Filing for an Uncontested Divorce in NH? Do It the Easy Way!

Divorce Settlement Agreement Filing for an Uncontested Divorce in NH? Do It the Easy Way!

Getting a Divorce in NH Doesn’t Have To Cause a Migraine!

If you think that filing for divorce in NH requires you to spend days in the courtroom or waste money on lawyers, we’re happy to tell you it doesn’t! We can show you how to file for a friendly divorce and save you from unnecessary stress.

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NH Divorce Laws—Fault vs. No-Fault Divorce

New Hampshire allows you to file for divorce on either fault or no-fault grounds. Consult the table below to see how they differ:


Fault Divorce No-Fault Divorce
Filing for a fault divorce means that one spouse blames the other for ruining the marriage. The spouse who wants to file for a fault divorce can do it on the following grounds:

  • Impotence
  • Adultery
  • Extreme cruelty
  • Felony conviction
  • Endangerment
  • Desertion
  • Chemical dependency
  • Religious beliefs that undermine the marriage
  • Abandonment
If neither spouse blames the other for the breakup of the marriage, they can file for a no-fault divorce. There are no specific grounds on which to file for this type of divorce. A judge normally grants it due to irreconcilable differences between the spouses

Uncontested Divorce in NH—Explained

If you and your spouse wish to file for a no-fault divorce and can reach a mutual agreement on the important matters, you should consider getting an uncontested divorce and filing a joint petition. Some important matters that you should agree on are:

  • Property division
  • Allocation of debts
  • Child custody
  • Parenting time
  • Alimony
  • Child support

The process of filing for an uncontested divorce in NH is different than the one in most states. While other states usually require you and your spouse to agree on each divorce-related issue, in New Hampshire, you won’t have to cover every single one. Although it’s best to agree on everything beforehand, it isn’t mandatory.

The court will use the joint petition to see what issues you two will resolve on your own, and the judge will rule on the remaining ones.

In case you can’t find common ground, you can hire a divorce mediator to help you out. Mediators in NH can assist you with finding an appropriate solution that works for both you and your spouse.

Filing for an uncontested divorce is cheaper and quicker than going through the contested divorce procedure. It saves you the unnecessary hassle in court, and you can usually handle the entire process without hiring a lawyer.

How To File for an Uncontested Divorce in NH

The instructions below show you how to file for a NH uncontested divorce step by step:

  1. Check with your local courthouse what divorce papers you need to provide (you may need a personal data sheet, vital statistics form, or a financial affidavit)
  2. Fill out the joint petition for divorce
  3. File the petition and/or other divorce papers
  4. Get a divorce settlement agreement

In NH, you don’t have to serve your spouse with a copy of uncontested divorce papers, which helps you save a pretty penny.

While the joint petition will already spell out all of the divorce-related aspects you and your spouse agreed upon, you should also consider drafting a divorce settlement agreement and repeating all of the info from the petition. A divorce settlement agreement can provide additional protection enabling you to avoid misunderstandings and disputes.

Divorce Papers in NH—Draft a Divorce Settlement Agreement Without a Lawyer

The divorce process can be quite expensive. If you want to save money, you don’t have to pay a divorce lawyer to assist you in drawing up a divorce settlement agreement.

You can draft this document on your own:

  1. By following online templates—Search the Internet for the available NH divorce settlement agreement templates. Follow one of the templates to write your document, but keep in mind the info found there isn’t always reliable. Make sure to do thorough research to ensure your document is valid
  2. With DoNotPay—Skip the hassle of figuring out what template to use and sign up for DoNotPay to create a perfectly valid divorce settlement agreement in a few minutes

DoNotPay Draws Up Your NH Divorce Settlement Agreement in a Jiffy!

There is no need to spend ages writing a divorce settlement agreement by yourself when you can have DoNotPay create one in minutes! Answer a few simple questions, and let us do the rest. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Sign up for DoNotPay
  2. Find and select the Divorce Settlement Agreement tool
  3. Answer a few questions

Once you finish, DoNotPay will draft your agreement, and all that’s left is for you and your soon-to-be-ex to provide signatures!

You should also make sure to sign the agreement before a notary public. To avoid traveling to see a notary, choose to get your agreement notarized with DoNotPay online and handle the process from your living room.

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