New Hampshire Divorce Attorney
Divorce is never an easy situation. Not only are there profound emotions and family issues, a couple going through a divorce in New Hampshire must also tackle a myriad of legal and financial issues. Due to the weight of both these factors, it is essential to engage a New Hampshire divorce attorney. The Law Office of Robert H. Prince has helped many individduals throughout New Hampshire with their divorce proceedings, providing a diligent investigation into the marriage and conducting an aggressive representation.
Through your personal divorce attorney, you’ll be delegating the associated legal issues to an experienced New Hampshire divorce law. As such, you can better focus on your own life and moving forward from the divorce. Call attorney Robert H. Prince at (617) 721-9141 or (603) 401-0409 for a free case evaluation.
Legal Grounds for Divorce in New Hampshire
New Hampshire recognizes specific grounds for divorce, which means that, if the court finds legal and reasonable reasons as to why one party desires a divorce, it could affect matters such as property division and spousal support. According to New Hampshire General Court Section 458:7, “Causes For Divorce,” the state recognizes nine legal grounds for divorce. Below you’ll find basic definitions for each ground:
- Impotency: Physical inability (or perhaps psychologically or due to a medical condition, among others) for one spouse to engage in sexual activity. This does not include intentionally withholding sexual contact or infertility.
- Adultery: Defined in New Hampshire as voluntary sexual intercourse between one party and someone other than his/her spouse.
- Extreme cruelty: Defined acts and/or conduct that intentionally destroys the peace-of-mind and happiness of the intended spouse. In addition to physical violence, this can include hostile or disruptive acts targeting the partner’s emotional and psychological well-being.
- Conviction of a crime punishable by incarceration of more than one year: Conviction of either party, in any state or federal district, of a crime punishable with imprisonment for more than one year and actual imprisonment under such conviction.
- Treatment to seriously injure health or endanger reason: Can include verbal and physical abuse, being the target of alcoholic tirades, being the target of unfaithfulness, fear, severe distress, and suffering from intimidation tactics, among many other behaviors.
- Desertion: One spouse has been absent for at least two years and has not been heard from.
- Drunkenness: Chronic alcoholism for a period of two years or more.
- Membership in a religious sect that declares marriage to be unlawful: One spouse joins a religious sect that believes the relations of husband and wife unlawful. As such, the member refuses to cohabit with his/her spouse for six months consecutive.
- Abandonment: One party, without cause and/or consent of the other spouse, has abandoned and refused to cohabit with the other for two years.
However, the most common and most favored grounds for divorce in NH is known as irreconcilable differences. As the NH Supreme Court once defined it, the parties just don’t get along anymore. And that has caused and irremediable breakdown of the marriage.
Contact the Law Office of Robert H. Prince Today
With years of experience helping individuals in Salem, NH, and throughout New Hampshire, Attorney Prince is confident that he can help build a strong case for your divorce proceedings. Through extensive investigation into contested financial and legal matters, the aim is to secure what is rightfully yours. On the other hand, if there is little to contest and you wish to divorce without any issues, the goal is to help the proceedings move as smoothly as possible. Essentially, the legal strategy will be devised specifically around your needs.
To engage and experienced divorce attorney in New Hampshire, call Robert H. Prince today at (617) 721-9141 or (603) 401-0409 or visit our law office in Salem.