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Family Law

Criminal and DUI Defense

General Practice in NH and MA


When It's Important Enough to Hire an Expert.

The family motto “Deo Duce Ferro Comitante” has been translated here as “God guides my sword” but a more common translation of “Deo Duce Ferro Comitante” given is “With God as my leader and my sword as my companion.”



Joseph Caulfield
Practice

Attorney Caulfield maintains a general practice of law in NH & MA and provides services from drafting will and trusts to creating partnership agreements and LLCs.

He is also a trial attorney and has obtained many large verdicts and settlements for his clients in everything from exploding propane tanks and wrongful death actions to multi-vehicle collisions and slip and falls. In his family law practice, Mr. Caulfield has fought for his clients’ rights all the way to the State Supreme Court. His criminal success record ranges from obtaining acquittals for his clients in murder and rape trials through wining dismissals of drug trafficking and DUI/DWI/OUI charges.

In addition, he is a mediator, guardian ad litem and collaborative law practitioner and brings the added value of over 40 years in the courtroom observing how courts decide cases and what litigation costs. A highly ranked martial arts instructor, Joseph uses aikido principles to diffuse resistance and anger, and facilitate resolution.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Parenting Plans & Custody
    • Parental Rights & Grandparent Rights
    • Alimony, Child Support & Property Division
    • Prenuptial & Commitment Agreements
    • Domestic Violence & Restraining Orders
    • Post Divorce Modifications
  • Criminal Defense
    • Felony & Misdemeanor
    • DWI, DUI & OUI
    • State & Federal
  • Juvenile Law
    • DCYF & DCF Defense
    • Removal of Children
    • Termination of Parental Rights Delinquency & CHINS
  • Probate Law
    • Wills & Trusts
    • Health Care Proxies
    • Guardianships
    • Estates
  • Business Law
    • Corporation & LLC
    • Partnership
    • Contracts

Office Policies

Fees

Although I certainly serve my community through pro bono work, most of my representation of clients must be for profit, if I am to stay in business.

I generally require a retainer up front, commensurate with the amount of work my client wants me to do. If this retainer is used up, I require that it be refreshed. When my representation concludes, I refund to my client any unused retainer.

I am willing to adjust my hourly rate based upon my clients financial situation.

I am willing to accept some cases for a flat fee. However, I will seldom accept a case on a contingency.

Hours

In that my office is next to my residence, I am able to accommodate my clients with early, late, weekend, and holiday appointments.

Communication

I keep my clients fully advised and copy them every document I create or I receive.

I communicate with my clients by email, text, and telephone.

I am also able to meet with my clients through videoconferencing, such as Facetime and Skype.