NH Law About... Child Support

Introduction to... Child Support

Posted October 3, 2012. Revised May 2, 2014; May 22, 2015. Reviewed February 8, 2017.

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Read about... Child Support

WEBSITES

New Hampshire Legal Aid. Child Support

Link verified on: February 8, 2017

Under New Hampshire law, all parents must support their children. In most cases, the parent who is responsible for the child’s primary residence is the parent to receive child support from the other.   GO>

New Hampshire. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Division of Child Support Services

Link verified on: February 8, 2017

Every child living in NH has a legal right to financial support from both parents, even if the parents are divorced, separated or never married. The Division of Child Support Services helps families establish and enforce child support orders - both medical and financial.   GO>

Circuit Court. Family Division - Child Support

Link verified on: February 8, 2017

Starting child support -- Calculating child support -- Modifying child support.   GO>

United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Office of Child Support Enforcement

Link verified on: February 8, 2017

OCSE partners with federal, state, tribal and local governments and others to promote parental responsibility so that children receive support from both parents even when they live in separate households.   GO>


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Family law / by Charles G. Douglas. New Providence, N.J. : LexisNexis, 2014. 4th ed.   GO>

Link verified on: March 23, 2017

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Read the law about... Child Support

NEW HAMPSHIRE STATUTES

RSA 161-B. Support of Dependent Children  GO>

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RSA 161-C. Alternative Method of Support Enforcement for Dependent Children  GO>

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RSA 168-A. Uniform Act on Paternity  GO>

Link verified on: March 16, 2017

RSA 458-B. Income Assignment  GO>

Link verified on: March 10, 2017

RSA 458-C. Child Support Guidelines  GO>

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RSA 461-A. Parental Rights and Responsibilities  GO>

Link verified on: March 23, 2017

RSA 546-A. Uniform Civil Liability for Support  GO>

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RSA 546-B. Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA)   GO>

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Find it in a Library ... New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated

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Find the New Hampshire statutes in print at libraries throughout the state.   GO>

Find it in a Library ... New Hampshire Statutes Pertaining to Health and Human Services  GO>

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Learn About New Hampshire Statutes: New Hampshire statutes are the laws of the State of New Hampshire as enacted by the New Hampshire General Court. GO>
 

NEW HAMPSHIRE REGULATIONS

He-W 400. Support of Dependent Children  GO>

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NEW HAMPSHIRE COURT RULES

Circuit Court. Family Division. Rules  GO>

Link verified on: March 23, 2017

Learn About New Hampshire Court Rules: Follow this link to learn how to search court rules online as well as what court rules are and how they're published. GO>
 

NEW HAMPSHIRE FORMS

New Hampshire. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Division of Child Support Services. Child Support Forms  GO>

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Circuit Court. Family Division. Child Support Forms  GO>

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FEDERAL STATUTES

18 U.S.C. 228. Failure to Pay Legal Child Support Obligations (Child Support Recovery Act of 1992 (CSRA))  GO>

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28 U.S.C. 1738B. Full Faith and Credit for Child Support Orders  GO>

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42 U.S.C. 651-659b. Child Support and Establishment of Paternity (Title IV-D of the Social Security Act)  GO>

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FEDERAL REGULATIONS

45 CFR 301-310. Office of Child Support Enforcement  GO>

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FOR MORE HELP ...

Circuit Court. Family Division. Service Center

Link verified on: March 23, 2017

Questions regarding Circuit Court Family Division cases (e.g., divorce, parenting, juvenile delinquency, CHINS, guardianship of minors, and cases involving DCYF) may be directed to the Family Division Service Center.   GO>

New Hampshire Law Library

Link verified on: March 24, 2017

The state's only public law library. Call, email, or visit, we'll be happy to help.   GO>


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