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)
While divorce may be common, when you go through it yourself, you still deserve dedicated, personal focus on your rights and unique situation. An experienced divorce lawyer can help you figure out the best way forward, explain the law, and represent you in court if it is ever necessary. Take the first step now and contact a local divorce attorney to discuss your divorce.