How to File For Divorce in New Mexico
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- OFFICIAL -

HOW TO FILE FOR DIVORCE IN NEW MEXICO

- STEP BY STEP GUIDE -

STEP 1 - 2 ways to download the required New Mexico divorce papers:

Option A - BLANK NEW MEXICO DIVORCE PAPERS

Option B - HAVE DIVORCE PAPERS FILLED IN FOR YOU!

  • $299 Professional Service

STEP 2 - You will need to complete the following forms:

  • Domestic Relations Information Sheet
  • Petition for Dissolution of Marriage

STEP 3 - Deliver the above listed forms to the court clerk's office in the county in which you reside. Pay the filing fee of $137.00.

STEP 4 - You will have to serve your spouse all the required forms as well as the Summons and have him or her complete the form and send or hand-deliver the form back to you. You will have to file the completed summons to the clerk's office to prove that he or she was served. See state of New Mexico Guide on how to serve your spouse.

STEP 5 - You will have to meet with your spouse to negotiate and fill out the following forms:

  • Verified Marital Settlement Agreement
  • Child Support Worksheet
  • Parenting Plan
  • Final Decree of Dissolution of Marriage

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Either party must be a resident for at least 6 months
  • The most common reason for divorce in 'Incompatibility'.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

  • A divorce in New Mexico takes a minimum of 3 months.

STEP 6 - At this time, you are able to schedule a court hearing date. Be sure to notify your spouse of the date when you receive it from the clerk.

STEP 7 - Go to your court hearing and if you have followed the steps correctly the Judge will authorize your Final Decree of Dissolution of Marriage. After you have filed this form with the clerk after the court hearing then your divorce will be complete in New Mexico.

 

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