How do you legally separate in NH?
A couple can file for legal separation in New Hampshire if:
- Both spouses live in New Hampshire.
- The spouse initiating the separation has lived in New Hampshire for at least one year.
- The spouse initiating the separation lives in New Hampshire and their partner can be served in New Hampshire.
Is it better to legally separate or divorce?
If you’re having serious problems with your spouse, a divorce might seem like the only way to split off and protect your finances. However, a legal separation may offer the same protection as a divorce and in some cases works out better.
Where do I file for divorce in NH?
Documents are filed at the Clerk of Court’s office in the courthouse. To file your Petition you must submit to the Clerk’s office the original signed and notarized Petition along with 2 copies. You will also need to pay a filing fee. If you are low-income, you can file a Motion to Waive Filing and Service Fees.
What is reasonable spousal maintenance?
The guideline states that the paying spouse’s support be presumptively 40% of his or her net monthly income, reduced by one-half of the receiving spouse’s net monthly income. If child support is an issue, spousal support is calculated after child support is calculated.
Is my wife entitled to half my savings?
If you opened a savings account during your marriage, it’s technically a joint account. even if it’s in your name alone. Your spouse gets a portion of it. How much may depend on whether you live in a community property state or an equitable distribution state.
Why do husbands want separate bank accounts?
The common reason for each spouse wanting their own bank account is the desire for independence as all three examples demonstrate. There’s no greater feeling than being free to do whatever you want with your own money.
Can my husband take me off our joint account?
Can I do that? Generally, no. In most cases, either state law or the terms of the account provide that you usually cannot remove a person from a joint checking account without that person’s consent, though some banks may offer accounts where they explicitly allow this type of removal.