decriminalization of adultery

As of January 1st of this year, New Hampshire repealed RSA:645:3. This was an antiquated and unenforced law which made adultery a class B misdemeanor. However, adultery remains a valid fault ground for divorce in New Hampshire. Now, an inquiry into such infidelity cannot be side-stepped by exercising the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination, or “taking the 5th.” Therefore, in the context of a divorce proceeding, the issue of adultery will remain a relevant topic for the foreseeable future.

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By: Brenner G. Webb


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