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New Hampshire Divorce Laws-Frequently Asked Questions

1. My spouse does not want to divorce, what should I do?
There is nothing to worry about because New Hampshire divorce laws allow every spouse to claim a divorce. Though such kind of divorces may take relatively longer time.

2. What is the minimum time period processing of a divorce in New Hampshire takes?
The minimum time a New Hampshire divorce takes is 2-4 months. Some divorces may take 6-12 months depending on the complexity of the case.
3. What is the difference between uncontested and contested divorce?
It is estimated that more than 90% of the New Hampshire marriages end up in uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is the one in which both the spouses agree upon all the issues i.e. divorce grounds, support, alimony, property division etc. In case of contested divorce, the spouses do not agree on one or more of the forestated issues.
4. Is there any possibility to get divorce without a divorce lawyer?
Yes, you can get a divorce without hiring a divorce lawyer. But it should only be done when and if you have vast knowledge of the court procedures and paper works, otherwise you should appoint a divorce attorney.
5. How much a New Hampshire divorce costs?
New Hampshire divorce costs about $147 for filing a case. The divorce lawyer fees vary depending on their skills and experience. If your case is simple, i.e. no child or no property is involved; you can hire a divorce lawyer for about $500. Usually a divorce lawyer's fee ranges from $3,000-$15,000.
6. How do divorce lawyers charge their fee?
Most of the divorce lawyers charge their fees on per hour basis, while some have fixed charges for a case.
7. Suppose my wife and I agree on all the issues and want to hire the same divorce lawyer, can we?
According to the New Hampshire divorce laws, no divorce lawyer can represent both spouses at the same time. So, you and your wife must hire two different divorce attorneys.
8. What are the grounds on which New Hampshire divorce becomes legal?
New Hampshire divorce laws have one no-fault divorce ground which is irreconcilable differences. The major fault divorce grounds in New Hampshire are adultery, extreme cruelty, abandonment and conviction of crime and imprisonment.
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