New Hampshire Divorce Lawyer
If you’re married in New Hampshire and are considering getting a divorce from your spouse, it’s important that you familiarize yourself with all of the different aspects of divorce, ranging from how to file for divorce to how your marital property may be divided. If you have questions regarding divorce, Attorney Michael F. Mimno can guide you through what you need to know.
Grounds for Divorce in New Hampshire
Each state has a different law regarding the grounds for divorce, or the reasons for which a party or couple can legally pursue a divorce. In New Hampshire, you can pursue either an at-fault or no-fault divorce. In the former, divorce can be filed if one party is impotent, has committed adultery, is imprisoned for more than one year, exhibits extreme cruelty, deserts his or her spouse for more than two years, habitually drinks for more than two years, refuses to cohabitate for six months or more, or injures or endangers his or her spouse’s health. Filing an at-fault divorce can be advantageous for a party who wants to gain leverage for a court-ordered alimony, property division order, or child custody order.
A no-fault divorce can also be filed in New Hampshire. In a no-fault divorce, divorce is filed based on “irreconcilable differences” of the parties’, according to Title XLIII Domestic Relations, Chapter 458 – Annulment, Divorce and Separation of the New Hampshire Revised Statues Annotated.
How are divorce issues decided?
There are a multitude of issues that will present themselves during a divorce. There are five different ways that these decisions can be made, including:
- Court litigation
- Lawyer negotiations
- Collaborative practice
- Informally (decisions are made between divorcing spouses without third-party assistance)
Mediation is often one of the best ways to make decisions about divorce. However, when agreement cannot be reached, negotiations between the parties’ lawyers may be necessary. Often times, a divorce hearing is necessary, and the court will make decisions regarding the divorce.
A New Hampshire Divorce Attorney is a Must
Divorce is extremely complicated. Unless you have an attorney on your side, you may get the short end of the stick, figuratively speaking, when it comes to decisions regarding property division, child custody and support, alimony, and more. A New Hampshire divorce attorney can assist you in filing for divorce, deciding whether or not you want to pursue a no-fault or at-fault divorce, and helping to make sure that your divorce agreement is fair. At The Law Offices of Attorney Michael F. Mimno, our legal team is ready to help you now. If you’re ready too, call us today at 978-470-4567.