New Hampshire allows you to complete your divorce without an attorney if you and your spouse can come to an agreement on what to do with your property and how you will care for any children that you have.
New Hampshire Residency Requirements
To get a divorce in New Hampshire, one of the following statements must be true: (1) Both spouses live in New Hampshire when the divorce is filed, or (2) The spouse who files for divorce has lived in New Hampshire for at least one year at the time the divorce is filed.
Grounds For Divorce
The no-fault ground for divorce in New Hampshire is that irreconcilable differences have caused the irremediable breakdown of the marriage.
Filing Your New Hampshire Divorce
The steps for filing your uncontested New Hampshire divorce are as follows:
- File a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage.
- Both spouses attend a First Appearance hearing and file the remaining documents. (If the non-filing spouse has good cause for being unable to attend the hearing, the Court may grant him or her an exemption from attending upon Motion.)
- Receive the Final Decree of Divorce signed by the Judge in the mail. (No final hearing is usually required.)
Division of property & debt, child parenting plan (including child support, visitation and custody), spousal support, and more are covered.
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Where to find Blank State Forms
If you prefer to complete your forms on your own, they can be directly downloaded from the New Hampshire Courts at no cost using these links: