What are the grounds and residency requirements to file for an uncontested or "no-fault" divorce in New Hampshire?

Requirements to Use the New Hampshire Divorce with Children

    1. Both spouses must be residents of New Hampshire when the divorce is filed.

      --OR--

    2. The spouse filing for divorce must have been a resident of New Hampshire for at least one year immediately prior to filing for divorce and the other spouse was personally served with process within New Hampshire.

      --OR--

    3. The cause of divorce must have arisen in New Hampshire and one of the spouses must be living in New Hampshire when the divorce is filed.
  1. Both parties have ceased to live together as husband and wife without any hope of reconciliation.
  2. There is no existing "protective order" or "no contact order" between you and your spouse.
  3. There are no pending adoption, juvenile, domestic violence, domestic relations, paternity, legitimation, custody, parental rights and responsibilities, or other proceedings in any court in any state affecting any Petitioner, Respondent or child(ren) named in this petition.

Requirements to Use the New Hampshire Divorce with No Children

    1. Both spouses must be residents of New Hampshire when the divorce is filed.

      --OR--

    2. The spouse filing for divorce must have been a resident of New Hampshire for at least one year immediately prior to filing for divorce and the other spouse was personally served with process within New Hampshire.

      --OR--

    3. The cause of divorce must have arisen in New Hampshire and one of the spouses must be living in New Hampshire when the divorce is filed.
  1. Both parties have ceased to live together as husband and wife without any hope of reconciliation.
  2. There are no minor children or adult children, and the wife is not pregnant.
  3. There is no existing "protective order" or "no contact order" between you and your spouse.

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