Littleton, NH asked in Divorce for New Hampshire

Q: Is there anyone in NH that can interpret RSA 458:26 1 as to the word "might" ?

am stuck on the word "might" because in this particular case, neither party can divorce except when adultery has been committed or either party denounces their same faith. None of the above-mentioned circumstances exist. So with this thought in mind neither party could attest that a divorce "might" occur. Is my interpretation correct? Has that argument ever been made? Please help. Thank you in advance.


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Israel Piedra
Israel Piedra
  • Nashua, NH
  • Licensed in New Hampshire

A: I'm a little confused about what you're asking. You say "neither party can divorce" except for those situations, but I assume that's a religious limitation, not a legal one. That would have no effect on interpretation of the statute.

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