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Child Custody and Visitation: Introduction

Reviewed 12/27/2018

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Although many parents handle custody and visitation (a.k.a. parental rights and responsibilities) themselves, this is a complex area of the law and is complicated to research. There are state, federal, and even international laws regarding child custody and visitation which, in some circumstances, must be read together in order to get a clear picture. Even if research is focused only on New Hampshire law, there is an interconnected web of New Hampshire statutes and case law that may apply. 


Please remember that this guide is for information purposes only and is not comprehensive.  It is intended as a starting point for research, to illustrate the various sources of the law, and to provide guidance in their use. NH Law About ... is not a substitute for the services of an attorney.