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New Hampshire | Section Summary

Marital age requirements in New Hampshire:

Male (parental consent)
Female (parental consent)
Any marriage contracted by persons under 18 may, in discretion of superior court, be annulled at suit of the party who at the time of marriage was under 18. The parent or guardian can also annul, unless the parties confirm marriage upon reaching age of consent (18 years).
Welcome to MaritalLaws! In this section you will find information on laws regarding alimony, child support, custody, divorce, visitation, and even property division for the state of New Hampshire.

New Hampshire | Alimony Law Summary

In the state of New Hampshire, following or during a dissolution of marriage or legal separation, a spouse may file for alimony support. ....... Click here to get more info on Alimony

New Hampshire | Child Support Law Summary

If the obligor parent's gross income is less than the self-support reserve and the court has determined that the obligor is not voluntarily unemployed or underemployed, the court shall order the child support obligation in the amount of a minimum support order. ....... Click here to get more info on Child Support

New Hampshire | Custody Law Summary

If a parent makes a good faith allegation based on a reasonable belief supported by facts that the parent's child is a victim of physical abuse or neglect or sexual abuse perpetrated by the other parent and if the parent making the allegation acts lawfully and in good faith in accordance with such belief to protect the child or seek treatment for the child, the parent making the allegation shall not be deprived of parenting time, or contact with the child based on reasonable actions taken in accordance with that belief. ....... Click here to get more info on Custody

New Hampshire | Divorce Law Summary

One of the spouses must be a resident of the state of New Hampshire, or is an individual from the Armed Forces who has been positioned in this state, for one year before the divorce decree can be sought.

The state, like many others, have two options, the no-fault and fault divorce. For a no-fault divorce, the couple must agree, with evidence, that the marriage is not able to be saved and submit the evidence to the courts for validation.

A fault divorce can only be given for the following reasons: I. Impotency of either party. II. Adultery of either party. III. Extreme cruelty of either party to the other. IV. Conviction of either party, in any State or Federal District, of a crime punishable by ....... Click here to get more info on Divorce

New Hampshire | Visitation Law Summary

New Hampshire law states that a biological parent of a minor child may request visitation rights as part of an open divorce, parentage or custody case. A person may also file a petition for visitation on its own.

The court will decide a request for visitation based on whether granting a parent visitation would be in the "best interests of the child."

What is considered in a child's "best interests" are outlined under the custody and visitation statute which indicate the following factors are relevant to this type of decision:

New Hampshire | Property Division Law Summary

Under New Hampshire law, marital property is that which is acquired or is a direct result of the labor and investments of the parties during the marriage is subject to equitable division. Equitable division does not mean marital property is divided equally, it is divided in manner that results in a fair or equitable result for each spouse.

Courts will consider the following factors: each spouse’s share of the marital property; monetary and non-monetary contributions by each spouse to the marriage; the monetary needs of each spouse; length of the marriage, any prior ....... Click here to get more info on Property Division

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