Where to File
Be sure that New Hampshire has jurisdiction for your divorce
Nevada divorce law states that to file for a divorce:
1. You and our spouse must reside in the state at the time the action is filed, or;
2. You must reside in New Hampshire and have your spouse personally served within the State, or;
3. You resided in the New Hampshire for one year immediately precceeding your filing of the action.
If you have minor children who have lived with your spouse in another state for more than six months, it may be to your advantage to file in that state, since its courts will have the power to decide what happens to the children. Note: Your spouse has the option to waive that jurisdiction, which must be done properly, in writing.
With the exception of an option for residents living overseas, you must file your divorce in the county in which you presently live, or in the county where your spouse resides, if different. You or your spouse must have a residence within the county (in New Hampshire) in which you file for your divorce. If you live overseas, you can file in New Hampshire if you have maintained your residency in New Hampshire.
Military personnel on active duty--or their spouses--can file for divorce in New Hampshire provided they have been stationed in the state for six months or were residents of the state upon entering active duty.
Our staff is highly knowledgeable about special military requirements and the details of Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act.
Grounds For Divorce
NO-FAULT or FAULT ?
In New Hampshire, the law allow for divorces based upon "irreconcilable differences that have caused the irremediable breakdown of the marriage."
Waiting Periods refer to the time that a court requires to pass from the time the divorce is filed and the time that your divorce decree becomes final.
In New Hampshire, there is no mandatory waiting period for an uncontested divorce.