Divorce Laws in New Mexico
Unlike other states, there is no waiting period to file for divorce in New Mexico. A couple married for one day files for dissolution the same way as a couple married for decades, as long as they have been residents for at least six months. If you are seeking military divorce, you need to have been stationed in New Mexico for at least six months to file for divorce.
New Mexico is a no-fault divorce state. If you and your spouse agree to the terms of divorce, it’s still important to contact one of the divorce attorneys at The Justice Legal Group Although your split may seem amicable, hiring an attorney is important to make sure your split is fair; unfortunately there are cases where one spouse takes advantage, without the other realizing it. Contact us so you have peace of mind that your uncontested divorce is fair.
Laws in New Mexico also allow for contested divorce. In these divorces, one party must prove to the court that there was misconduct on the other party’s behalf. However, since New Mexico is a no-fault state any alleged misconduct will not impact on the division of assets or a person’s rights under the law. Statutory grounds for “fault” divorces in New Mexico include:
- Cruel and inhumane treatment
Before you fill out any paperwork proceeding with the divorce, contact the divorce lawyers of The Justice Legal Group to help you resolve your contested divorce in or outside of court. Our lawyers can help you with issues of child support, child custody, property division and more.
Experienced Divorce Lawyers
The attorneys at The Justice Legal Group represent those seeking aggressive representation from experienced divorce lawyers. We handle all family law issues, including grandparents’ rights, paternity testing and more. Contact our skilled divorce attorneys today to set up a consultation to discuss your case.