Divorce is always difficult, especially on children. When a child's world is about to be split between two homes and two independent people, New Hampshire courts try to make sure their needs are attended.
It used to be if a spouse wanted to get the dirt on their wife or husband in a contested custody or divorce case, they had to shell out a lot of money to a private investigator. Now, all it often takes is a perusal of the errant spouse's social media accounts and a few screen-grabs.
For those in New Hampshire who are facing overwhelming debt but feel that with enough time they may be able to meet their financial obligations, Chapter 13 bankruptcy may be an option worth considering. However, it is important to note that not all debts can be discharged through Chapter 13 bankruptcy. For example, child support and spousal support delinquencies generally cannot be discharged, even upon completion of a Chapter 13 repayment plan.
Alimony can be an important tool for making divorces fair when the spouses are on unequal financial footing. It helps people move on into a new life without financial issues added to the emotional difficulties of divorce. The nature of alimony has often been unpredictable, and New Hampshire has just made it easier to understand how alimony is determined.
Many people still have a negative view of bankruptcy, treating it like something they would prefer to avoid. They likely worry about how bankruptcy would impact their credit score and think it is only an option for certain people.
There may come a time in the weeks, months or even years after parents in New Hampshire divorce when one parent wishes to move. For example, a parent might receive a lucrative job offer in another part of the state or they may wish to live closer to family. However, if a parent has custody of their child for at least 150 days of the year, there are certain legal requirements they must meet before relocating with the child.
People often make the mistake of thinking that divorce simply happens when two people realize they do not love each other anymore. While that can play a role, it's actually much more complicated and there are a lot of potential factors that enter into the equation. Below are five different issues that can end a marriage.
People in New Hampshire have more debt than people in many other states, with student debt and medical expenses leading the reasons that some are pushed into red ink. In some cases, bankruptcy may be the best way to start over with a clean slate, but it is often the last stop on a long road with options for people to get out of debt.