In a New Hampshire Divorce, What is Rule 1.25-A Mandatory Disclosure – Part I

family law imageRule 1.25-A can be found on the NH Judicial Branch website and this rule requires you and the other party to exchange certain financial information and other documents early in your case.

Why is this rule necessary?

Your case will include court orders which will divide assets and debts and orders on other matters such as health insurance obligations. If you have minor children, it will also include orders regarding child support. The rule is designed so that you and the other party share information about your financial circumstances so that agreements that are reached, and court orders that are issued, are based on accurate information.

Do I send this information to the court?

You DO need to file the Financial Affidavit with the court and provide a copy to the other party. You DO NOT send the rest of the information required by this rule to the court. Instead, you simply provide the information to the other party unless a court order limits your contact with that person.

How do I get the information to the other party?

If you are represented, your attorney will provide this information to the other party on your behalf. If you are representing yourself, send the information to the other party’s attorney, or directly to the other party if s/he is not represented. However, if there are restraining orders or bail conditions in place which limit your contact with the other party, mail or deliver the documents to the court. The court will forward the information to the other party on your behalf.

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