What are the Residency and Filing Requirements for Divorce in New Mexico?

In New Mexico, divorce petitions should be filed in state district court. (New Mexico Statutes Annotated 40-4-3) One of the parties must have resided in New Mexico for at least 6 months prior to filing for divorce and maintain a domicile in New Mexico. (New Mexico Statutes Annotated 40-4-5)

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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