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Carolyn S. Garvey


Carolyn is one of the founders of Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C.

Carolyn has focused her legal career on one area of the law — divorce and family law.  This dedication means she has the experience to handle the most challenging disputes that arise in divorce cases. She understands that our clients come to us at one of the most difficult times of their lives. Because their case will have a huge impact on them and their family, she knows her job is to bring peace of mind and protect our clients and their family.

With Carolyn’s focus on divorce and family law, she has been appointed by Marital Masters and family law judges to serve as a Guardian ad Litem in cases. Her experience and skill in divorce and family law were recognized when she was selected by other attorneys to serve as Vice-Chair of the Family Law Section for Merrimack County Bar Association.  Because of her knowledge and excellence in his area, Carolyn has been selected to serve as a lecturer for legal education seminars for other lawyers on family law issues.

Carolyn has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers In America in the practice area of Family Law in Concord.  

Professional Activities


Carolyn has been involved in some important family law cases before the New Hampshire Supreme Court:

  • In re Fontaine, 157 N.H. 640 (2008).
  • Johnson v. Coe, 142 N.H. 182 (1997).

Each attorney at Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C. is committed to New Hampshire through community service organizations and volunteer work, serving on boards of organizations and through the firm’s financial contributions. Please see a list of Community Involvement to which we have most recently given our time and financial support.


  • University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D.
  • Assumption College, B.A., cum laude
  • Best Lawyers 2023 | Carolyn S. Garvey
  • Best Lawyers | Lawyer of the Year 2024 | Carolyn S. Garvey
  • Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished 2017
  • Don't Ignore Inheritances in a Divorce 2009
  • Division of the Pre-Marital Trust or Inheritance, N.J.B.J., 2004 Visit Publication
  • Relocation of the Principal Residence of the Child, 40 N.H..J. 1 1999
  • The Fading Voices of Children in Litigation, 34 N.H.B.J. 11 1993
  • Emply Nest-Will Post-Majority Educational Support Ever End in Ne 33 N.H.B.J. 455 1992

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