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ATTORNEYMargaret R. Kerouac

Margaret has nearly twenty-five years of experience focused on high-asset and complex divorce cases.  Margaret’s clients include business owners, public figures, elected officials, executives of publicly traded companies, successful inventors, tech entrepreneurs, attorneys, doctors, dentists, retirees, those with generational wealth, and many others.  Her cases regularly involve issues relating to the valuation and division of complex assets such as business interests, private equity, commercial/investment real estate, trust rights, stock options, foreign assets, and intellectual property rights.

Margaret’s practice focuses on the private, creative and client-centered resolution of family matters primarily through mediation, negotiation, collaborative law, and other settlement techniques, but with the recognition that litigation and trial are sometimes necessary to resolve family disputes.  Margaret is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML), a distinction that signifies her reputation as one of the best family law attorneys in the country. She was also appointed by the New Hampshire Supreme Court to serve four successive terms on attorney discipline system committees, first on the Professional Conduct Committee (an adjudicatory arm of the attorney discipline system) and then on the Complaint Screening Committee (a committee that determines whether there is sufficient evidence of a violation to warrant further processing of a complaint).

Margaret has significant trial experience and holds the designation of NITA Advocate. She is listed in New Hampshire Magazine’s Best Lawyers and has held a Martindale AV rating, the highest possible rating, for more than a decade.  In addition, Margaret is recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Family Law, Mediation, Arbitration, and Collaborative Law.  She was named “Lawyer of the Year” in 2024, 2022 and 2018 by Best Lawyers.  She has also been recognized by Super Lawyers for more than a decade.




  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Bentley University, cum laude

Past Experience

Margaret served as an elected leader, and ultimately chair, of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Family Law Section for seven years.  She was also a founding member and chair of two collaborative law practice groups.  She was a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Committee on Cooperation with the Courts and the Family Division’s Rules and Policy Groups.  In those groups, she collaborated with members of the judiciary and other practitioners on the rules and policies of the courts.  Margaret has authored numerous articles and presented at many continuing legal education seminars on topics such as handling complex assets in divorce, advanced property division, and postnuptial agreements.  Margaret is also a certified collaborative law attorney and trained mediator.  She is a vocal proponent of mediation and collaborative law in the divorce context.

Professional Involvement

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow
  • New Hampshire Supreme Court Complaint Screening Committee, Committee Member (2024-present)
  • New Hampshire Supreme Court Professional Conduct Committee, Committee Member (2014-2023 – maximum term)
  • The American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators, Advisor, Board Member and Founding Member
  • Collaborative Law Alliance of New Hampshire, Member
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), Member
  • American Bar Association, Sections of Family Law and Litigation, Member
  • Family Law Section of New Hampshire Bar Association, Member and Former Chair (elected to leadership from 2005 to 2012, Chair 2008-2011, Co-Chair 2011-2012)
  • New Hampshire Bar Association Committee on Cooperation with the Courts, Former Member
  • Seacoast Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Founding Member and former Co-Chair
  • Central New Hampshire Divorce Professionals (Concord, NH Collaborative Practice Group), Founding Member and former Co-Chair
  • New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association, Member (formerly on Board of Directors)
  • New Hampshire Association for Justice (formerly on Board of Governors)

Honors & Recognitions

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
  • Selected by The Best Lawyers in America for Family Law, Collaborative Law, Arbitration, Mediation and as practice area “Lawyer of the Year” for (2024, 2022 and 2018).
  • Appointed by Supreme Court to four successive terms on the Professional Conduct Committee and Complaint Screening Committee
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (2014-present)
  • Super Lawyers (Family Law, 2015-present)
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (Family Law, 2009-2014)
  • NITA Advocate
  • Top 10 Attorney Award, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (2014-2016)
  • Jack B. Middleton Pro Bono Legal Services Award (2005)