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New Mexico | Section Summary

Marital age requirements in New Mexico:

Male (parental consent)
Female (parental consent)
Minors under 16 may only obtain license by order of children’s court or family division of district court. Courts may authorize marriage in settlement of action to compel support, and establish parentage, or in case of pregnancy.
Welcome to MaritalLaws! In this section you will find information on laws regarding alimony, child support, custody, divorce, visitation, and even property division for the state of New Mexico.

New Mexico | Alimony Law Summary

In the state of New Mexico, during any proceeding for the dissolution of marriage, or following, the court may attach or grant separately, an order for spousal support, otherwise known as alimony. ....... Click here to get more info on Alimony

New Mexico | Child Support Law Summary

The gross income of a parent means only the income and earnings of that parent and does not count the income of spouses.

"Gross income" includes income from any source such as income from salaries, wages, tips, commissions, bonuses, dividends, severance pay, pensions, interest, trust income, annuities, capital gains, social security benefits, workers' compensation benefits, unemployment insurance benefits, disability insurance benefits, significant in-kind benefits that reduce personal living expenses, prizes and alimony or maintenance received, and more, given that:

New Mexico | Custody Law Summary

In determining joint custody order, the court shall consider the following factors:

  • the child's relationship with the parents

  • whether each parent is able to care for the child

  • whether each parent is willing to accept all responsibilities of parenting

  • whether the child can best maintain a relationship with both parents through consistent contact

  • whether the child's development will benefit from involvement from both parents

  • whether each parent is able to allow the other to provide care without intrusion

  • the suitability to implement joint custody

  • geographic distance between the parents

  • ability of the parents to cooperate regarding the needs of the child

  • whether either parent has engaged in acts of domestic abuse against any household member.

When custody is contested, the court will refer that issue to mediatio ....... Click here to get more info on Custody

New Mexico | Divorce Law Summary

For New Mexico, the spouse seeking the divorce must have lived in the state for a minimum of 6 months before they can file for a divorce. ....... Click here to get more info on Divorce

New Mexico | Visitation Law Summary

New Mexico law states that a biological parent of a minor child may request visitation rights as part of an open divorce, parentage or custody case. A person may also file a petition for visitation on its own. The court will examine whether a visitation arrangement is in the best interests of the child. The factors considered include:

New Mexico | Property Division Law Summary

In New Mexico, marital property, or property acquired during the marriage, is distributed equally (50-50) to each party unless the court finds such a division to be inequitable or parties agree to a different formula under which to divide property. ....... Click here to get more info on Property Division

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