Bar News - October 14, 2011
Nashua Circuit Court Moves to Spring Street
By: Gina Apicelli
The transfer of Hillsborough North Superior Court operations back to Manchester from Nashua on October 18, will free up space inside the courthouse at 30 Spring Street in Nashua for the consolidated 9th Circuit Court District, Probate and Family Divisions. Hillsborough South Superior Court operations will continue at the Spring Street location without interruption, however their operations will shift to different locations in the building to maximize the use of existing space.
On October 24, the Hillsborough South Superior Court clerk’s office will move into the Probate Division space on the first floor on Spring Street; the Probate Division staff will move into the space now located by the Superior Court clerk’s office. On November 14, the District Division will move out of its current location on the oval at 25 Walnut Street in Nashua and into the Spring Street facility with the Probate Division. Only emergency hearings will be held at Walnut Street on Nov. 14; district division operations will begin at Spring Street on Nov. 15. The Walnut Street building, which is owned by the state, will no longer be used for court business.
Meanwhile, the process is underway to move about two thirds of the family division cases out of the Merrimack Family Division into what will be the newly established Nashua Family Division at the Spring Street courthouse. Written notifications will be sent over the next few weeks to all parties involved in the cases that are to be transferred to Nashua.
To provide consistency for families and to keep most of the hearing dates already scheduled, cases currently being heard by Marital Masters Alice Love and David Forrest will be transferred to Nashua. Similarly, most of the cases currently being heard by Marital Master Bruce Dalpra will continue to completion with him in Merrimack.
Starting November 3rd, all new marital/parenting cases for Hollis, Hudson and Nashua will be filed at the Spring Street location.