Salem NH Divorce Lawyer
Our Salem, New Hampshire Office
The Law Offices of Attorney Michael F. Mimno
9 Red Roof Lane
Salem, NH 03079
Divorce is a concept that very few people want to think about. Unfortunately, divorce is a reality for many couples living in Salem, New Hampshire. While going through a divorce can be legally complex and emotionally taxing, attorney Michael F. Mimno can provide you with the legal support necessary to smoothly guide you through the process.
Grounds for Divorce in New Hampshire
The starting point for an individual seeking divorce is the grounds for divorce in New Hampshire. Under New Hampshire law, a divorce may be granted on fault based or non-fault based grounds. The latter refers to irreconcilable differences between the divorcing parties. Fault based grounds, on the other hand, refer to:
- Extreme cruelty;
- Conviction of felony and/or imprisonment;
- Absenteeism for two years or more;
- Habitual drunkenness;
- Lack of cohabitation for six months or more;
- Abandonment; and
- Injury to health or person by one spouse’s actions to the other.
The grounds for divorce can be found in New Hampshire RSA 456, 7 and 7-a. All divorce petitions filed in New Hampshire must declare the grounds on which the divorce is being filed. And, evidence must be presented to substantiate those grounds.
Common Issues During Divorce
In addition to establishing and proving grounds for divorce, there are a number of legal issues that must be remedied during the divorce proceedings. Most commonly, issues in divorce include division of property, assets, and retirement accounts; establishment of alimony/spousal support payments; arrangement of child custody; determination of child support payments; and more. Working out a resolution of these can be very trying, confusing, and emotionally draining. Often times, coming to an agreement on divorce issues is impossible for couples to do on their own, leading to hurt feelings and unhappiness.
When couples cannot make determinations about the decisions that must be made during a divorce, a judge will make these decisions for them.
Why You Need a Salem Divorce Lawyer
Filing for divorce on your own can be tempting, especially if you’re worried about incurring legal costs. The truth is, though, filing for divorce without a legal representation can be much more costly in the long run–without a legal advocate on your side, you may lose out on your right to alimony payments, child support payments, child custody, or fair and equitable division of property. An attorney can also help you to gather the evidence required to substantiate your grounds for divorce.
Attorney Michael F. Mimno is the right Salem divorce lawyer for you. At our law offices, we can explain to you everything you need to know about divorce law, mediation, how judge’s make divorce determinations, how you can improve your chances of a divorce judgement being made in your favor, and more. For a free consultation, call us today at (603) 479-1152.