Bill Text - HB1633 (2018)

Relative to alimony.


Revision: Nov. 13, 2017, 12:01 p.m.

HB 1633 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2579

05/01

 

HOUSE BILL 1633

 

AN ACT repealing the alimony statute.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Phinney, Straf. 24

 

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires any new petition for alimony to be made within one year of the divorce decree.  The bill also removes references to permanent alimony and requires alimony orders to be for a specified period of time.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2579

05/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT repealing the alimony statute.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Divorce; Alimony.  Amend the introductory paragraph of RSA 458:19, I to read as follows:

I.  Upon motion of either party for alimony payments, the court shall make orders for the temporary payment of alimony to the party in need of alimony, [either temporary or permanent, for a definite or indefinite] for the period of time specified in the order, if the motion for alimony payments is made within [5 years] one year of the decree of nullity or divorce and the court finds that:

2  Repeal.  RSA 458:19, VII, relative to renewal of an order for permanent alimony, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2019.

HB 1633 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2579

05/01

 

HOUSE BILL 1633

 

AN ACT repealing the alimony statute.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Phinney, Straf. 24

 

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill requires any new petition for alimony to be made within one year of the divorce decree.  The bill also removes references to permanent alimony and requires alimony orders to be for a specified period of time.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2579

05/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT repealing the alimony statute.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Divorce; Alimony.  Amend the introductory paragraph of RSA 458:19, I to read as follows:

I.  Upon motion of either party for alimony payments, the court shall make orders for the temporary payment of alimony to the party in need of alimony, [either temporary or permanent, for a definite or indefinite] for the period of time specified in the order, if the motion for alimony payments is made within [5 years] one year of the decree of nullity or divorce and the court finds that:

2  Repeal.  RSA 458:19, VII, relative to renewal of an order for permanent alimony, is repealed.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2019.