Londonderry, NH asked in Family Law for New Hampshire

Q: If there is a parenting plan in place but need to change it. The father is living in motels and I have a stable living

He has been verbally abusive as well. Is this good to be able to change the plan? What do I need to do?

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Andrew S. Winters
Andrew S. Winters
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A: The law allows you to ask to modify a parenting plan for certain reasons. The list of reasons is found in this statute: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/xliii/461-a/461-a-11.htm

Here is a list of court instructions on how to file a petition to modify https://www.courts.state.nh.us/fdpp/servicecenters/checklists/checklistfiles/Petition-to-Change-Court-Order-Checklist.pdf

And here is a link to the petition form itself: https://www.courts.state.nh.us/forms/nhjb-2062-f.pdf

Also, in cases of a true emergency you can file what is called an ex parte petition. The juge will only allow that in cases of a true emergency. The instructions for that are: https://www.courts.state.nh.us/forms/nhjb-2076-f-instructions.pdf

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