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Harriet J. Fishman Esq.

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Mediator in private practice.


Marital Master, New Hampshire Superior Court and New Hampshire Family Division. As a Marital Master since 1991, I have presided over thousands of divorce and parenting actions, domestic violence cases, and child support lawsuits. From the temporary to the final hearing as well as matters brought forward after a final decree issued, I have years of judicial experience focused upon family issues. With the exception of requests for incarceration, I heard all disputed issues. In that I truly believe that an agreement reached by the parties without coercion is the best manner in which to resolve family-related issues, it was my practice on the bench to facilitate discussion among the parties and counsel with a goal of reaching a mutually acceptable stipulation.

Deputy Clerk, Rockingham Superior Court with a concentration in the Marital Division. I was primarily responsible to the Masters, court staff, counsel and pro se litigants in both an administrative and advisory capacity.

Private practice, associate and partner at the Giles Law Office. For four years, I had a private law practice with emphasis on personal injury, medical malpractice, and workers' compensation matters.

1982, J.D. Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH.
1977, B.S. Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
1974, R.N. Beth Israel School of Nursing, New York, NY.

Over the past 17 years, I have attended numerous seminars provided by the New Hampshire Superior Court and the New Hampshire Family Division on Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation and substantive areas of family law.