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Finding the Right Attorney in Rockingham County, NH

Rockingham County has been touted as one of the best places in the country for people to buy a home, start a family, and start their own businesses. But even with its picturesque downtown area and thriving infrastructure, legal issues can arise in Rockingham, whether it’s a devastating car accident or a family breaking up due to divorce. When any of these things happen, you need the right attorneys fighting for you and your rights. You need DiBella Law Offices, P.C.


Divorce is very hard on the entire family, not just the two people going through it. A good divorce attorney can help make the transition easier and fight to get clients a settlement they deserve.

Residency Requirements

Before filing for divorce, it’s important to know that New Hampshire has very strict rules pertaining to the residency of both spouses and the children, if there are any. In the majority of cases, the spouse who files for divorce must do so in the county in which he or she lives. And while Rockingham is one county, it is categorized into different divisions, depending on where exactly the filing spouse lives. Those who live in Kingston, for instance, will file with the Brentwood family courts in Rockingham County, while those that live in Derry will file with the Derry family courts in Rockingham County.

Both parties must have lived in New Hampshire at one point, and at least for one continuous year before a divorce complaint can be filed.

Reasons for Divorce

In addition to residency requirements, the filing spouse must also provide a reason for wanting a divorce. In Rockingham County, most divorces are filed under irreconcilable differences, meaning that no one party is responsible or at fault for the divorce. When "irreconcilable differences" is given as the reason for divorce, accusing statements or evidence of misconduct will be considered inappropriate and will not be allowed. At-fault divorces in New Hampshire, on the other hand, are permissible on the grounds of:

  • Impotency
  • Adultery
  • Extreme cruelty
  • Conviction of a crime punishable by more than one year’s incarceration
  • When one spouse has been absent for two consecutive years
  • When either spouse has seriously injured or endangered the health of the other
  • When one spouse has joined a religion or group that believes the marriage was never lawful and as such, that spouse has not lived with the other spouse for six consecutive months

Children in Divorce

If there are children involved in the marriage, under New Hampshire law, both parents will be required to attend a four-hour information session. The purpose of this session is to guide parents on how to help their children through a divorce, and also includes information pertaining to divorce, separation, and the allocation of the rights and responsibilities of both parents.

Personal Injury Claims

At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we handle many divorce cases, but we also handle other types of claims as well. As a full-service legal firm, we help clients with car accidents, pedestrian accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and more. When they happen in Rockingham County, we know how to fight for our clients’ rights and get them the compensation they deserve.

If you want to file for divorce or separation, feel you will face custody issues down the road, or have had a accident in Rockingham County that was caused by someone else’s negligence, contact the attorneys at DiBella Law Offices, P.C., at (781) 262-3338. We are the New Hampshire attorneys who can help you with your case, and we want to review yours today.