Serving Concord, Laconia, Manchester and Nashua, NH areas.
If you are considering divorce and need legal assistance, divorce attorneys Michael Bedard and Michael Anderson at The Legal Connection, P.C., can provide experienced and compassionate guidance. From the filing of your initial divorce petition to the issuance of your final divorce decree, our legal professionals can guide you through the entire divorce process. Our ultimate goal is to help you obtain the most favorable result possible.
What Are The Requirements For Divorce?
Before couples can seek any type of divorce in New Hampshire, they must meet at least one of the following residency requirements:
- Both of the spouses live in New Hampshire at the time the divorce petition is filed OR
- The spouse seeking divorce lives in New Hampshire for at least one year prior to filing his or her petition
Even though couples in New Hampshire can seek divorces based on marital misconduct, most couples elect to file “no-fault” divorces. Essentially, no-fault divorces are those in which couples claim that irreconcilable differences have caused their marriages to breakdown beyond repair. However, no-fault does not mean uncontested.
Uncontested divorce is where both parties agree on all issues. Uncontested divorces rarely go to court. Contested divorce is where parties disagree on any issue or issues. Contested divorce is more expensive as it involves court proceedings. A judge usually makes the decisions.
When you seek legal guidance from the experienced attorneys at The Legal Connection, P.C., you can rest assured that your divorce will be handled competently and professionally. We will carefully examine every aspect of your divorce and provide you with the information needed to make informed legal decisions.
The Many Concerns Of Divorce
Once a divorce petition has been filed, several complex and important issues must be resolved, including property division, alimony, as well as child custody and visitation.
If the splitting spouses are able to come to an agreement regarding these issues, they can often avoid court. However, given the emotional, and often contentious, nature of divorce, agreements are not always possible. Fortunately, the skilled attorneys at The Legal Connection, P.C., are here to help when court proceedings become inescapable.
Short-term vs. Long-term Marriages
While there is no legal definition of long-term and short-term marriage, in a short-term marriage, a court will–more often than not–divide assets to replicate the division prior to marriage. In a long-term marriage, a court will divide assets equitably, or as close to equally in no-fault divorces. In fault divorce, the injured spouse may be awarded a greater percentage of assets.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
For immediate answers to your questions, we invite you to call and speak with a lawyer at no cost. Phones are answered 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays. We respond to emails within 12 hours. Our fees are very reasonable. If you decide to engage our firm to represent you, a retainer will be required. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and checks are accepted. Payment plans are available.
Divorce is never easy, which is why we go to such great lengths to ensure each and every one of your concerns is addressed. If you wish to speak to an experienced divorce lawyer, contact The Legal Connection, P.C., today.
Send a private, secure message to our divorce lawyers or call +1 (603) 224-3555. From our office in Concord, NH, we represent clients throughout Merrimack County, Hillsborough County and Belknap County.