New Hampshire Self Help and Legal Research
This page provides information about Self Help and Legal Research resources in New Hampshire.
Links are grouped by those that cover courts statewide, for multiple counties, and then by individual county.
New Hampshire - Statewide Courts Self Help
Circuit Court District Division Small Claims Information
View information about small claims cases in Circuit Court District Division, including monetary limits, preparation and electronic filing instructions, a sample complaint form, and links to additional resources.
Legal Information by Topic
View answers to frequently asked questions about the New Hampshire court system and procedures, arranged alphabetically by topic.
New Hampshire Court Rules
View New Hampshire court rules including rules for Superior Court and Circuit Court, Rules of Evidence, and Rules of Professional Conduct.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
New Hampshire Legal Aid offers legal information and related resources, including an online library with links to information about domestic violence, bankruptcy, civil rights, consumer, education, employment, family law, housing, taxation, and veterans' issues. A link to the Legal Advice and Referral Center is included.
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
View domestic violence legal information and links for assistance, including organizations offering advice and other forms of support.
Child Support Services
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services offers information and services related to child support, including answers to frequently asked questions, paternity establishment and absent parent location.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The New Hampshire Department of Public Safety offers information about traffic laws, motor vehicle laws, driver licenses, hearings and answers to frequently asked questions.
Search the New Hampshire Judicial Branch's Self-Help Center, which provides self-help videos and links to a variety legal sources, including: starting a case, preparing for court, types and locations of courts, legal topics, forms, legal services, alternatives to court, laws, court rules, and a glossary of legal terms.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
View information about mediation and arbitration, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Links to individual court mediation programs, forms, and answers to frequently asked questions are provided.
View information about the HomeHelpNH program, which offers assistance to people having difficulty paying their mortgates. Links to information, counseling, legal assistance, and additional state and federal resources are included.
Circuit Court Family Division Divorce and Parenting Information
View information from the Circuit Court Family Division on how to file for divorce, how to file a parenting petition, enforcement of court orders, modification of parental rights or child support, and other topics.
Business Court Information
View information about the Business and Commercial Dispute Docket, a specialized part of Superior Court that handles complex business cases. Information about Business Court Mediation is included.
Superior Court Information
View information about Superior Court, including types of cases handled, judges' assignments, court programs, locations, rules, and other resources.
Circuit Court District Division Information
View information about Circuit Court District Division, including types of cases handled, court programs, orders, locations, rules, service centers, and other resources.
Circuit Court District Division Landlord and Tenant Information
View information about landlord-tenant case procedures in Circuit Court District Division, including eviction notice, demand for rent, and fees.
Circuit Court District Division Criminal Case Information
View information about criminal cases in Circuit Court District Division, including definitions, procedures, conduct, and payment of fines.
Circuit Court District Division Domestic Violence Information
View and download a detailed manual with information about domestic violence protocols and procedure in Circuit Court District Division.
Circuit Court Probate Division Information
View information about the Circuit Court Probate Division, including types of cases handled, where to file, procedures, rules, and Service Center resources.
Circuit Court Probate Division Service Centers and Documents
View contact information for Circuit Court Probate Division Service Centers, and view and download a Service Center description, probate pamphlets, and checklists of required documents for different types of cases.
Circuit Court Family Division Information
View information about Circuit Court Family Division, including types of cases handled, where to file a case, guardians, court programs, rules, and other resources.
New Hampshire Law Library
View information about the New Hampshire Law Library, including an online catalog, a description of services and materials available to the public, and links to online legal research resources.
Circuit Court Family Division Service Centers
View contact information for Circuit Court Family Division Service Centers, which can answer questions about Family Division cases and resources.
Find Your New Hampshire Court
Locate New Hampshire courts by court type, county, division, or alphabetically by town name.
New Hampshire Revised Statutes
Search New Hampshire Revised Statutes by keyword or phrase, or browse the index of titles online.
New Hampshire Multiple County Courts Self Help
Drug and Mental Health Courts
View information about Drug and Mental Health Courts available in some Superior Courts and Circuit Court District Divisions that provide treatment programs in lieu of jail for some offenders. Links to locations and resources are provided.
Cheshire County - Courts Self Help Resources
Cheshire County Alternative Sentencing and Mental Health Court
View information about the Cheshire County Alternative Sentencing Program and Mental Health Court, which can set up treatment programs in lieu of jail for some offenders with substance abuse or mental health disorders.
Strafford County - Courts Self Help Resources
Stafford County Drug Court
View information about Stafford County Drug Court, a program of Superior Court that can set up a treatment program in lieu of jail for some offenders. Links to program forms and answers to frequently asked questions are included.
Strafford County Mental Health Court
View information about Strafford County Mental Health Court and Mental Health Supervision Program, which can set up treatment programs in lieu of jail for some offenders with mental health problems in Circuit Court District Division. Links to program forms and answers to frequently asked questions are included.