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Coos County Family Divisions

Coos County has three Family Divisions:

1. 1st Circuit - Family Division - Berlin
2. 1st Circuit - Family Division - Colebrook
3. 1st Circuit - Family Division - Lancaster

NH CIRCUIT COURT
1st Circuit - Family Division – Berlin
650 Main Street, Suite 100
Berlin, NH 03570-2476

Marital Master: Vacant
Circuit Clerk: Terri L. Peterson
Deputy Clerk: Denise Valerino
Phone: 1-855-212-1234 for calls from US or Canada (Calls from outside US or Canada call 603-410-0296)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm

Jurisdiction: Towns of Berlin, Dummer, and Milan and the unincorporated places of Cambridge and Success. 

Directions

From the north: Take Route 3 South to Lancaster. When you reach Lancaster, keep driving through until you pass the Town Hall on your left and Riff’s Flower shop on your right. Keep going and you will start to go up a hill. Route 3 forks to the left and Route 2 forks to the right. Take Route 2 and follow it into Gorham (about ½ hour drive). Turn left at the intersection of Routes 2 and 16. Continue North about 8 miles, through two sets of lights into Berlin. The courthouse will be located on your right, just before Woodlands Credit Union.

From the south: T ake Interstate 93 North to Exit 35 (Twin Mountain). Follow Route 3 North for approximately 11 miles until you come to a four-way intersection. Go straight through the intersection and follow it for about 2 miles. You will come to a flashing yellow light and Route 115 will be on your right. Take Route 115 and follow it all the way to the end. At the end of Route 115 take a right onto Route 2 and follow it into Gorham (about a 20 min. drive). Turn left at the intersection of Routes 2 and 16. Continue North about 8 miles, through two sets of lights into Berlin. The courthouse will be located on your right, just before Woodlands Credit Union.

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NH CIRCUIT COURT
1st Circuit - Family Division – Colebrook
c/o 55 School Street, Suite 201
Lancaster , NH 03584

Circuit Clerk: Terri Peterson
Phone: 1-855-212-1234 for calls from US or Canada (Calls from outside US or Canada call 603-410-0296)
Hours: The Colebrook Court is staffed on the following 2013 Thursday court session days from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The Lancaster Court is staffed on all business days and available to assist with Colebrook Court matters.

September 5 and September 19
October 10 and October 24
November 14
December 12

 

Jurisdiction: Towns of Colebrook, Pittsburg, Clarksville, Wentworth’s Location, Errol, Millsfield, Columbia, Stewartstown, and Stratford and the unincorporated places of Dix’s Grant, Atkinson & Gilmanton Academy Grant, Second College Grant, Dixville, Erving’s Location, and Odell. 

Directions

From the north: Head south on Route 3 into Colebrook. Turn right onto Bridge Street. The Town Hall will be the fourth building on your left. The Court is in the Town Hall. Go through the front doors, check with the dispatcher and go all the way to the back of the building.

From the south: Take 93 North to Exit 35 (Twin Mountain). Follow Route 3 through Twin Mountain, Whitefield, Lancaster, Northumberland, Groveton, Stratford, Columbia and into Colebrook. Once in Colebrook, just after you pass Junction of Route 26 (goes right). Turn left onto Bridge Street. The Town Hall will be the fourth building on your left. The Court is in the Town Hall. Go through the front doors, check with the dispatcher and go all the way to the back of the building. 

From Northern Vermont: Head south on Route 102. In Lemington, turn left onto Bridge Street. The Town Hall will be on your right. The Court is in the Town Hall. Go through the front doors, check with the dispatcher and go all the way to the back of the building.

From Southern Vermont: Head north on Route 102. In Lemington, turn right onto Bridge Street. The Town Hall will be on your right. The Court is in the Town Hall. Go through the front doors, check with the dispatcher and go all the way to the back of the building. 

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NH CIRCUIT COURT
1st Circuit - Family Division – Lancaster
55 School Street, Suite 201
Lancaster, NH 03584

Parking: Public parking area as directed by signs.

Marital Master: Vacant
Circuit Clerk: Terri Peterson
Deputy Clerk: Martha Kennett
Phone: 1-855-212-1234 for calls from US or Canada (Calls from outside US or Canada call 603-410-0296)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm

Jurisdiction: Towns of Lancaster, Stark, Northumberland, Carroll, Whitefield, Dalton, and Jefferson, and the unincorporated places of Kilkenny, Bean’s Grant, Chandler’s Purchase, and Crawford’s Purchase. 

Directions

From the Nashua, Manchester, and Concord Area: Take Interstate 93 North through Franconia Notch. Take Exit 35 (Twin Mountain, Lancaster). Follow Route 3 North all the way to Lancaster (26 miles). Courthouse is on the left after Post Office (School St.). 

From the Seacoast Area: Take Route 16 to Gorham, NH. In Gorham take Route 2. Follow Route 2 all the way to Lancaster. Route 2 connects to Route 3 in Lancaster. Courthouse on left after Post Office (School St.).

From the Berlin/Gorham Area: Take Route 2 to Lancaster. Route 2 Connects to Route 3 in Lancaster. Courthouse on left after Post Office (School St.).

From Northern NH (Pittsburg, Colebrook, Stratford Area): Take Route 3 South to Lancaster. Courthouse on right before Post Office (School St.). 

From Keene, Claremont, Lebanon Area: Take Interstate 91N to St. Johnsbury, VT. Take Route 2 to Lancaster. Route 2 connects to Route 3 in Lancaster. Courthouse on right before Post Office (School St.)

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