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Divorce

A Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce) is a legal action between married people to end the marriage. 

A divorce determines how to divide the property and debts of the parties, where the children will live if there are children of the marriage, and who will pay child support and how much that parent must pay.  After two people are divorce, each person is free to marry again.

To obtain a divorce in New Mexico, you or your spouse must have lived in New Mexico for the last six months.  To begin a divorce, you must first file a petition and other papers in the district court in the county where you live or where your spouse lives.  The divorce is not final until the judge signs the Final Decree of Dissolution of Marriage.

It is not necessary that both person agree to end the relationship.  One spouse cannot make the other stay in a relationship.

Additional Information

For Divorce forms, click here.

To complete a Child Support Worksheet, click here.

Address

400 Lomas Blvd NW
Room 119, 1st Floor 
Albuquerque, NM  87102

Contact

 Phone: 505-841-6702

  505-841-7579

  505-841-5409

Email: albdselfhelp@nmcourts.gov

General Hours
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
General questions will be answered and forms may be picked up

Self Help Interview Hours
***All in-person interviews have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Additional Resources

Information for Kinship Guardians

Family Court Forms

Civil Court Forms

Community Legal Services

Local Rules

Interactive Child Support Worksheet

Arbitration Forms

Settlement Facilitation Forms

NM State Judiciary Self-Help Guide