Laconia Family Division

The following are the new judge and marital master assignments for family cases in the Circuit and Superior Court for January 2013 through March 2013:


1st Circuit


Hon. Paul D. Desjardins
(most of these hearings are held in Lancaster)


To Be Determined 


Hon. J. Peter Cyr

2nd Circuit


Hon. Lawrence

A recent decision in the Laconia Family Division regarding a parent’s disagreement over homeschooling their daughter has been grabbing national attention., including a headline on Fox News. Unfortunately, the news articles, bloggers, and advocates for the mother paint this as a constitutional issue, one of the state interfering with parents’ constitutional right

On April 1, 2009 the Laconia District Court and Laconia Family Division will open in new locations. Both courts will be located at:

The Laconia Courthouse
26 Academy Street
Laconia NH 03247
District Court: 524-4128
Family Division: 524-7755

The clerk’s offices for both courts is in the process of moving from March 25th through March 31st , and therefore