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If you’re interested in learning more about divorce laws in the state of New Hampshire, take a look at the information, links, and resources below. These resources are not meant to be an exhaustive list, but they should point you in a number of possible directions that your own research might take. You might also be interested in researching the New Hampshire Code yourself, or simply consulting with a New Hampshire attorney specializing in divorce law.

New Hampshire Divorce Resources:

New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence: Domestic Violence and Mediation: This informative brochure contains basic information relating to the mediation process used in New Hampshire in cases of domestic violence and divorce filings. The brochure also contains contact information for domestic violence centers around the state.

New Hampshire Domestic Violence Crisis and Support Resources: This website provides contact information for New Hampshire domestic violence shelters, crisis centers, safe houses, and violence prevention programs. It also contains links to New Hampshire resources for legal aid, legal forms, New Hampshire attorney general, law enforcement, child abuse, child support, social services, finding a lawyer, finding a counselor, and more.

New Hampshire Courts: Family Division: This website, operated by the New Hampshire judiciary, provides answers to some additional questions you may have about divorce and parenting in the state.

Free Advice Divorce Articles:
Common Law Marriages
Dividing Up Property in a Divorce: Community Property vs. Equitable Distribution
The Divorce Process: From Separation to Final Judgment
Ending a Marriage or Taking a Break
Effect of Premarital Agreements on Divorce
Effect of Divorce on Taxes
Effect of Divorce on Estate Planning/Wills

New Hampshire Family Law Statutes (Revised Statutes, or MRS):

New Hampshire Legal Separation: MRS 458-26

New Hampshire Divorce:
Grounds/Fault – No-Fault: MRS 458-24
Residency/Where to File: MRS 458-3, 458-9
Simplified or Special Procedures: MRS 458-27 
Divorce Mediation: MRS 458-15a, 458-15c
Annulment: MRS 458-1

New Hampshire Divorce and Finances:
Property Division/Debts: MRS 458-16a
Spousal Support: MRS 458-18, 458-31

New Hampshire Divorce and Children:
Child Custody: MRS 458-17
Child Support: MRS 458-17, 458-35

New Hampshire Divorce/Child Support/Child Custody Lawyers:
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How a Family Lawyer Can Help

New Hampshire Online Divorce Services: – An online documentation service that helps users file for divorce.– Offers an affordable way to file for uncontested divorces online.

New Hampshire Divorce Laws: Click below to find the New Hampshire Divorce information you’re looking for:
New Hampshire Divorce Law, Lawyers & Attorneys
New Hampshire Divorce & Separation
New Hampshire Divorce & Finances
New Hampshire Child Custody & New Hampshire Child Support

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