A. This is a requirement that both parties exchange specified financialinformation and other documents early in the divorce process.
Although there are exceptions, the exchange of Rule 1.25A mandatory disclosure must be completed within 45 days of the filing date in jointly filed petitions. Where an individual petition was filed to start the NH divorce, the parties need to provide the information to each other within 45 days from the date the non-filing party, or Respondent, received the petition.
Circumstances in a divorce proceeding may cause a Court hearing be scheduled sooner than 45 day time requirement. This first hearing does not include the First Appearance session. If you have a hearing scheduled within the 45 day requirement, these documents specified in Rule 1.25A must be exchanged 10 days prior to that initial hearing.
You should have an attorney review your case thoroughly, and early on in the proceeding to assist you in how to handle your divorce. The Law Office of Richard E. Clark, LLC has offices located in Portsmouth NH, Dover NH, and Newburyport MA. Attorney Clark can be contacted at (603) 431-0009, or www.NHseacoastLawyers.com.