Bar News - July 4, 2008
Family Division Form Change
The following message is being sent to members of the Family Law Section at the request of the Family Division Administrators.
The NH Judicial Branch Family Division and Superior Court announce a change to the Petition to Change Court Order (NHJB 2062-FS) on the judicial branch website. This form may be found by clicking the forms link on the Family Division webpage.
This Petition includes a new question:
5. What have you done to resolve matters before you filed this Petition To Change Court Order?
This question was inserted in part due to the decision in In the Matter of Gretchen M. Conner and Roger T. Conner (Sept. 2007) in which at the top of page 3, the Supreme Court referenced the parenting plan selection set forth below:
"In the future, if the parents have a disagreement about parenting issues, the parents shall try to work it out in the best interest of the child(ren). If the parents are unable to work out the disagreement, they shall seek the help of a neutral third party to assist them. Only if the parents are unable to work out the disagreement after seeking third party assistance will they ask the court to decide the issue."