New Mexico

New Mexico Divorce Process

On the petition of either party to a marriage, a district court in New Mexico may decree a dissolution of marriage on any of the following divorce grounds:

  1. incompatibility;
  2. cruel and inhuman treatment;
  3. adultery; or
  4. abandonment.

Residency Requirements

In order to file for divorce in New Mexico, either party must have resided in the state for at least six months immediately preceding the date of filing.

Members serving in any military branch of the U.S. government who have been continuously stationed in any military base or installation in New Mexico for six months may also file for divorce in the state.

Any member of the military and who was a resident in New Mexico for at least six months immediately prior to his or his spouse’s entry into any military branch of the United States government, may also file for divorce in New Mexico.

New Mexico Divorce Lawyer

If you are a man facing divorce in New Mexico, you should contact a New Mexico divorce lawyer to ensure your rights are protected. Cordell & Cordell Albuquerque divorce lawyers are licensed to practice throughout the state and are available for consultations should you seek additional information or possible legal representation. Please call 1-866-DADS-LAW to schedule an appointment.