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Child Custody and Visitation

Reviewed 04/22/2022
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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. 

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Check the print resources listed on the Read About the Law page for sample forms and language. These resources contain forms created and used by New Hampshire attorneys. Also, you can often find sample pleadings in legal research databases, such as Westlaw or LexisAdvance. These databases are available - for free - at the New Hampshire Law Library. 

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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.