New Mexico allows you to complete your divorce without an attorney if you and your spouse can come to an agreement on what to do with your property and how you will care for any children that you have.
New Mexico Residency Requirements
At least one spouse must have resided in New Mexico for at least 60 days immediately before the divorce is filed.
Grounds For Divorce
New Mexico is a no-fault divorce state. In a New Mexico divorce, the no-fault ground for dissolution of marriage is based on incompatibility.
Filing Your New Mexico Divorce
The basic steps for filing your divorce are as follows:
- Review and sign the documents.
- File the divorce documents with the Clerk of the District Court.
- A Judge will sign the Final Decree of Dissolution of Marriage finalizing your divorce.
Division of property & debt, child parenting plan (including child support, visitation and custody), spousal support, and more are covered.
If you select a New Mexico divorce without children, you are selecting the following forms:
- Petition for Dissolution of Marriage
- Domestic Relations Information Sheet
- Marital Settlement Agreement
- Final Decree of Dissolution of Marriage
If you select a New Mexico divorce with children, you are selecting the non-children forms as well as:
- Parenting Plan
- Wage Withholding Order
- Child Support Worksheet(s)
DivorceWriter provides forms specific to the state of New Mexico and offers a money back guarantee if your documents are not accepted by the Court.