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Legal Information: New Hampshire

Divorce

Updated: 
February 10, 2020

What are the residency requirements for divorce in New Hampshire?

The judge can grant you a divorce in New Hampshire if:

  • both you and your spouse live in New Hampshire when you start the divorce case;
  • you live in New Hampshire and your spouse is personally served with the divorce paperwork while in the state; or
  • you have lived in New Hampshire for one year before filing for divorce.1

The judge can also grant you a divorce based on irreconcilable differences that have cause the permanent (“irremediable”) breakdown of the marriage.2

1 NH ST § 458:5
2 NH ST § 458:7-a