New Hampshire Divorce Questions & Answers

Q: divorced 6 years, ex lives in house I do not my name is on deed but not mortgage now demanding me to pay

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New Hampshire on
Answered on Dec 15, 2018
Joshua H Bearce's answer
This answer to this question depends on the terms of your Divorce Decree. If your Decree states that he is solely responsible for these expenses, then he cannot force you to contribute. In contrast, if the Decree states that you are required to make some contribution to those expenses, then he can demand that contribution. You must also take into account the fact that a failure to timely pay these expenses may have an adverse impact on your credit. I suggest you speak with an attorney who...

Q: Is it OK for my GAL to forward our private email's to the opposing counsel without my permission?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 1, 2018
Joseph Caulfield's answer
Unless you've agreed to something else in the GAL Stipulation, the GAL's file is open to both parties, meaning everything can be obtained.

Q: Wife and kids moved in March to MA kids finished school in NH till the end of June. Where were they considered residents

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New Hampshire on
Answered on Dec 8, 2017
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
The children's residence will most likely be determined to be where they live not where they attend school. March was quite some time ago so it really will depend on where they resided for all that time. I wonder if the school has the children's address listed in Mass or NH? Be careful how you bring this up if both of you wanted the children in school and they reside in Mass but you did not let the school know they moved. Good luck!

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

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Aug 8, 2017
Israel Piedra's answer
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.

Q: Hello, Divorce agreement says I can not take kids out of school. They Irish Dance. Ex signed them up during school hours

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for New Hampshire on
Answered on Apr 1, 2017
Joseph D Garrison's answer
If you both agree then that's fine. You should have your ex confirm that it is OK in writing (text or email) so you have a record of it.

Q: How can I estimate how much of a settlement I might get in my divorce ?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jul 5, 2016
Israel Piedra's answer
It's impossible to estimate, but you can learn about what factors the court will consider. My firm recently did a blog post on this subject. Read more here:

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

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 26, 2016
Israel Piedra's answer
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.

Q: I received a action for divorce summons. Do I send my answer to the Plaintiffs Attorney or to the court?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 23, 2016
Israel Piedra's answer
Most likely both. But you should ask in the NY Justia section or check the court rules.

Q: I'm seeking to divorce my spouse. About 2 years ago we purchased a home. Loan is in my name but they're on the deed too.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Apr 15, 2016
Israel Piedra's answer

If your spouse is adversarial, make sure you seek a family law attorney. If you're in the Nashua area, please email me for more information.


Q: I need representation for a divorce, my husband filed. What are my options. I have no money up front.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for New Hampshire on
Answered on Mar 28, 2016
Israel Piedra's answer
You may qualify for legal aid. Read more here:

Q: My wife and I separated, she moved to another state and we had a parenting / divorce plan signed by us both and filed

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Divorce for New Hampshire on
Answered on Feb 22, 2016
Israel Piedra's answer
It sounds like a very fact-specific situation. What exactly is your question? Child abuse is a criminal charge which would be determined by the police.

If you're wondering how these events could affect child custody, you should speak to a family law attorney. Such an event could certainly be grounds for a modification of child custody.


There are several attorneys at my firm that specialize in family law matters. If you have a specific question, please...

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