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Legal Information: New Hampshire


February 10, 2020

At what point during the divorce process do I need to request alimony?

You can make a motion for term alimony either:

  • before the final divorce order is signed; or
  • within five years after the divorce decree is entered.1

With reimbursement alimony, however, the request must be made before the final divorce decree is effective.2

1 NH ST § 458:19-a(I)
2 NH ST § 458:19-a(V)