When a couple gets divorced, children are always the ones who feel it the most. Their lives are forever changed, and at least for the foreseeable future, are out of their control. Sometime, courts have to decide where children spend the bulk of their time. For couples with no minor children, however, two people only have to worry about themselves.
- What's the best way to start a divorce in New Hampshire when a couple has no children?
A joint petition is often a good idea to avoid the cost of a plaintiff serving papers. This can be done even if there is no agreement on the division of property. A personal data sheet will include the assets and properties that must be divided to resolve the divorce.
- What is needed to complete a divorce with no children?
Each spouse must complete an affidavit to insure all marital assets are considered. The court then issues a final decree of divorce. New Hampshire requires a vital statistics form as well.
- What if a couple has adult children?
The division of assets like joint retirement accounts may affect estate plans, and spouses often have to write new last wills and testaments or change the beneficiaries of trusts during and after divorces. If parents are paying for their children's college expenses while they're getting divorced, they should make sure the division of property does not affect their cash flow too much.
- Is a lawyer required for a divorce without children?
It is always a good idea to have legal representation during divorce proceedings. The process can be complex and the consequences of missing details can be severe.