Legal Information: New Hampshire
Step 4: Service of process
The abuser must be “served” with your petition and the notice of the hearing date, along with your temporary protective order if you were granted one. There is no charge to have the authorities serve the abuser, such as a peace officer or the sheriff’s department.1
You can find more information about service of process in our Preparing for Court – By Yourself section, in the question called What is service of process and how do I accomplish it?
1 N.H. Rev. Stat. § 173-B:3(III)
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