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Strafford County 7th Circuit Court Family Division - Dover
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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Strafford County 7th Circuit Court Family Division - Dover as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Strafford County, New Hampshire, and resources applicable to all courts in New Hampshire.
Published opinions and orders
Forms and related information
Circuit Court Family Division Forms
View and download Circuit Court Family Division forms including adoption, divorce, parenting, mediation, guardianship, juvenile, name change, and other forms.
Self help, legal research, general information
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Attorney Discipline Decisions
Search public attorney discipline decisions by attorney name, year, complaining party, docket number and type of sanction or warning issued.
The New Hampshire Department of Justice offers information about consumer protection, identity theft, mortgage foreclosure, elder abuse and financial fraud. A Consumer Protection Hotline number is provided, in addition to links for forms, publications, and alerts in a variety of languages.
Free and Low-Cost Legal Aid
View information from the New Hampshire Access to Justice Commission about organizations that provide legal advice and representation to low-income residents for non-criminal cases. Descriptions of available services are included.
Free Legal Advice and Referral Services
The Legal Advice and Referral Center provides free legal services to low-income residents in the areas of family law, benefits and welfare, and housing. Services include legal advice by phone, referrals to other free legal assistance programs, and self-help resources.
Free Legal Assistance
The New Hampshire Bar Association offers links to free legal services, including LawLine, the Domestic Violence Emergency Project, and the Pro Bono Program, which provides legal representation for eligible clients. Links are under "For the Pubilc" on the left side of the page.
Indigent Defense Information
The Office of Cost Containment offers information about defendants' eligibility for court-appointed counsel, and responsibility for repayment to the state.
The New Hampshire Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone, online request form, or email. An initial consultation with a lawyer may be arranged for a nominal fee, or for free.
Low-Cost Limited Legal Representation
Community Legal Services offers low-cost "unbundled" legal services in which lawyers provide some services to self-represented parties for a smaller fee than full representation. Services may include advice about the case, document preparation, coaching, court appearances for difficult parts of the case, and other tasks as agreed.
New Hampshire Attorney Disciplinary System
The New Hampshire Supreme Court provides direction on how to file a grievance against an attorney. Information includes an explanation of the system, procedural steps, answers to frequently asked questions, prior disciplinary decisions, and links to necessary filing forms.
View information about the New Hampshire Public Defender Program, which provides legal representation for indigent defendants facing possible incarceration, including delinquency cases.