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Amy C. Connolly

Amy C. Connolly

Experience matters! 17 years of Protecting Clients' Children, Assets and Future.
  • Family Law, Domestic Violence, Divorce
  • New Hampshire
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Biography

Attorney Amy Connolly provides aggressive and compassionate representation for her clients. With over 1000 cases tried, she is well equiped in the courtroom to fight for your rights. She has successfully represented clients in the Circuit Court-Family Division and the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Prior to practicing family law, Attorney Connolly was a felony level prosecutor.

Although Attorney Connolly is very comfortable in a courtroom, she recognizes that most family law cases are best settled outside of court. She has represented countless clients in mediation and is experienced in Collaborative Law. Collaborative law can best be described as divorce without court. Attorney Connolly was editor-in-chief and co-author of an award-winning publication in Collaborative practice.

In the legal community, Attorney Connolly serves on the Board of Directors on the New Hampshire Association for Justice (NHAJ) as the President-Elect and the Family Law Chair. She is a sustaining member of the New Hamphire Women’s Bar Association. She is a past board member of the New Hampshire Collaborative Law and the Rockingham County Bar Association. Attorney Connolly is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Family Law Section and Estate Planning Section.

Attorney Connolly served as an adjunct faculity member and taught Family Law at the University of New Hampshire School of Law for several years. She chairs an annual NHAJ Family Law seminar and has presented at numerous trainings.

Attorney Connolly is an alumni of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Leadership Academy. She earned her JD from the University of New Hampshire School of Law in 2006. In law school, Attorney Connolly was a senior editor on law review. She also was a member of Moot Court where she won national awards in legal writing and oral advocacy.

Practice Areas
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
Divorce
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Video Conferencing
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Complimentary consultations.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat fees and Unbundled Rates available. Special rates for nurses, teachers and active military!
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Hampshire
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Connolly Law PLLC
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Of Counsel
Russman Law Offices
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Felony Prosecutor
Rockingham County Attorney's Office
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Attorney
Boynton, Waldron, Doleac, Woodman & Scott, P.A.
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Education
University of New Hampshire School of Law
J.D. (2006) | Law
Senior Editor of Law Review, Moot Court
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University of New Hampshire
B.S. (2002) | Business
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Awards
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
AV Preeminent Peer Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Top 10 Under 40 Family Law Attorneys
The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
Top 100 Lawyers
National Trial Lawyer's Association
Top 40 under 40
National Trial Lawyer's Association
Professional Associations
New Hampshire Association for Justice
Board Member
- Current
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Rockingham County Bar Association
Board of Governors
- Current
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New Hampshire Women's Bar Association
Member
- Current
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New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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New Hampshire Bar Association  # 17721
Member
- Current
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New Hampshire Collaborative Law Alliance
Board of Directors
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Publications
Articles & Publications
3 Ways to Avoid a Messy Divorce
Connolly Law Blog
Divorce Does Not Have To Ruin Your Life
Connolly Law Blog
Collaborative Law: Practice and Procedures
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
Speaking Engagements
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act Update, Annual NHAJ Family Law Forum, Manchester, NH
Technology in the courtroom, Annual NHAJ Family Law Forum, Manchester, NH
Demonstrative Evidence in Trial, Charles C. Doe American Inn of Court
Certifications
Board-Certified in Family Trial Law
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Websites & Blogs
Website
Connolly Law Website
Blog
Connolly Law Blog
Legal Answers
11 Questions Answered
Q. If support payer decides on a career change which reduces his income, by, say, $10k, can the support order be amended?
A: It would depend on how much the person made annually. If the individual earned $150,000 a year, a $10,000 decrease may not be substantial. However, if the person makes $40,000 a year, a $10,000 decrees could be considered grounds to seek a support modification. Good luck.
Q. Is it OK for my GAL to forward our private email's to the opposing counsel without my permission?
A: The GAL needs to give you access to anything relied upon as a basis for the recommendation. No communication between you at the GAL is considered confidential. Most GALs will print every email between both parties and keep it in the file that can be reviewed upon the opposing side's request. Because the GAL has an "open file" both sides have access to the complete investigation.
Q. I have majority parenting time, I want to move with my son back to my home state. How likely is the court to allow this?
A: In order to relocate you have to give the other parent 60 days notice of your intent to move. If the other parent objects, the court will need to decide if (1) if the move is for a legitimate purpose; (2) if the move is in the children's best interest. In general, the court will not favor allowing the primary parent to move out of state. In my experience, the only time a parent is permitted to move far away is if the parties have come to an agreement. I hope this helps.
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Contact & Map
Connolly Law PLLC
Bedford Office
1 Hardy Road
Bedford, NH 03110
Telephone: (603) 580-2887
Monday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Connolly Law PLLC
Exeter Office
20C Hampton Road
Exeter, NH 03833
Telephone: (603) 580-2887
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Connolly Law PLLC
Manchester Office
91 Bay Street
Manchester, NH 03104
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