Deciding to get a divorce entails legally terminating your marital status. Going through a divorce can be challenging and grueling. We use our vast experience to make the legal process of getting divorced as easy as possible for our clients. During the ongoing proceedings we know that you will probably have plenty of questions and are experiencing many emotions. We have gone through this with many clients and are here for you. We are divorce attorneys who take the counsel part of our jobs very seriously.
New Mexico Divorce Residency Requirements
Under New Mexico laws, the district court has authority to terminate a marriage if either of the spouses lived in the state for six months just prior to filing the divorce petition. The divorce petition can be filed in a court located in the same county where either party is located. We will address any questions you have if you are concerned about whether or not you satisfy the residency requirements.
Grounds for Filing for Divorce in New Mexico
A divorce can be granted in New Mexico regardless of whether the decision to end the marriage is amicable or if there is a mutual agreement regarding the reason for the divorce. Normally, a divorce is granted based upon irreconcilable differences. However, other grounds for divorce include:
- Cruel and inhumane treatment
Resolving Various Issues Associated with a Divorce
Getting a divorce is not only the end of a marriage but also involves setting up legal agreements regarding financial resources accrued during the marriage. Deciding how the welfare of any child or children produced from the union will be handled between both parties is also a major issue. Some of these issues may include:
- Division of marital property
- Child custody
- Child support
- Division of retirement benefits
Schedule a Consultation with a New Mexico Divorce Lawyer
If you are considering divorce and need legal advice, call us at (505) 843-7303. Alternatively, you can also contact us by submitting the confidential case evaluation form on the website. We will promptly set up an initial consultation at a time that is convenient for you. Our experienced divorce attorneys are available in the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho office locations.