What are the Residency and Filing Requirements for Divorce in New Hampshire?

In New Hampshire, residency may be established in one of three ways: (1) both parties may be domiciled in New Hampshire when the divorce proceedings are commenced; (2) the plaintiff may be domiciled in New Hampshire and the defendant may be personally serviced with process in New Hampshire; or (3) the plaintiff may have been a New Hampshire resident for at least one year at the time the proceeding is commenced. (New Hampshire Statutes, Section 458:5) The divorce petition should be brought in superior court in the county in which either party resides. (New Hampshire Statutes, Section 458:9)

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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