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New Hampshire family law resources.



The New Hampshire Family Law Research Guide focuses on family law in New Hampshire, providing information for individuals and legal practitioners. Family law is generally a state law issue, which means that family laws differ from state to state. Please keep in mind that this guide is focused on New Hampshire ONLY.

The Family Courts in New Hampshire, established under RSA 490-D:1deal with all domestic relations issues including: divorce, parenting plans, abuse and neglect, juvenile delinquency, and parental terminationFamily law also intersects with other areas of the law depending on the case. These areas include criminal law, tax law, bankruptcy law, probate law, or business law

Circumstances differ from case to case. Please seek an attorney's advice for your particular circumstances. If you are in need of an attorney, please see Legal Services for more information on how to obtain one.

NH Family Law Research Guide Outline

NH Family Division Locations

Rules, Statutes, and Protocols

Forms, Filing

Legal Services


Marriage, Cohabitation

​​Divorce, Annulment


Parents, Parenting Time, Child Support

Domestic Violence

Children's Rights

Juvenile Delinquency, Children in New of Services

Abuse, Neglect, TPR

Adoption, GuardianshipFoster Parenting

Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)

Grandparents Rights

ADR, Mediation

Library Resources

Other Resources

Updates & Authors

December, 2018: Elizabeth Barrett, 2018 Library Fellow

2012: Linh Nguyen, 2012 Library Fellow