Margaret Kerouac

650 Elm Street, Suite 402
Manchester, New Hampshire 03101
United States
Office Phone: 603-461-5355
Member since 2010
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Attorney

Margaret has more than twenty 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, attorneys, doctors, dentists, retirees, those with inherited wealth, and many others. Her cases regularly involve issues relating to the valuation and division of complex assets such as business interests, trust rights, stock options, investment real estate, foreign assets, private equity interests, 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. The New Hampshire Supreme Court has appointed her 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 holds a Martindale AV rating, the highest possible rating. 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.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law, Mediation
License(s): Member NH Bar Association

Professional Activities

*Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers *Member, NH Collaborative Law Alliance *Member, IACP *Court-appointed member, NH Attorney Discipline System's Complaint Screening Committee (and former court-appointed member of Professional Conduct Committee) *Member, NH Bar Association Family Law Section (Chair/Co-Chair 2008-2012) *Member, Central NH Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Founding Member, Co-Chair *Seacoast Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Founding Member, Co-Chair *Founding Member, American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators

Undergraduate Education

Bentley College, B.A., cum laude, 1997

Professional Education

Suffolk University Law School, magna cum laude, 2000


Margaret served as an elected leader, and ultimately chair, of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Family Law Section from 2005-2012. She was also a founding member and chair of two collaborative law practice groups.  Margaret was also a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Committee on Cooperation with the Courts as well as the Family Division’s Rules and Policy Groups.  In those groups and committees, she collaborated with members of the judiciary and other practitioners on rules, policies of the courts, and professional conduct matters. Margaret has authored numerous articles and blog posts on various issues relating to divorce.  She is a frequent speaker at 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.