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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)
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