New Hampshire Online Divorce
How to File Your Own Divorce in New Hampshire
Outlined below is some background information you should know about filing for a divorce in New Hampshire. Once you become acquainted with this information, you can take our quiz to see if you qualify for the New Hampshire online divorce.

Using our online divorce is a quick and easy way to get all the completed documents you need in order to file for your own, uncontested divorce, while avoiding having to pay exorbitant attorney fees.

Residency Requirements

Every state has a set of residency requirements that must be met by the filing spouse in order for the court to have jurisdiction over the divorce proceedings. If you don't meet the residency requirements of the state you're trying to file in, the case may get dismissed by the court. The residency requirements in New Hampshire are as follows:

  • The parties must both be residents of the state and the filing spouse must be a resident for at least 1 year prior to filing; or
  • The grounds must have occurred in the state and one of the spouses must be a resident for at least 1 year prior to filing
  • The divorce shall be filed in the county in which either spouse resides

  • (New Hampshire Statutes - Chapters: 458:5, 458:6, 458:9)

Grounds for Divorce

There are also grounds each state will allow you to file under when filing for a divorce. The ground for divorce is the reason that you and your spouse are filing for a divorce. The following are the grounds for divorce in New Hampshire:

  • No Fault:
    • Irreconcilable differences which have caused the irremediable breakdown of the marriage
  • Fault:
    • Impotence
    • Adultery
    • Extreme cruelty
    • Imprisonment for more than one year
    • When either party has so treated the other as seriously to injure health or endanger reason
    • Desertion for up to 2 years together, and has not been heard of
    • Habitual drinking and has been such for 2 years together
    • Refused to cohabit with the other for 6 months together

    (New Hampshire Statutes - Chapters: 458:7, 458:26)

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