Melrose Park, IL asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for New Hampshire

Q: Can I immediately file for an annulment OR divorce in New Hampshire by moving there and/OR establishing residency there?

Also if you have dual residency how would that affect UCCJEA?? My "spouse" claims he'll agree to a jurisdiction waiver.... We've been seperated well over 2 years. I want this done and over with ASAP!!

Thank you tremendously for any information or feedback! It's greatly appreciated!!

2 Lawyer Answers

Israel Piedra

Answered
  • Nashua, NH
  • Licensed in New Hampshire

A: One of the following must apply to file for divorce in New Hampshire: 1) both parties live in New Hampshire, 2) the petitioner (the spouse starting the divorce action) has lived in New Hampshire for one year, or 3) the petitioner lives in New Hampshire and their spouse can be served with divorce papers in New Hampshire.

Israel Piedra

Answered
  • Nashua, NH
  • Licensed in New Hampshire

A: However, if the Respondent does not live in NH, and the Petitioner (you) has lived in NH for less than one year, the parties can file a joint petition or the Respondent can file a waiver of service.

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