New Hampshire Child Custody Laws

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New Hampshire Child Custody

New Hampshire child custody is presumed to be joint legal custody (joint responsibility for all parental rights and decisions); i.e. it is presumed that it is in the best interests of the child that both parents share custody, unless there has been misconduct towards the child by one of the parents. a New Hampshire Court will award child custody based upon the best interests of the child. In determining best interests, the Court will consider:
  • preference of the child; 

  • the education of the child; 

  • any findings or recommendations of a neutral mediator; and 

  • any other factors.

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