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NEW HAMPSHIRE SUPERIOR COURT ADMINISTRATIVE RULES

THE MARITAL MASTER PROGRAM

Rule 12-9.  Authority of Marital Masters.  

(a) Marital Masters serving in the Superior Court are authorized to hear domestic relations cases, except matters involving incarceration, as follows: divorce, child custody and visitation between unwed parties, child support, legal separation, paternity, interstate custody and child support under UIFSA, domestic violence between wed and unwed parties, and grandparent visitation.

If possible, a Marital Master presiding at the first hearing in a case will thereafter be assigned to hear all matters pertaining to that case.

(b) Marital Masters serving in the Family Division are authorized to hear family cases, except matters involving incarceration, as follows: guardianship over minors, abuse and neglect of children, divorce, child custody and visitation between unwed parties, child support, legal separation, paternity, interstate custody and child support under UIFSA, domestic violence between wed and unwed parties, and grandparent visitation.

If possible, a Marital Master presiding at the first hearing in a case will thereafter be assigned to hear all matters pertaining to that case.

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