New Mexico Simplified Divorce Procedures

Marital settlement agreements and contracts for separation are specifically authorized by law and must be in writing. Any marital settlement agreements should be recorded in the county where the spouses reside. [New Mexico Statutes Annotated; Article 4, Sections 40-2-4 and 40-2-5].

Each state has its own unique filing procedure. When filing for dissolution of marriage in New Mexico, you must adhere to the strict filing guidelines and prepare and submit the appropriate mandatory dissolution of marriage documents to the county court. You can visit the New Mexico state statutes located at: to learn more about these documents. You will discover that some documents may be provided by the New Mexico Legal System and others must be constructed on a case-by-case basis containing certain information and criteria to adhere to the New Mexico Laws and the filing requirements.