New Mexico Online Divorce
How to File Your Own Divorce in New Mexico
Outlined below is some background information you should know about filing for a divorce in New Mexico. Once you become acquainted with this information, you can take our quiz to see if you qualify for the New Mexico online divorce.

Using our online divorce is a quick and easy way to get all the completed documents you need in order to file for your own, uncontested divorce, while avoiding having to pay exorbitant attorney fees.

Residency Requirements

Every state has a set of residency requirements that must be met by the filing spouse in order for the court to have jurisdiction over the divorce proceedings. If you don't meet the residency requirements of the state you're trying to file in, the case may get dismissed by the court. The residency requirements in New Mexico are as follows:

  • Either party must reside in this state for at least six months immediately preceding the date of the filing and has a domicile in New Mexico
  • The petition is to be filed in the county in which either spouse reside
  • Persons serving in any military branch of the United States government who have been continuously stationed in any military base or installation in New Mexico for such period of six months shall, for the purposes hereof, be deemed to have a domicile of the state and county where such military base or installation is located

  • (New Mexico Statutes - Article 4 - Sections: 40-4-5)

Grounds for Divorce

There are also grounds each state will allow you to file under when filing for a divorce. The ground for divorce is the reason that you and your spouse are filing for a divorce. The following are the grounds for divorce in New Mexico:

  • No Fault:
    • Incompatibility
  • Fault:
    • Cruel and inhuman treatment
    • Adultery; or
    • Abandonment

    (New Mexico Statutes - Article 4 - Sections: 40-4-1, 40-4-2)

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