Pamela A. Peterson
I advocate for my clients in divorce, child support, alimony, domestic violence and other family law cases in all of our state family courts. My experience includes work in federal court on international custody matters, known as Hague Convention cases. Clients also can hire me as a certified marital mediator outside of court. I also post information on Devine Millimet’s blog, Family Law Forum.
Clients come to us for help with a wide variety of family law matters. The cases I work on involve complex divorces, child custody cases, child relocation cases, alimony, child support, and post-divorce disputes, as well as grandparents’ visitation matters. 
In my free time, I enjoy gardening, playing golf, and 5k road racing.

Representative Matters

  • Trials in complex divorce, custody/parenting, alimony and child support matters.
  • Conducts marital mediations in complex divorce and custody matters.
  • Amicus Brief in Conservation Law Foundation v. N.H. Wetlands Council.


  • MCLE "A Practical Guide to Divorce in New Hampshire," Alimony Chapter 2021 Update

Speaking Engagements

  • "Practice Skills Course: Family Law," NH Bar Association, June & December, 2013 - 2023
  • "Divorce Boot Camp," NH Bar Association, Fall 2012, 2015 & 2017, 2019
  • "Top 10 Tips for QDRO Preparation," NH Bar Association, February 19, 2019
  • "Tax Issues in Divorce," NH Bar Association, November 30, 2018
  • "Unbundled Legal Services - Maximizing Access to Justice," NH Bar Association, November 4, 2016
  • "Developments in the Law: Family Law," NH Bar Association, October 13, 2016
  • “Small Business and Divorce: What You Need to Know,” NH Bar Association, March 24, 2016
  • "Developments in the Law: Family Law," NH Bar Association, October 29, 2015
  • "Developments in the Law: Family Law," NH Bar Association, October 31, 2014
  • "Basic Family Law,"  NH Bar Association, Program Coordinator, September 19, 2014
  • "Update on Child Support,"  NH Bar Association, June 18, 2014
  • “Aftermath of the Wilbur Decision,” NH Bar Association, Program Chair, March 28, 2014
  • "Developments in the Law 2013," NH Women's Bar Association, January 24, 2014
  • "Developments in the Law 2012," NH Women's Bar Association, January 11, 2013
  • "Upcoming Changes to the NH Child Support Guidelines," NH Bar Association, Program Co-Chair June 12, 2013
  • "Family Law Update - Developments in Tax Law," NH Bar Association, October 26, 2012
  • “Litigating a Parenting Plan in Divorce,” NH Bar Association, May 13, 2011
  • “Issues Surrounding Modification of Parenting Plans,” NH Bar Association, March 23, 2011
  • “Developments in the Law 2010,” NH Women's Bar Association, February 3, 2011
  • "Development in Family Law: 2008," NH Women's Bar Association, May 26, 2009
  •  "She Works Hard for the Money" - Running a Healthy Divorce Practice in 2009, Family Law Forum / Crazy Love, February 13, 2009
  •  "Civil Unions," Lorman Education Services, April 15, 2008
  • "Developments in Family Law: 2007," NH Women's Bar Association, January 25, 2008
  • "Child Custody and Shared Parenting," NBI, December 3, 2007
  • "Recent Developments in Employment Law/Family Law: What Employers Need to Know" presented both in Andover, MA and in Bedford, NH, October 19th & October 31st, 2007
  • "Issues in Representing Military Members in Time of War," NH Federal Practice Institute, September 27, 2007
  • "Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes in Divorce," NBI,  March 28, 2007
  • "Developments in Family Law: 2006," NH Women's Bar Association, December 16, 2006
  • "2005 Family Law Forum," NH Trial Lawyers Association, May 5, 2005
  • "Handling Divorce Case & Child Custody," Devine Millimet, April 9, 2004
  • "Introduction and Overview of Divorce Litigation," NHBA, March 14, 2003

Community Involvement

  • The Chase Home, Portsmouth, NH – Board of Directors
  • NH Campaign For Legal Services Leadership Council
  • 603 Legal Aid - Pro Bono Committee
  • Seacoast Leadership Class of 2016
  • New Hampshire Pro Bono Referral Program Board of Governors, Secretary & Board Member - 2001-2021
  • Impact Melanoma of New England, Volunteer
  • Dempsey Center, Lewiston, ME - fundraiser

We Can Help You

Contact us today to learn more about how the attorneys at Devine Millimet can help you with your legal needs.

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            Bar Admissions



            New Hampshire


            Vermont Law School, JD, cum laude, 1994

            Worcester Polytechnic Institute, BS, 1991

            Awards & Affiliations

            Received the Best Lawyers® 2021 Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” award in Manchester

            Included in The Best Lawyers in America© for her work in Family Law since 2013

            New England Super Lawyers - Top Rated Family Law Attorney 2017-2021

            2012 Recipient of the L. Jonathan Ross Award for Outstanding Commitment to Legal Services for the Poor, New Hampshire Bar Association

            2007 Award of Merit, Center for Missing and Exploited Children

            2007 Co-Recipient of the Hillsborough County Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award, Pro Bono Referral Program

            American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators, Founding Member

            New Hampshire Bar Association, Family Law Section

            Certified Marital Mediator since 2003