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New Hampshire Divorce Forms
This is a list of the most commonly filed divorce forms for the state of New Hampshire. Following the list is a brief summary of each form and its purpose. This list of forms is not exhaustive and not all forms listed are required for every divorce. Due to unique case situations and special divorce filing procedures in New Hampshire, certain forms may or may not be required by the New Hampshire courts.
Joint Petition for Divorce, NHJB-2058-FS
The Joint Petition for Divorce can be filed when both the husband and the wife agree to the divorce, and it saves the cost of formal service of process. This two-page form, which must be notarized and signed by both parties, normally lists "[i]rreconcilable differences [that] have caused the irremediable breakdown of the marriage or civil union" as the grounds.
Petition for Divorce, NHJB-2057-FS
When one spouses files alone, the Petition for Divorce, which must be notarized, lists all the information given in the Joint Petition, and it must be served on the Respondent.
Notice to Respondent and an Appearance Form
The Notice to Respondent and an Appearance Form gives the Respondent 15 days after the Petitioner has filed the divorce papers to enter an appearance.
Personal Data Sheet, NHJB-2077-FS
The Personal Data Sheet is a cover sheet that identifies the parties, their addresses, the children, and the type of action.
Financial Affidavit, NHJB-2065-FS
Both parties complete a Financial Affidavit by which each provides the other and the court the pertinent information about income and expenses, assets and related debts.
Certificate of Divorce, VS-14a
The Certificate of Divorce is a Vital Statistics form used by the state to keep tract of divorces.
Final Decree on Petition for Divorce, Legal Separation or Civil Union Dissolution, NHJB-2071-FS
The Final Decree on Petition for Divorce, Legal Separation or Civil Union Dissolution sets forth a final order on the terms and condition of the action in standardized language. It may have attachments, and is normally signed by both spouses.
Temporary Decree on Petition for Divorce, Legal Separation or Civil Union Dissolution, NHJB-2072-FS
The Temporary Decree on Petition for Divorce, Legal Separation or Civil Union Dissolution sets forth a Temporary Order on the terms and condition of the action in standardized language when he divorcing couple need temporary resolution of issues pending a final Decree.
Parenting Plan, NHJB-2064-FS
The Parenting Plan, elements of which are incorporated into the court's final order, defines the terms and conditions of custody and visitation, including decision making, vacations, parenting time, information and access and relocation.
Joint Parenting Plan, NHJB-2390-FS
A Joint Parenting Plan is a Petition used when both the husband and the wife jointly seek to establish parental rights and responsibilities.
Uniform Support Order, NHJB-2066-FS
The Uniform Support Order stipulates the alimony and/or child support paid by the Obligor spouse as part of the terms and conditions of the divorce. It is also details the medical support obligation of each parent. The Uniform Support Orders applies in conjunction with New Hampshire Standing Orders in Domestic Cases.
Child Support Guidelines Worksheet, NHJB-2101-FS
The Child Support Guidelines Worksheet is used to calculate the amount of child support paid by the Obligor party, usually the noncustodial parent, to the Obligee parent, usually the custodial parent. It is based on percentage of income of gross monthly income.
Affidavit as to Military Service, NHJB-2200-DFPS
Filed by the Petitioner, the Affidavit as to Military Service certifies that the Respondent is not eligible for any protection from civil litigation under the Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act or that he or she agrees to waive any protection. This form, which must be notarized, may be used in default actions when the Respondent fails to file an answer.
Affidavit of Impossibility, NHJB-2197-FS
The Affidavit of Impossibility states the impossibility in obtaining the Respondent's Financial Affidavit. This form, which must be notarized, may be used in default actions when the Respondent fails to file an answer.
Affidavit of Non-Cohabitation, NNJB-2198-FS
The Affidavit of Non-Cohabitation states that the Petitioner and the Respondent have not cohabited and that the parties are not living together.
The grounds for divorce fall into two categories: no-fault and fault. The no-fault category means that the parties have irreconcilable differences. In New Hampshire the fault category alleges one of the spouses engaged in adultery, was criminally convicted or incarcerated, behaved with cruelty, abandoned the marriage or is an alcoholic. When filing a petition for divorce the grounds for the request must be listed in order for the case to be filed with the county clerk.
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