Ending a marriage can be a difficult and stressful time in a person’s life - confusing court proceedings only add to the stress. When you or your spouse don’t agree on your divorce-related issues, also knows as “contesting” the divorce, the process is long, adversarial and expensive. However,
Overview of an Annulment in New Mexico What is an annulment and why would someone want one? Like a divorce, an annulment is a court procedure that dissolves, or ends, a marriage. An annulment is different from a divorce in that an annulment treats the marriage like it never happened.
Does New Mexico allow alimony? Yes. Alimony, which is also called "spousal support" in New Mexico, may be awarded in a divorce case, but the burden is on the spouse seeking support to show why alimony is needed.
In New Mexico, both parents must support their children until they reach 21 years old or become emancipated (or self-supporting). When the parents don’t live together, the custodial parent (the parent who has custody) can obtain court-ordered child support from the noncustodial parent (the parent who
This article explains how the occurrence of domestic violence impacts a court’s determination of which parent should have custody of a child in New Mexico. If you are a victim of domestic violence, there are a number of organizations that can help you get safe and help you secure your legal rights.