J.D. degree from Boston University Law School (1969), where he was a Member of the Boston University Law Review (1967-1969) and received his A.B. from Lehigh University (1966).

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Jacqueline A. Leary
(603) 628-1178

Jacqueline is an associate in the Litigation Department. She is the Vice Chair of the Family Law Practice Group as well as a member of the firm’s Employment and Criminal Law Practice Groups. In addition, she assists clients in a wide variety of other litigation matters, including commercial litigation.

Jacqueline received her J.D. Magna Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (2017) and her B.A. Summa Cum Laude from the University of New Haven’s Honors Program (2014). Jacqueline also received her certificate in Health Law and Policy. During law school, Jacqueline was a member of the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program, a Simoneau Family Fellow, and a Bruce E. Friedman and Jeanie Jacobs Goldberg Scholarship Recipient.

Anderson, PeterPeter Anderson
(603) 628-1410

Peter’s practice primarily focuses on criminal law. Prior to joining McLane Middleton, he worked as a trial attorney at the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.  Peter’s practice includes significant family law and domestic relations cases.  He also handles a diverse civil practice, including commercial and personal injury cases. In addition, he works with the Tax Department in the litigation of civil and criminal tax matters.

Peter received his J.D. from the New England School of Law (1985), and B.A. from the University of Connecticut (1980).