Nashua Divorce Lawyer
Protecting Your Rights & Fighting for Your Best Interests
Divorce is one of the most difficult and stressful events that a person can experience. It can also be one of the most freeing. The divorce attorney you select to handle your divorce can make all the difference between a divorce that goes perfectly and one that ends in disaster. We can also help you if your marriage qualifies for annulment.
At Bernazzani Law, our divorce lawyers in Nashua provide the answers, guidance, and assistance you need to make decisions that are right for you and your family about matters related to property division, child custody and support, alimony (spousal support), and relocation. For more than 25 years, we have helped clients resolve their divorce-related problems, and we can assist you, too.
Experience in All Divorce Matters
Our lawyers have successfully assisted many clients throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts with a wide variety of divorce issues.
We can handle the following, and more:
- Uncontested divorces — helping clients to settle their financial and parenting issues out of court, thereby saving money, time, and emotional conflict
- Contested divorces — assisting clients who must go to court or seek mediation to resolve complicated issues surrounding financial assets, real property, and parenting responsibilities
- Legal separations — involving clients who are not ready to divorce or who do not wish to divorce for financial, personal, or religious reasons
- Civil union dissolution — representing clients who seek to dissolve a civil union, and to resolve issues relating to money, real property, and shared children, whether through negotiations, mediation, or in court
What Are Grounds for Divorce in New Hampshire?
Just like every other state, New Hampshire is a no-fault divorce state. This means that a couple does not have to prove a fault in the other spouse in order to file for divorce. The couple must simply state that there are “irreconcilable differences”, which have caused the marriage to breakdown beyond repair.
While a no-fault is the simplest and most common way to divorce, New Hampshire does have various options for a “fault” divorce. A spouse can also file for divorce based on the following grounds:
- Criminal conviction
- Negligent behavior that put the filing spouse’s health at risk
- Abandonment without contact for two years or more
- Alcohol or drug abuse for two years or more
- When one spouse joins a religious sect that prohibits relations between the husband and wife and leads that spouse to separate for six months or longer
Contact our firm to learn more about New Hampshire divorce laws and to discuss the best option for you.
What Are New Hampshire's Divorce Residency Requirements?
The residency requirements for filing for divorce in New Hampshire are one of the following:
- Both spouses are residents in New Hampshire and the filing spouse has been a resident for at least one year before filing for divorce, OR;
- The grounds for divorce occurred in the state and one of the spouses has been a resident for at least one year
It’s important to meet the residency requirements for a New Hampshire court to have jurisdiction over your case. Contact our firm to learn more.
Is NH A No-Fault State For Divorce?
Yes, New Hampshire is a no-fault state for divorce. This means that you do not have to prove that your spouse did anything wrong to get a divorce. Instead, all you need to do is show that the marriage is irretrievably broken. For example, this can be done by showing that you and your spouse have lived apart for at least 12 months or that you and your spouse have been unable to live together as husband and wife for at least 12 months because of discord or conflict between you.
Call (603) 261-2214 for a Free Consultation with a Divorce Attorney
Reach out to Bernazzani Law today to schedule a free initial consultation with our Nashua divorce lawyers. We can discuss your situation with you and help you figure out the best way to proceed. Our team can efficiently guide you through each stage of the divorce process as we defend your rights and help you make well-informed decisions about your future.
Call (603) 261-2214 to get started on your case, and schedule a free consultation.
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