Family Law Attorney Portsmouth NH | Desaulnier Law Firm

Family Law

  • Family law can be complex, our team will guide you through.
    • Family Law
    • Adoption
    • Alimony
    • Restraining Orders
    • Divorce
    • Custody
    • Alimony/Spousal Support
    • Child Support
    • PaternityTesting
    • Property Settlement  
    • Legal Separation
  • Family Lawyer Property Division

    • Parenting Plans
    • Parenting Rights and Responsibilities
    • Grandparents Rights
    • Premarital agreements
    • Restraining Orders/Domestic Violence
    • Pension Divison

From prenuptial agreements to divorce settlement to child custody…

  • Family Law Tailored to Your Legal Needs

    Whether you are facing a divorce, child custody dispute or adopting a baby, the family law process can be overwhelming. Almost every client I walks through the door with many questions and concerns.

    I am Paula DeSaulnier, and my job as your attorney is to provide you with outstanding legal advice and representation. My commitment also includes keeping you involved at every step in the legal process. I will effectively guide you through the legal system so you can make the best long-term decisions for you and your family.

    Family law is the only type of law we practice. Our philosophy is to use legal expertise to obtain the best solution. Sometimes the best option is to reach a settlement. Sometimes the best option is to go to Court. There is no one size fits all. The answer is to pursue the best result for your unique family law situation. We pride ourselves on providing family law expertise backed by an exceptional support staff of two highly experienced family law paralegals. We also offer private mediation and represent clients in mediation sessions in the Courts.

    One Step at a Time

    One of the most common concerns people have about family law is not knowing where to start. Like all things, we start at the beginning, with me working as your guide. For example, you don’t need years’ worth of tax forms and government documents to start a divorce proceeding; you only need some basic information that you probably already know.

    For more than 25 years, I have offered a client-centered approach with a personal touch. I’m here to work with you — contact me today to schedule a consultation, and then I can get started on handling your family law needs.

  • Working for You

    At my law firm, I take time to learn about my clients, their families, their goals and their expectations. I am well prepared to help you and your family. For more than a decade, I have handled family law cases like yours including disputes in difficult divorces, involving:

    • Parental alienation
    • Child support disputes
    • Child custody disputes
    • Division of property disputes


    Most of my clients are ordinary hard-working families — people who simply want to protect their home or their hopes for the future. I am a strong advocate for my clients, but I am also sensitive to being cost-effective. I try to avoid long drawn-out conflicts, and recommend negotiation and mediation when possible. But when it’s time to fight, I bring my years of experience as a family lawyer to work for you.

    Put My Experience on Your Side — Contact Me Today

    I have been practicing family law in New Hampshire for more than two decades and I have represented people just like you in resolving their issues. I have a client-focused approach that works with you, not just for you. I act as your representative, but I also keep you involved with the process, so that you’re always aware as to the status of your case.

    Contact me today at (603) 436-7969 or by e-mail to schedule a consultation. Discover how experience and a client-focused approach can begin to solve your family law needs.

Contact us for a free consultation
“Paula is amazing to watch in the court room. She is calm, careful, and she has every detail at her fingertips exactly when she needs it. I can’t say enough good things about Paula!”Kristen Chute