In New Hampshire, a petition for divorce must include: (1) the spouses’ names, addresses, and contact information; (2) the city, state and date of the marriage; (3) the length of time the petitioner has been a New Hampshire resident; (4) the names and birthdates of minor children; (5) a statement regarding whether either spouse or any minor child has received public assistance in the past 6 months; (6) a statement as to whether the wife is pregnant; (7) a statement as to whether the parties own real estate jointly or separately; (8) the cause for divorce; (9) a statement as to whether there are any pending family law matters in other courts; (10) the requests for court orders (such as alimony, child support, child custody etc.) (New Hampshire Judicial Branch Family Division Forms)
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